Matthieu Franke

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Matthieu Franke
Full name Matthieu Franke
Date of birth (1985-02-13) 13 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Nanterre, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 30 April 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–present  Germany ()
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
Correct as of (110)

Matthieu Franke (born 13 February 1985 in Nanterre)[1][2] is a German international rugby union player, playing for RC Orléans in the Fédérale 1 and the German national rugby union team. He is the brother of Guillaume Franke, who has also played for Germany.[3] He made his debuet for Germany in a game against Moldova on 11 November 2006.[4]

Biography[edit]

Franke was born in Nanterre, France, but represents Germany in international rugby.[2]

He last played for Germany against Spain on 15 November 2008. He was selected to play for Germany again in February 2010 but missed out because of a knee injury and was replaced by his brother.[3] He had to have surgery in early March and was out of action for the coming month.[5] In the 2006-2008 European Nations Cup Second Division campaign, Franke was Germany's most prolific scorer with 109 points, playing as a fullback.[6]

His club, RC Orléans, provides a number of players to the German team, including him, his brother, Clemens von Grumbkow and Alexander Widiker.[7]

Franke has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2008 Hannover Sevens.[8]

Honours[edit]

National team[edit]

Stats[edit]

Matthieu Franke's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[9][10]

Club[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006–07 RC Orléans Fédérale 1 14 0
2007–08 18 35
2008–09 9 10
2009–10 9 10
2010–11 12 0
2011–12 10 23
  • As of 30 April 2012

National team[edit]

European Nations Cup[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006–2008 Germany European Nations Cup Second Division 8 96 Champions
2008–2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 1 0 6th – Relegated
2010–2012 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 6 5 4th

Friendlies & other competitions[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 1 9
  • As of 8 April 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthieu Franke profile at scrum.com accessed: 1 March 2010
  2. ^ a b Mathieu Franke (German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  3. ^ a b Big opportunities in ENC rugbyrugby.com. published: 4 February 2010, accessed: 1 March 2010
  4. ^ Matthieu Franke (German) DRV website, accessed: 30 April 2012
  5. ^ Matthieu Franke erneut am Kreuzband operiert (German) Rugby-Journal, published: 1 March 2010, accessed: 1 March 2010
  6. ^ Germany squad European Nations Cup 2006–08 (German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 2 March 2010
  7. ^ DRV-Stürmer Alexander Widiker verlängert in Orléans (German) totalrugby.de, published: 5 June 2009, accessed: 27 February 2010
  8. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  9. ^ Matthieu Franke profile at totalrugby.de (German) accessed: 1 March 2010
  10. ^ Matthieu Franke (French) at itsrugby.fr, accessed: 1 March 2010

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