Dimitri Szarzewski

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Dimitri Szarzewski
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Birth nameDimitri Szarzewski
Date of birth (1983-01-26) 26 January 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthNarbonne, France
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Racing Metro 92
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Stade Français
Racing Metro 92
Correct as of 25 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004– France 83 (35)
Correct as of 17 October 2015

Dimitri Szarzewski (French pronunciation: ​[dimiˈtʁi zaʁzɛfˈski]; born 26 January 1983 in Narbonne, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for Racing Metro 92 in the Top 14. His usual position is at hooker, and he has also represented France.

Szarzewski's first club was AS Béziers Hérault where he played from 2002 to 2004. He played five matches for Béziers during the 2002-03 Heineken Cup, as a substitute against Calvisano, Neath RFC and Leicester during 2002. He started the matches against Neath and Calvisano during the 2003 leg of the tournament.

The following season, Béziers played in the 2003-04 European Challenge Cup, as opposed to the Heineken Cup. He started against Connacht, and scored a try in the game, as well as playing in the matches against Grenoble and Bath. In 2004 he made his international debut for France on 10 July, in a match against Canada.

He played one match for France during the 2005 Six Nations Championship against Ireland. Although he did not play in any other Six Nations Championship games that year, he earned further caps for France with a match against Australia, as well as tests against Australia and South Africa. That season Szarzewski signed with Stade Français, where he played five matches for them during the 2005-06 Heineken Cup.

Szarzewski played three matches during the 2006 Six Nations Championship, playing in the matches against Scotland, England and Wales. He scored a try in the 21 to 16 victory over Wales. Stade Français made it to the semi-finals of the 2005-06 Top 14 competition, but were defeated by Stade Toulousain 12 points to nine. He was subsequently included in France's squad for the mid-year tests against Romania and the Springboks.

He is married to Florence and has a son called Hugo and a daughter called Anna.


  1. ^ "Dimitri Szarzewski". Official RWC 2011 Site. International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014.

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