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High profile players in Bermuda this year

Sonny Toi Parker (Wales) was born in New Zealand and played centre for Maori Colts before moving to wales to play for Pontypridd.

He was first capped for Wales in 2002 against Romania and played 31 times until he retired in 2008 from international rugby. He played in the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups

 

Colin Charvis (Wales) played 94 times for Wales from 1996 to 2007 including three Rugby World Cups.

He was captain of Wales and in 2007 became the world record try scorer for a forward in Test Rugby and only the third forward in world rugby to score over 100 points. He also represented Wales Students, Wales U-21 and Wales A.

He played in 37 Heineken Cup matches and 18 Amlin Challenge Cup Matches, while playing for London-Welsh, Tarbes, Newcastle and Newport Gwent Dragons.

 

Jon Petrie (Scotland) a former captain of Scotland, Jon represented his country on 45 occasions as a flanker.

He was first capped against New Zealand in 2000 and played his final game in 2006 against South Africa, having previously played at U-21 and A level for his country.

He played in 31 Heineken Cup matches and 8 Amlin Challenge Cup matches for Glasgow and Colomiers

 

David Corkery (Ireland) played 27 times for Ireland at flanker from 1994 to 1999 including the 1995 Rugby World cup in South Africa.

He played in 10 Heineken Cups  for Munster and 5 Amlin Cups for Bristol

 

Trevor Brennan (Ireland) played 13 times for Ireland, either as flanker or second row, from 1998 to 2001.

He played provincial rugby for Leinster, playing in 22  Heineken Cups before moving to Toulouse where he played in a further 35 Heineken Cups, including two overall victories.

 

Shaun Long (England) is a former rugby league player having played 15 times for Gt. Britain and 5 times for England at scrumhalf and outhalf.

He played in 308 club games, primarily with St. Helens (265) scoring 2,176 points including 132 tries.

He played for St. Helens in a number of Challenge Cup Finals winning in 2001, 2004 and 2006

Daffyd James (Wales) played 48 times for Wales having being earlier capped at U-21 and A levels.

He also gained three caps for the Lions on the 2001 tour to Australia.

He played in 60 Heineken Cup gains scoring 29 tries, a record at the time, and 6 Amlin Cups.

 

Bernard Jackman (Ireland) was capped, at hooker, on 9 occasions for Ireland from 2000 to 2008, having also represented his country at U-19 and U-21 levels.

He played in 27 Heineken Cup games, including winning the Cup for Leinster in 2009, and 37 Amlin Cups which he won with Sale Sharks in 2001.

 

Danny Buderus (Australia) played 24 times for Australia from 2001-2006 as hooker.

He played in 337 ARL games, 225 for the Newcastle Knights, including captaining the team, and 82 times for Leeds Tykes.

He was also captain of the New South Wales State of Origin team and is considered to be one of the “greats” of the game.He retired after this season’s Finals and will be working with the brumbies as defensive coach.

 

Steve Kefu  (Australia) played 6 times for his country from 2001-2003 in the centre.

He played for Queensand red from 1999 to 2006 before moving to France to play for Castres ( 2006-2009) and then to London Wasps (2009-2011)

He played in 11 Heineken Cups and 7 Amlin Challenge matches.

 

Brett Finch (Australia) is a Rugby League player making 329 appearances, including 54 for the Melbourne Storm in the National rugby League and 59 times for Wigan in the Super League, including winning the 2011 Challenge Cup Final.

He played for New South Wales in the State of Origin series and retired after this seasons’ Finals.

 

Andrew Walker (Australia) represented his country both in Rugby League and Rugby Union and was one of the first high profile dual internationals.

He played 7 times for the Australia (R.U.) in 2000 and 2001 and 144 Rugby League games including 103 times for Sydney Roosters scoring 610 points.

He played for ACT Brumbies and Queensland reds in the Super League on 56 occasions, both at wing and at fullback

 

Garrick Morgan (Australia) played 24 times for his country, at lock forward, from 1992 to 1997

He played his club rugby for Queensland Reds and then in Europe for Harlequins (captain0 and Pau, playing in 12 Heineken Cups & 24 Amlin Challenge Cups.

He was voted player of the year in 2006 in France and captains the Classic Wallabies in this year’s Classic.

 

Yannick Jauzion (France) is possibly one of the best centres to have played for France.

He was first capped in 2001 and went on to play 73 times for his country and was a member of France’s Grand Slam teams of 2002, 2004 & 2010.He played in the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups

He represented his club, Toulouse, in 79 Heineken Cup matches, including winning the Cup in 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2010 and was Man of the Match in in 2005.

He played 237 times for Toulouse and retired this year.

 

David Auradou (France) was capped at lock on 40 occasions for France from 1999 to 2004, including playing in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

He played in 55 Heineken Cup matches for Stade Francais

 

Franck Comba (France) played 13 times for his country, at centre, from 1998 to 2001.

