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PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Manuel
SURNAME Contepomi
HEIGHT 189 cm
WEIGHT 96 Kg
BIRTH DATE 20 August 1977
BIRTH PLACE Buenos Aires
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Playing Position: Centre
Club: Newman Union: U.R.B.A. Test Debut: 15/08/1998 vs. United States 2007: 2/6 vs. Ireland (1 try); 9/6 vs Italy 2006: 18/11 vs. Italy; 25/11 vs. France 2005: 5/11 vs. South Africa (1 try); 12/11 vs. Scotland 2004: 24/4: vs. Chile; 28/4: vs. Uruguay; 1/5: vs. Venezuela (1 try); 12/6: vs. Wales (1 try); 19/6 vs. Wales; 26/6 vs. New Zealand; 20/11: vs. France; 27/11: vs. Ireland; 4/12: vs. South Africa 2003: 3/5: vs. Uruguay (1 Try); 14/6: vs. France; 18/8: vs. Fiji; 27/8 vs. Uruguay; RWC: 10/10: vs. Australia; 22/10: vs. Romania (1 try). 1999: 21/8: vs. Scotland; 28/8: vs. Ireland; RWC: 1/10: vs. Wales; 10/10: vs. Western Samoa; 24/10: vs. France; 1998: 15/8: vs. USA (1 Try); 22/8: vs. Canada; 7/11: vs. Italy; 14/11: vs. France; This is the third time Manuel takes part in a World Cup. His physical power and versatility to play in different positions amongst the backs were the major strengths that were taken into account when he was drafted into the national and provincial representative squads. In 1999, this former Newman Club back reaffirmed his position in the Pumas team, but an injury in one of his knees prevented him from showing his full potential during the World Cup. Though Manuel recovered, a long series of injuries kept him away from the playing fields for two years. Very few people imagined that "Manu" would make a comeback. However, he persevered, joined Newman's first team and had an outstanding performance during the course of the Buenos Aires Championship. After this, he was called to join the representative teams. "Manu" made his comeback to the Pumas towards the end of 2002. Throughout 2003 he participated in all the calls to join the representative teams and after four years was able to play with his brother in the match against France held in Buenos Aires. One of the milestones in Manuel's track record is a victory against New Zealand, a feat very few Argentine players can boast of. He achieved this victory in the U21 Southern Hemisphere Tournament in 1998.
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 4
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 20
 
SQUAD LIST
Argentina IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
Argentina Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
Argentina Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
Argentina IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
Argentina Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Argentina U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1998
Argentina U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1997

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, July 18 2015
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, July 25 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, August 08 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, August 15 2015
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
To be confirmed
RWC Warm-up Test
17:00 - South Africa vs Argentina
IRB Rugby World Cup
Saturday, September 19 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Japan
Brighton Community Centre, Brighton
Saturday, September 26 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Samoa
Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, October 03 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Scotland
St James' Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, October 07 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs USA
Olympic Stadium, London

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