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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
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Blue Bulls U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch
12:30 - EP Kings U21 vs Griquas U21
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
12:45 - WP U21 vs Border U21
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
12:45 - Valke U21 vs Griffons U21
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Absa Currie Cup First Division
13:00 - SWD Eagles vs Boland Cavaliers
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:30 - Pumas U19 vs Limpopo BB U19
Kees Taljaard Stadium, Middelburg

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