He played in 27 Heineken Cup and 23 Amlin Challenge matches for Stade Francais

 

Aubin Hueber (France) played scrumhalf for his country on 21 occasions, including the Champion side of 1992 and the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

In 1992 he played for RC Toulon winning the French Championship and played in 18 Amlin Cup games for Toluon (1996/2000) as well as for Agen (2000/2001)

 

Julien Laharrague (France) played 12 times for France at wing & fullback. He played in 20 Heineken Cups and 43 Amlin Cups for a number of French Clubs as well as for Sale Sharks.

Pietre Mitu (Romania) is playing for the French Classics having played 34 times for Romanian including captaining his country in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Playing at scrumhalf he scored a total of 288 points, a record for a scrumhalf in international rugby

Federico Todeschini (Argentina) was capped 21 times for his country from 1998 to 2007 either at outhalf or fullback.

He scored nearly 300 points for his country including 22 points in a win over England at Twickenham when he was named Man of the Match.

He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup on three occasions with a 100% win record, and  against the L:ions in Cardiff in 2005 kicking 7 out of 7 kicks to earn a 25/25 draw. He also played in 24 Amlin Cups scoring 141 points.

 

Carlos Fernandez Lobbe (Argenitina) was capped on 65 occasions for his country at lock including the 1999, 2003 & 2007 Rugby World Cups.

He played on 56 occasions for Sale Sharks and 37 times for Northampton Saints whom he captained.

He played in 15 Heineken Cup games and 24 Amlin Cups.

 

Jose Nunez Piossek (Argentina) is his country leading try scorer having scored 9 tries in one international!

He played 29 times on the wing for his country including the 2003 Rugby World Cup and for Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Cup in the 2008/2009 season.

 

Rimas Alvarez Kairelis (Argentina) was capped on 44 occasions, at lock or flanker, from 1998 to 2009 and was also capped four times at 7s.

He played in the 2003 & 2007 Rugby World Cups and on 51 occasions for Perpignan in the Heineken Cup from 2001 to 2011

 

Bernardo Stortoni (Argentina) was capped on 27 occasions, at fullback, from 1998 to 2008 having previously captained his country at A level.

He played for Glasgow Warriors including 24 Heineken Cup games

 

Victor Matfield  (South Africa) is his countries most capped player having played 110 times from 2001 to 2011. He also captained his country in2007, 2008 & 2010.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the best locks in the world

He played in three Rugby World Cups in 2003, 2007 & 2011 and was selected as the IRB Player of the Tournament following South Africa’s win in the Final over England in 2007.

He played against the Lions in209 on three occasions and for the Blue Bulls in the Super 14 Competition 124 times.

The Bulls won the Super 14 in 2007, 2009 & 2010 and the Currie Cup in 23002, 2004 & 2009.

He played for Toulon for one season in 2007 helping them to promotion from Division Two to Division One.

 

Percy Montgomery (South Africa) retired from international rugby in 2008 holding, at the time, the all-time record for caps (102) while he still holds the points record (893) for the Springboks.

He was first capped in 1997 against the Lions and played in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and was recalled for the 2007 Cup which South Africa won and in which he was the leading points scorer.

He was the leading pints scorer in the Tri Nations in 2004 & 2005 and played in 16 Heineken Cup games for Newport Dragons & Perpignan from 2003 to 2008.

He was the kicking coach for South Africa against the Lions in 2009 and is making his second appearance in the Classic

 

Albert van den Berg (South Africa) played 51 times for his country at lock, including the 1999 & 2007 (winners) Rugby World Cups.

He played Super 14 Rugby for natal Sharks on 79 occasions and in 2010 signed for Canon Eagles in Japan’s Top League.

 

Massimo Giovanelli (Italy) played 60 times for his country, 37 times as captain, including the 1991, 1995 & 1999 Rugby World Cups.

He was inducted into the World rugby Museum Wall of Fame at Twickenham in 2001.

 

Josh Sole (Italy) was born in New Zealand and played 47 times for Italy at #8

He played in 19 Heineken Cup games for Zebre,Viadano and Aironi

 

Paul Griffen (Italy) was also born in New Zealand and played 42 times for Italy at scrumhalf, including the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He played in 37 Heineken Cup games for Calvisano.

Alessandro Stoica(Italy) was born in Romania and played 60 times for Italy in the centre, including the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups. He played in 43 Amlin Challenge Cups  for Narbonne, Castre, Gloucester and Montpelier.

Ramiro Pez (Italy) was born in Argentina and played 40 times for Italay at outhalf. He played in 11 Heineken Cup games for Leicester, Perpignan and Roma.

Marko Stanoeivic (Italy) was born in the UK and played 7 times for Italy on the wing including the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He played in 11 Amlin Challenge Cups and 4 Heineken Cups games for Calvisano.

Stefano Saviozzi( Italy) played 14 times for Italy at hooker and flanker, including the 1990 Rigby World Cup. He won four Premiership titles, and played in 8 Heineken Cups, with Treviso.

Marcello Cuttitta (Italy) played 54 times for Italy on the wing, scoring 110 points.

He played in the 1987, 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cups and is his country’s top try scorer.

 

Luca Martin (Italy) played 38 times for Italy as centre and fullback, including the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

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