José Rakoto

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José Rakoto
Full name José Rakotoarisoa Harison
Date of birth (1980-12-11) December 11, 1980 (age 36)
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Fullback
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

José Rakotoarisoa Harison, known as José Rakoto (born 11 December 1980) is a Malagasy rugby union player. He plays as a fly-half and as a fullback.

Harison first played in F.I.T.A.M.I.B.A., from 1997/98 to 1999/2000, moving then to XV Simpatiques, where he would play from 2000/01 to 2002/03. He then would represent 3F.B., one of the best teams of Madagascar, from 2003/04 to 2004/05. He won three National Championship titles during his three-season first presence at 3F.B.. He then had the chance to move to France, playing for a season at Rugby Club Chateaurenard (2005/06), in the Fédérale 1. He returned to 3F.B. for 2006/07, where he's been playing since then. He won the National Championship titles for 2006/07 and 2007/08.

Harison is an international player for Madagascar since 2002. He was twice runners-up for the title of Africa Champions in 2005 and 2007. He played at the winning team at the 2012 Africa Cup, scoring two tries and six conversions at the 57-54 win over Namibia.

He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup and 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifyings. He is the top scorer for his National Team.

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