Marc Stcherbina

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Marc Stcherbina
Birth nameMarc Stcherbina
Date of birth (1976-12-07) 7 December 1976 (age 45)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight14 st 7 lb (92 kg; 203 lb)
SchoolSydney Boys High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998–2002
2002–04
2004–06
2006–08
2008–09
NSW Waratahs
Biarritz
Northampton
Cardiff Blues
Newport GD
42
32
29
52
8
(65)
(20)
(5)
(40)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
  Australia A
Australia 7's

Marc Stcherbina (born 7 December 1976, in Sydney) is a retired Australian rugby union player who last played for Newport Gwent Dragons. He was educated at Sydney Boys High School, and then University Of New South Wales. He also played for the Waratahs, Northampton, and Cardiff Blues.

He captained Australian schoolboys, and is one of the few players to make three Australian schoolboy teams and captained the team in 1994 and 1995. He then represented his country at under 19 and u21 level, and the Australia 7's and Australia A . He represented Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, winning a Bronze medal, and then in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

He played most of his Super 12 Rugby on the Wing for the NSW Waratahs. In his last season The Waratahs came 3rd in the Super 12. In 2002, he accepted a 2-year deal with French side Biarritz where he switched to centre. he then decided to move to Northampton for the 04-05 season. He started 29 games for them that season, the most appearances of any player that season.

Due to Carlos Spencer joining Northampton, Guinness Premiership rules allowed only one overseas player on the pitch at a time, forcing Stcherbina to move to Cardiff Blues where he enjoyed 3 seasons earning 52 caps for the Welsh side. He moved to Newport Gwent Dragons for the 2008-09 season. However, in December 2008 Stcherbina suffered a serious neck injury playing for the Dragons in Toulouse, and did not play for the rest of the season.[1] Despite making a good recovery, he announced his retirement on medical advice on 9 June 2009.[2]

Recently, Stcherbina has moved into coaching. He is currently Director of Rugby and Head Coach of Santa Monica Rugby Club in the United States.[3] and has assisted with the coaching of the USA Maccabiah, USA u20s, and USA Girls' High School teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stcherbina admits paralysis fear – BBC Sport
  2. ^ "Stcherbina steps down" (Press release). Newport Gwent Dragons. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Men's Rugby Team - Santa Monica Rugby Club".

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