Rodrigo Roncero

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Rodrigo Roncero
Rodrigo Roncero Stade francais 2012-03-03.jpg
Training session of Stade Français
Full name Rodrigo Roncero
Date of birth (1977-02-16) 16 February 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
–2002
2002–04
2004–12
Dep. Francesa
Gloucester
Stade Français

15
194

(15)
(70)
correct as of 10 September 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2012 Argentina 55 (30)
correct as of 7 October 2012.

Rodrigo Roncero, also known as "RoRo" (born 16 February 1977, in Buenos Aires), is an Argentine former rugby union rugby player. The last team in which he played was Stade Français in the Top 14.[1][2] He has also played for Gloucester Rugby in the Guinness Premiership from 2002[3] to 2004.[4] Roncero also played for Argentina, usually as a prop.

Roncero made his first appearance for Argentina on 15 September 1998 in a match against Japan.[5] He made three appearances in 2002 as well. Roncero was included in a mid-week Pumas side to play South Africa A, that Marcelo Loffreda was using to determine part of his squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He was included in the Pumas' 2003 Rugby World Cup squad, playing in matches against Namibia and Romania.

He was capped five times for Argentina in 2004, including in a match against the All Blacks. Roncero played another five times for Argentina in 2005. He also played in Argentina's 2006 mid-year series against Wales and the All Blacks.

In 2007 he was selected to join the Argentina squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

He played five internationals in 2008 and five in 2009.

In the issue of Rugby World magazine published in December 2009 (and dated January 2010), the columnist Stephen Jones ranked Roncero as the ninth best player in the world at the time of his writing.[6]

Like fellow 2007 Rugby World Cup team mate Felipe Contepomi, Roncero is a qualified doctor.

He has developed a reputation as one of the world game's most destructive scrummagers. In 6 October 2012, Roncero played his last game in international rugby against the Wallabies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roncero's profile at Stade Francais". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Roncero's profile". Stade Français. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Wyn Griffiths (20 August 2002). "Gloucester close in on Argentinian Roncero". The Independent. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rodrigo Roncero – player profile". ESPN scrum.com. September 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Japan v. Argentina (1998)". ESPM scrum.com. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Rugby World magazine (IPC Media), January 2010 – The Stephen Jones column

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