Olivier Roumat

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Olivier Roumat
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Personal information
Full name Olivier Roumat
Born (1966-06-10) 10 June 1966 (age 50)
Villeneuve-de-Marsan, France
Height 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Weight 18.4 st (117 kg)
Club information
Playing position Lock, No.8, Flanker
Representative team(s)
Years Team
1989-96 France 61 (23)
† Appearances (Points).

Olivier Roumat (born 16 June 1966 in Mont-de-Marsan) is a former French rugby union footballer. He played as a number-eight, openside flanker and lock.

Club career[edit]

Roumat first played at Villeneuve-de-Marsan, moving then to US Dax, where he premiered at 1985/86. He had a brief stint at Sharks, in South Africa, in 1995. He was a member of the winning side of the Currie Cup. He was back at US Dax for the 1996/97 season. Roumat then would play for Stade Français, for 1997/98, and for Biarritz Olympique, from 1998/99 to 2002/03. He won the title of French Champion with Stade Français, in 1997/98, and with Biarritz Olympique, in 2001/02. He also won the South African Currie Cup in 1995.

International career[edit]

Roumat won 61 caps for France, from 1989 to 1996, scoring 5 tries, 23 points in aggregate. He captained the national team on 8 occasions, from 1993 to 1994. He played for France at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, in five matches, scoring a try. France was knocked out of that World Cup by England (the eventual losing finalist) at the quarter final stage. Roumat also represented France at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, appearing once again in five matches and scoring another try. This time France would finish the tournament in 3rd place, triumphing over England in the 3rd/4th place playoff after both teams were defeated at the semi final stage. Roumat played in the Five Nations, in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. He was a member of the Championsip winning team in 1993.

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