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Scott Spedding

Scott Spedding
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Spedding playing for Bayonne in 2013
Date of birth (1986-05-04) 4 May 1986 (age 34)
Place of birthKrugersdorp, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight97 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full back
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012
2012–2015
2015–2018
Brive
Bayonne
Clermont
79
71
36
(61)
(76)
(40)
Correct as of 3 September 2016
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2008 Sharks (Currie Cup) 10 (58)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 Sharks 1 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2014–2019
South Africa U21
France
5
23
(17)
(21)
Correct as of 25 November 2017

Scott Spedding (born 4 May 1986 in Krugersdorp, South Africa) is a French rugby union player. His position is fullback and he currently plays for Castres Olympique in the Top 14.

Spedding attended St. John's College, Johannesburg from 2000 to 2004 where he captained the first XV Rugby team. He was in the same boarding house and matriculated one year after four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

In 2008, Spedding moved to France to play with Brive in the Top 14. After seven years of living in France, Spedding gained French citizenship in 2014. In January 2015 he was named in the France 31-man squad for the 2015 Six Nations Championship by coach Philippe Saint-André.[2] He debuted for France on 8 November 2014 against Fiji.

In May 2019, Spedding announced his retirement from rugby. [3] He was also a guest pundit on Supersport during the IRB Rugby World Cup in Japan.

References

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup". rugbyworldcup.com.
  2. ^ "Six Nations 2015: Noa Nakaitaci named in France squad". BBC Sport. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Former SA Junior fullback Scott Spedding calls it a day in France". IOL. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.

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