• Felipe Contepomi

    Date of Birth: 20/08/1977
    Height: 1.80 m
    Weight: 93 kg
    Position: Fly-half, Centre
    Previous team: Leinster
    Current Team: Stade Francais
    International Caps: Arg 64

    Felipe, captain of Argentina is a world class fly-half and centre for Leinster, and has previously played for Bristol in England.

    Contepomi has over 60 caps for his country Argentina, and has also captained the team. Felipe started his career playing rugby for Newman College in Buenos Aires. For the last few years he has played a major role with Leinster rugby, especially in the run up to the 2006 Heineken Cup, helping Leinster to a 41-35 win over Cup holders Toulouse, scoring 21 points in the process and winning the man of the match award. That year he was top scorer in both the Celtic League and Heineken Cup. Largely as a result of his attacking play and characteristic panache, he has built up a cult following among many Leinster supporters.

    On May 31st, 2007, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin conferred him with the medical degree of MB BCh BAO (NUI).Contepomi was one of the stars of the Argentina team during the 2007 Rugby World Cup, as the second highest points scorer in the tournament, trailing only Percy Montgomery.

    Contepomi was nominated by the IRB as one of five candidates for the 2007 International Player of the Year award, won by Bryan Habana.Felipe won the 2007 Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award.

    Other Honours: Pumas (1998 -), Argentina A (1998-’99), Argentina Sevens (1998-2002), Argentina U-21 (1997-’98), Argentina U-19 (1996), Barbarians (2003), Mickey Steele Badger’s XV (1997), Buenos Aires Province.

    Felipe moved to Top 14 side Stade Francais for the 2011/12 season.