Mickaël Simon

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Mickaël Simon
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Personal information
Full name Mickaël Simon
Nickname Michael
Born (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 30)[1]
Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–14 Catalans Dragons 74 3 0 0 12
2015–16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 49 14 0 0 56
2017– Catalans Dragons 1 0 0 0 0
Total 124 17 0 0 68
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–16 France 17 2 0 0 8

Mickaël Simon (born 2 April 1987 in Carcassonne) is a French rugby league player for Catalans Dragons in the European Super League. He plays as a prop. He previously played for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, professionally, and the Limoux Grizzlies, as a youth.

Playing career[edit]

Simon starter his career in the Elite One Championship with Limoux, before joining Catalans Dragons. He made his Super League debut in 2010 and established himself as a regular member of the Dragons forward pack in 2011. Simon played all four of France's matches at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He left the Dragons to join English club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2015.[2]

He played in the 2014 and 2015 European Cup competitions. During the 2015 tournament, there was a mid-tournament test-match against England. Simon played in the team which was considered a 'weakened' French side due to injury and it showed with an appalling showing against their opponents.[3] Simon played in the 2016 end of year test match against England in Avignon.

In November 2016 the Frenchman went back to his home country to play for Catalans Dragons again. The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and the Dragons agreed on a two year deal for Simon, this will last until the end of the 2018 Super League season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mickael Simon Wakefield Wildcats". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/28297707
  3. ^ "England demolish France 84-4 in record win". Skysports.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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