Matthieu Franke

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Matthieu Franke
Full name Matthieu Franke
Date of birth (1985-02-13) 13 February 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Nanterre, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
France RC Orléans 72 (78)
correct as of 30 April 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–present  Germany
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
 Germany
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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