Maxime Mermoz

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Maxime Mermoz
Maxime Mermoz 2018.jpg
Mermoz in 2018
Birth name Maxime Mermoz
Date of birth (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Épinal, France
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Stade Toulousain
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2008
2008–2012
2012–2017
2017
2017-
Toulouse
USA Perpignan
Toulon
Leicester Tigers
Newcastle Falcons
19
75
102
8
9
(5)
(70)
(100)
(10)
0
Correct as of 22 May 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 the Stade Toulousain .

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.