Manuel Contepomi

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Manuel Contepomi
Date of birth (1977-08-20) 20 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School Colegio Cardenal Newman (Buenos Aires)
Notable relative(s) Felipe Contepomi (twin brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-2005, 2007-2008 Newman ()
Correct as of 11 July 2014
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 11 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998-2007 Argentina 32 ((35))
Correct as of 11 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
1997-2002 Argentina 10
Correct as of 11 July 2014

Manuel Contepomi (born 20 August 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He started playing Rugby at his secondary school, Colegio Cardenal Newman, and currently plays for Club Newman in the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires competition. He has also made numerous appearances for the Argentina national team. He is the twin brother of fellow Argentine rugby international Felipe Contepomi.

He formerly played for Bristol in the Guinness Premiership and Rovigo in Italy.

Contepomi played for the national under-19 and under-21 Argentina sides in the early years of his career. After making his international debut for Argentina in 1998, he was included in the 1999 Rugby World Cup squad for Wales. He made his second World Cup appearance at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, and is third at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, in France, where Argentina reached the 3rd place.


  • Manuel Contepomi has received the prestigious Olimpia de Plata for Rugby on two occasions, in 1998 and 2001.

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