Nicolás Vergallo

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Nicolás Vergallo
Nicolas Vergallo 2011.jpg
Argentina vs England at 2011 Rugby World Cup
Full name Nicolás Vergallo
Date of birth (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Lyon
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2008 Jockey Club de Rosario ()
2008–2010 Dax 47 (10)
2010–2012 Toulouse 24 (8)
2013 Southern Kings 14 (5)
2013 Eastern Province Kings 5 (5)
2013–present Lyon 3 (0)
Correct as of 23 October 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 Argentina Jaguars ()
2005–present Argentina 33 (0)
Correct as of 17 June 2013

Nicolás Vergallo (born 20 August 1983 in Rosario) is an Argentine rugby union footballer, currently playing in France for Lyon. He plays at scrum-half.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He played for Jockey Club de Rosario in Argentina between 2004 and 2008. He then moved to France, where he played for Dax, making 47 appearances.

Toulouse[edit]

After playing for Dax, he then signed for Top 14 team Toulouse, winning the 2010–11 and 2011–12 Top 14 seasons.

Kings[edit]

In October 2012, Toulouse announced that it had released Vergallo from his contract, which was supposed to end in 2014. This freed him up to sign with the Port Elizabeth-based Super Rugby franchise, the Southern Kings.[3] Vergallo was the second-choice scrum-half for the Southern Kings during the 2013 Super Rugby season behind Shaun Venter. He made just three starts – against the Brumbies,[4] the Stormers[5] and the Sharks[6] – as well as eleven substitute appearances. He scored one try, a consolation try in their home match against the Cheetahs.[7]

He was an unused substitute in both legs of the Kings' Super Rugby promotion/relegation play-offs against the Lions.

At the conclusion of the Super Rugby season, it initially looked as if he would remain at the Kings – he was named in the Eastern Province Kings squad for the 2013 Currie Cup First Division season[8] and made five starts for them in that competition, but he then left the team to join French Pro D2 side Lyon.[9]

International[edit]

He made his debut for Argentina on 3 Dec 2005 against Samoa. He also played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In 2012 Vergallo was part of the Pumas team that played in the inaugural Rugby Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UAR Player Profile" (in Spanish). Unión Argentina de Rugby. Retrieved 3 Oct 2012. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 3 Oct 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kings to make three signings". EWN Sport. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Brumbies 28-28 Southern Kings". South African Rugby Union. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Stormers 19-11 Southern Kings". South African Rugby Union. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Sharks 58-13 Southern Kings". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Southern Kings 22-34 Toyota Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Eastern Province Kings : 2013 Absa Currie Cup First Division". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "EP Kings lose Vergallo to Lyon". Algoa FM. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.