Inaki Basauri

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Inaki Basauri
Date of birth (1984-10-01) 1 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Monterrey, Mexico
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg)
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2015
2015-
RC Massy
US Marmande
SU Agen
CA Lannemezan
L'Aquila
CA Perigueux
Tarbes Pyrenees
Stade Nantais
15
16
5
22
5
23
47
0
(0)
(10)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(5)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 10 July 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2003
2007-present
United States U-19s
United States

15

(0)
Correct as of 1 January 2014

Inaki Basauri (born 1 October 1984 in Monterrey, Mexico) is a Mexican-born American rugby union player who currently plays for Stade Nantais in Fédérale 2.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Basauri first started playing rugby when he was 15 and was invited to a practice by his friend. Inaki graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 2002. Throughout High School, he played sevens rugby with the Maryland Exiles in the summer and varsity football in the fall. He played for the U-19 National Team at age 16 and vice-captained the USA U-19 Tour to France for the World Championships. After the France U-19 World Championships, he was recruited by Massy to play for their U-21 Team.

Professional career[edit]

At 23, he played professionally for SU Agen in France and was the youngest starter of the team. He also played in Italy for the L'Aquila Rugby club in the Super 10 competition. Having previously played in France with CA Lannemezan, SU Agen and CA Perigueux Basauri returned with Tarbes in the Pro D2 where he made 47 appearances over three years. In July 2015 Basauri signed a contract with Stade Nantais of the Fédérale 2.[1] Basauri was also a member of the USA 2007 Rugby World Cup and 2011 Rugby World Cup squads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inaki Basauri Changing Clubs". TIAR. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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