Aurélien Rougerie

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Aurélien Rougerie
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Personal information
Full name Aurélien Rougerie
Date of birth (1980-09-26) 26 September 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Spouse Amandine Rougerie
Relatives Jacques Rougerie, Christine Dulac
Club information
Position Wing and Centre
Current club ASM Clermont Auvergne
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2001- Clermont 354 (638)
Representative teams
2001-2012  France 76 (115)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 17 January 2015.

Aurélien Rougerie (born 26 September 1980) is a rugby union player who plays on the wing and Centre for France and captains ASM Clermont Auvergne in the French Top 14.


Aurelien Rougerie

Rougerie was born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme. His father, Jacques Rougerie, was also a French international, playing at loosehead prop while his mother was an international at basketball (107 caps).

He made his debut with the French national team against South Africa in 2001.

Rougerie sued Phil Greening of England for a hand off during a European game in 2002 that left him with a throat injury forcing him to undergo 3 larynx surgeries. Greening was ordered to pay £29,000 in compensation.

In 2007, he won the European Challenge Cup with Clermont against Bath at the Stoop of Twickenham (22-16).

Then he captained the Clermont Auvergne side that won the French championish, the Bouclier de Brennus, after 10 unlucky chances, against Perpignan in a one way final (19-6) on the 29th of May 2010.

It was initially alleged by a prominent New Zealand newspaper that Rougerie was responsible for eye gouging All Black captain Richie McCaw during France's 2011 Rugby World Cup Final defeat. Footage of the action was aired on the Re:Union show on Sky Network Television in New Zealand. Firstly he is shown head butting the prone Richie McCaw trapped in the ruck, then raking his fingers across McCaw's eyes. The period for match citing passed and Rougerie escaped suspension. An action of this type could have seen him banned from the game for up to 6 months.[1]


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