Jamie Cudmore

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Jamie Cudmore
Cudmore 2009.jpg
Birth nameJamie Cudmore
Date of birth (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 40)[1]
Place of birthWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock , Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Llandovery RFC
FC Grenoble
Clermont Auvergne

Correct as of 26 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–03 Scarlets 13 (5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002– Canada 43 (15)
Correct as of 26 November 2016

Jamie Cudmore (born 6 September 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)[2] is a Canadian rugby union player currently playing for the Top 14 club Oyonnax. Previously Cudmore played for Llandovery RFC, Llanelli RFC, FC Grenoble and ASM Clermont Auvergne. 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 debuted for Canada in 2002 against the United States and has appeared in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 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.

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.[4] He has stated that 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.[5]

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".[6] Jamie's wife is an entrepreneur with an honors MBA from Grenoble École de Management, and together they recently came out with their own wine label called "Sin Bin". With the Chardonnay being named 'Yellow Card', and 'Red Card' being the name of the Pinot Noir Gamay, they poke fun at his disciplinary record.[7]

Jamie Cudmore


  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. ^ Alan Adams (September 12, 2007). "Rugby saved me". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on August 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  5. ^ Randy Starkman (August 4, 2011). "Cudmore brothers can bring the house down". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  6. ^ 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.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Mortimer, Gavin (2015). "Clermont's Jamie Cudmore on wine and winning", Rugby World, April 14, 2015.