Manuel Carizza

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Manuel Carizza
Nickname Manucho
Date of birth (1984-08-23) 23 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Racing 92
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1989–2005 Jockey Club de Rosario ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–12 Biarritz 113 (25)
2012–13 Racing Métro 11 (5)
2014–15 Stormers 17 (0)
2014 Western Province 11 (0)
2015– Racing 92 0 (0)
Correct as of 21 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–03 Argentina Under-19 ()
2004–05 Argentina Under-21 ()
2004–05 Argentina 'A' 1 (0)
2004– Argentina 44 (5)
Correct as of 21 June 2015

Manuel Carizza (born 23 August 1984 in Rosario) is an Argentine rugby union footballer who usually plays as a lock. He currently plays for French Top 14 side Racing 92. He started his career with Argentine club Jockey Club de Rosario until he joined French side Biarritz in 2005. He spent seven years at Biarritz before joining Racing Métro for the 2012–13 season. In 2014, he signed for South African Super Rugby side the Stormers and also played for their affiliated domestic provincial side Western Province, but returned to Racing Métro (since rebranded as Racing 92) for the 2015–16 season.

He made his international debut for Argentina in December 2004 in a match against South Africa, which the Springboks won by 39 points to 7. He next played for the Pumas in April 2005, where he was called up to the starting line-up against Japan. He then played in the November Tests against the Springboks, Scotland and Italy.

He was capped in June 2006 in one of the Tests against Wales during the hosting of a two match series, which Argentina eventually won. He was capped against Chile and Uruguay in July, in the starting line-up for both games.

He signed for South African Super Rugby side the Stormers for the 2014 Super Rugby season.[1]

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  1. ^ "Argentine star to join WP Rugby" (Press release). Stormers. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.