Lisandro Arbizu

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Lisandro Arbizu
Birth nameLisandro Arbizu
Date of birth (1971-09-29) September 29, 1971 (age 47)
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
UniversityUniversity argentina de la Empressa
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Inside centre
Current team VRAC Quesos Entrepinares
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–97
1997–00
2000–03
2003–04
2004–05
2005–06
2006–07
2007–12
2012–
Belgrano
Brive
Bègles-Bordeaux
Paloise
Bayonne
Paloise
Parma
Capoterra
Valladolid
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–2005  Argentina 86 (184)
Teams coached
Years Team
2008–12
2012–
Capoterra
Valladolid

Lisandro Arbizu (born September 29, 1971 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He plays at fly-half or inside centre. He began playing for the local traditional club Belgrano Athletic Club and was one of the first Argentine players to migrate into the professional rugby in Europe.

He played with four clubs in France: CA Brive, CA Bordeaux-Bègles Gironde, Section Paloise and Aviron Bayonnais. As of the 2006-07 season, he plays for Italian club Gran Parma Rugby.

At only 19 years of age he made his debut against Ireland in October 1990 and has been with Los Pumas since. In 1992 against Spain, he became the country's youngest captain ever at the age of 21. Has earned 86 caps for his national side and has 184 test points (17 tries, 14 penalties, 11 drops and 14 goals). He played in three Rugby World Cup's, in 1991, 1995 and 1999, and missed his chance in 2003 due to injury.

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Tests: 86

2005: 11/6 vs. Italy (1 try); 17/6 vs. Italy

2003: 14/6: vs. France; 20/6: vs. France (1 Drop); 23/8: vs. United States; 30/8 vs. Canada.

2002: 15/6: vs. France; 2/11: vs. Australia; 16/11: vs. Italy; 23/11: vs. Ireland;

2001: 23/6: vs. New Zealand (1 try); 14/7: vs. Italy; 10/11: vs. Wales; 18/11: vs. Scotland; 1/12: vs. New Zealand (2 tries);

2000: 17/6: vs. Australia; 24/6: vs. Australia; 12/11: vs. South Africa; 25/11: vs. England;

1999: 5/6: vs. Wales; 12/6: vs. Wales; 21/8: vs. Scotland; 28/8: vs. Ireland; RWC: 1/10: vs. Wales; 10/10: vs. Samoa; 16/10: vs. Japan; 20/10: vs. Ireland; 24/10: vs. France (1 Try);

1998: 13/6: vs. France (2 Penalties and 1 goal); 20/6: vs. France (3 Penalties and 1 Drop); 8/8: vs. Romania (1 Try); 15/8: vs. United States; 22/8: vs. Canada; 7/11: vs. Italy 14/11: vs. France (3 Penalties); 21/11: vs. Wales;

1997: 31/5: vs. England (1 Try); 7/6: vs. England; 21/6: vs. New Zealand; 28/6: vs. New Zealand; 18/10: vs. Romania; 22/10: vs. Italy; 26/10: vs. France (1 Penalty and 1 Drop); 1/11: vs. Australia; 8/11: vs. Australia;

1996: 8/6: vs. Uruguay; 14/9: vs. United States; 18/9: vs. Uruguay; 21/9: vs. Canada; 9/11: vs. South Africa; 16/11: vs. South Africa; 14/12: vs. England;

1995: 24/9: vs. Paraguay; 30/9: vs. Chile; 8/10: vs. Uruguay; 14/10: vs. Romania; 17/10: vs. Italy; 21/10: vs. France; RWC: 27/5: vs. England (1 Try, 2 Penalties and 1 goal); 30/5: vs. Samoa; 4/6: vs. Italy; 30/4: vs. Australia (1 Goal); 6/5: vs. Australia; (1 try); 4/3: vs. Uruguay;

1993: 15/5: vs. Japan (1 Try); 22/5: vs. Japan (1 Try); 2/10: vs. Brazil; 11/10: vs. Chile (2 Penalties and 7 Goals); 16/10: vs. Paraguay (1 Try); 23/10: vs. Uruguay; 6/11: vs. South Africa; 13/11: vs. South Africa (1 Drop);

1992: 4/7: vs. France (1 Drop); 11/7: vs. France (1 Drop); 26/9: vs. Spain (1 Try); 25/10: vs. Spain; 31/10: vs. Romania; 14/11: vs. France (1 Drop);

1991: 6/7: vs. New Zealand; 13/7: vs. New Zealand; 15/8: vs. Chile (2 Drops); RWC: 4/10: vs. Australia (2 Drops); 9/10: vs. Wales; 13/10: vs. Samoa (1 Penalty and 1 Goal);

1990: 27/10: vs. Ireland; 10/11: vs. Scotland;

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