Roland de Marigny

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Roland de Marigny
Full name Roland de Marigny
Date of birth (1975-11-17) November 17, 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 6 ft (1.8 m)
Weight 13.6 st (86 kg)
School Westville Boys' High School
Notable relative(s) Marc de Marigny (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flyhalf, Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Overmach Parma
Leeds Tykes
2 (0)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Blue Bulls
Sharks (Currie Cup)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004- Italy  ? (?)
correct as of 13 July 2014.

Roland de Marigny (born 17 November 1975 in Durban, South Africa) is an Italian rugby union footballer. His normal position is fullback though he can also play centre or fly-half.

Personal life[edit]

His parents originated from Mauritius.

He developed his rugby skills whilst at Westville Boys' High School, a school known for producing rugby talent such as former Springbok Tim Cocks and Shaun Payne.

Playing career[edit]

He went on to play in Wales with Bangor and Llanelli and Super 12 with the Blue Bulls and Sharks. He moved to Italy originally to play for Overmach Parma for the 2000-2001 season. Roland joined Leeds Tykes for the 2005/6 season.

Roland opted to play international rugby union for Italy, qualifying for them after playing there for more than five years in the domestic league. He made his Azzurri debut as a replacement in the 2004 Six Nations against the then newly crowned World Champions England. He followed this up in the following week when he made his first start against France in Paris and was part of the side which beat Scotland in Rome that season. Roland scored Italy's last gasp try that ultimately denied Ireland their first 6 Nations triumph.

His brother Marc de Marigny is a South Africa national rugby union team sevens player and has previously captained the SA sevens side.


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