Maxime Mermoz

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Maxime Mermoz
Maxime Mermoz 2014 (cropped).jpg
Full name Maxime Mermoz
Date of birth (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Épinal, France
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 200 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Leicester Tigers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2008
2008–2012
2012–2017
2017
2017-
Toulouse
USA Perpignan
Toulon
Leicester Tigers
Newcastle Falcons
19
75
75
1
0
((5)
(70)
(80)
(5)
0)
Correct as of 16 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008– France 35 ((15))
Correct as of 19 March 2016

Maxime Mermoz (born 28 July 1986) is a French professional rugby union footballer currently playing for Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership.

Mermoz won the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Championship. He earned his first cap for the senior France national team on 5 July 2008 against Australia.[1] He made his Six Nations Championship debut in the 2009 Six Nations Championship against Scotland.[2] Mermoz scored his first try for France in their 37-17 loss to New Zealand at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, he intercepted a Dan Carter pass close to the half-way line before running clear to score.[3] In May 2013 he was an unused replacement as Toulon won the 2013 Heineken Cup Final by 16–15 against Clermont Auvergne.[4]

In January 2017, he signed a short-term deal for English side, Leicester Tigers as an injury cover for Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi who were sidelined for the rest of the season.[5][6] He made his debut against Gloucester off the bench coming in for Matt Smith in the 51st minute and he scored his first try 30 minutes later.[7]

In February 2017, he signed for another English club, Newcastle Falcons and would join them at the end of the current season.[8]

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result (France-...) Competition
1. 24 September 2011 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand
17-37
2011 Rugby World Cup
2. 23 June 2012 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina  Argentina
49–10
Test Match

Honours[edit]

Toulouse
Perpignan
Toulon
France U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maxime Mermoz et Yann David, la jeunesse au centre des attentes". Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Maxime Mermoz on L'Équipe". Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 37-17 France". BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Toulon claim Heineken Cup glory". ESPN. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 14, transfert - Toulon : Maxime Mermoz bientôt à Leicester ?". Rugbyrama. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Mermoz arrives at Leicester Tigers". leicestertigers.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "RUGBY: Gloucester go down to heavy defeat at Leicester". Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Maxime Mermoz signs for Newcastle Falcons". Premiership Rugby. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-17.