Virgile Lacombe

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Virgile Lacombe
Virgile Lacombe - 2012-09-24.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-07-07) 7 July 1984 (age 30)
Brou-sur-Chantereine, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Club information
Playing position Hooker
Current club Racing Métro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
–1999 Nîmes ()
1999–2011 Toulouse 131 (45)
2011–12 Brive 20 (15)
2012 → Toulouse 7 (5)
2013 Eastern Province Kings 3 (5)
2013 Kings 4 (0)
2013– Racing Métro ()
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 2 July 2013.
† Appearances (Points).

Virgile Lacombe (born 7 July 1984 in Brou-sur-Chantereine, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for Racing Métro. His usual position is hooker.[1]

Career[edit]

He started his career at Nîmes, but moved to Toulouse for the 1999–2000 French Rugby Union Championship. During seven seasons at Toulouse, he made 131 appearances and won the Top 14 championship in 2007–08 and 2010–11, as well as the Heineken Cup in 2004–05 and the 2009–10.

He then joined CA Brive for the 2011–12 Top 14 season, but returned to Toulouse the following season as a medical joker.

2013 Southern Kings Super Rugby season[edit]

He joined the Kings for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[2]

He didn't feature in their first three games, but was then named in their touring squad to Australasia for games against Crusaders, Hurricanes, Brumbies and Rebels,.[3] However, he was then recalled[4] after the Kings fielded more than the allowed two foreigner players in their match against the Chiefs.[5] Instead, he make three appearances for the Eastern Province Kings in the domestic 2013 Vodacom Cup tournament, scoring a try in the match against the Border Bulldogs.[6]

Following an injury to New Zealander Hadleigh Parkes,[7] he was eligible for selection again and made his debut for the Kings in their match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.[8] He also made substitute appearances in the next three matches against the Waratahs, Highlanders and the return match against the Cheetahs.

Return to France[edit]

He signed a deal to return to France to play for Racing Métro for 2013–14[9] and left the Kings in July 2013.

Honours[edit]

  • Top 14 – 2007–08 and 2010–11 with Toulouse
  • Heineken Cup – 2004–05 and 2009–10 with Toulouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby – Player statistics Lacombe Virgile". It's Rugby. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Southern Kings Super Rugby season". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Southern Kings Touring Squad announced". Rugby15. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Southern Kings recall two foreign players". Rugby Heaven. Associated Press. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Southern Kings face points deduction after using three foreigners against Chiefs". Sky Sports. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Border Bulldogs vs Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Parkes blow for Kings". Sport24. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cheetahs vs Southern Kings". South African Rugby Union. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wenceslas Lauret et Virgile Lacombe vont rejoindre des Racingmen heureux". Le Rugby Nistère (in French). 7 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.