Marc Giacardy

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Marc Giacardy
Full name Marc Giacardy
Date of birth (1881-02-15)15 February 1881
Place of birth Bourdeaux, France
Date of death 20 August 1917(1917-08-20) (aged 36)
Place of death Meuse, France
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (11 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) flanker, halfback, fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1907  France 1 (0)

Marc Giacardy (15 February 1881 in Bordeaux - 28 August 1917 à la Ferme-de-Mormont, near Verdun)[1] was a French rugby union player. He was 1 m 75 tall and weighed 73 kg. He played at the position of tighthead prop, fly-half, and more rarely hooker or second row, and played for Stade Bordelais.

During the 1911/12 season Giacardy refereed the final of the French Rugby Championship between, Stade Toulousain and Racing club de France.

He was a journalist by profession.

During the First World War he was stationed with the 6th Infantry Regiment, in which he was a captain. He was killed in action at the front in 1917, at la Ferme-de-Mormont, near Verdun.


Giacardy won just a single international cap in the 1907 encounter with England.

  • Champion de France 6 times, in 1899, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1909 (Captain in the final this year).
  • Vice-champion de France in 1900 (without playing the final), 1901, 1902, and 1908 (Captain in the final this year).

Captained France in the trials match against the Rest of France on 22 December 1907, ahead of the international matches in 1908.[2]


  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)