Marc Dal Maso

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Marc Dal Maso in 2015.

Marc Dal Maso (born Escalans, 14 February 1967) is a former French rugby union player and a current coach. He played as a hooker.

Athletic career[edit]

He played for Stade Montois, moving then to SU Agen. He then played for Colomiers (1998/99-1999/2000), Section Paloise (2000/01) and USA Perpignan (2000/01-2002/03). His best results were with the Challenge Yves du Manoir in 1992 for SU Agen, and finishing in 2nd place at the France Championship, in 1999/2000, for Colomiers after twisting his knee and missing three weeks.[1] He also was runners-up to the European Challenge Cup in 1998 for SU Agen.

Dal Maso had 33 caps for France from 1988 to 2000, scoring 4 tries, 20 points in aggregate.[2] He was called for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, playing in four games, including the final, where France was the surprise presence, even losing by 35-12 to Australia. He played 4 times at the Five Nations Championship, in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was a member of the winning team in 1997 and 1998, both times with a Grand Slam.

Coaching career[edit]

He became a coach, after ending his player career, leading USA Limoges from the Fédérale 1 to the Pro D2 in 2005/06. He resigned the following season, after his team relegation. He became forwards coach at the Stade Montois at the 2007/08 season.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (16 September 1999). "Dal Maso questionable for World Cup". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marc dal Maso France". espnscrum.com. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mont-de-Marsan: 2008-2009 Preview". Planet Rugby. Retrieved 30 May 2012.