Jamie Cudmore

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Jamie Cudmore
Cudmore 2009.jpg
Full name Jamie Cudmore
Date of birth (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock , Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Capilano RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2003
2002-2004
2004-2005
2005-
Llandovery RFC
Llanelli RFC
FC Grenoble
Clermont Auvergne
23
13
28
183
(25)
(5)
(5)
(85)
correct as of 30 January 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002– Canada 28 (10)
correct as of 30 January 2014.

Jamie Cudmore (born 6 September 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)[2] is a Canadian rugby union player currently playing for the Top 14 club ASM Clermont Auvergne. Previously Cudmore played for Llandovery RFC, Llanelli RFC and FC Grenoble. He has been nicknamed 'Cuddles' by his team mates,[3] an ironic moniker considering Cudmore's tough and ruthless style of play.

Playing Career[edit]

Cudmore made his debut for Canada in 2002 against the United States and has appeared in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.

On 29 May 2010 Cudmore's team ASM Clermont Auvergne won the Top 14 Championship, beating USA Perpignan 19–6 at the Stade de France. The win marked the first French national title in the club's history.

On July 8, 2011 it was announced that Cudmore would represent Canada at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jamie Cudmore 2011

Cudmore says he "had a bit of trouble growing up". As a teenager he was an enforcer for a drug dealer in his home town and spent a year in a youth detention center following a conviction for assault.[5] "Rugby turned his life around".

Cudmore's younger brother is actor Daniel Cudmore, who starred as the mutant Colossus in the X-Men films. His other younger brother, Luke Cudmore, has represented the Canada U21 rugby team.[6]

Jamie Cudmore is married to Jennifer Cudmore, originally from Newfoundland, and they have a daughter, Maelle. They currently live in the Clermont-Ferrand area of France, where Jamie owns a wine bar called "Vinomania", and a sportsbar/nightclub called "The Five".[7]

Jamie Cudmore

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Team Canada Rugby Profiles". tsn.ca. TSN. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Jamie Cudmore player profile Scrum.com
  3. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2011: team-by-team guide to the tournament in New Zealand". Daily Telegraph. August 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  4. ^ Canada names final 30 man squad for Rugby World Cup
  5. ^ Alan Adams (September 12, 2007). "Rugby saved me". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ Randy Starkman (August 4, 2011). "Cudmore brothers can bring the house down". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  7. ^ Neil Davidson (September 26, 2011). "From rugby to restaurants: Canadian enforcer serves up vintage wine". The Canadian Press aggregated at Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2011-10-12.