The Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of Lyon for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
France Demba BAMBA Prop 26 y/o 17/03/1998 1.85 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2024
Australia Feao FOTUAIKA Prop 31 y/o 23/04/1993 1.86 m 135 kg 6 ft 1 in 21 st 3.62 lb; 297.62 lb PRO 2025 JOKER XV (8)
France Hamza KAABÈCHE Prop 27 y/o 23/09/1996 1.88 m 118 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2025
France Jérôme REY Prop 29 y/o 19/05/1995 1.83 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2025
France Paulo TAFILI Prop 28 y/o 15/02/1996 1.83 m 132 kg 6 ft 20 st; 291.01 lb PRO 2024
France Sébastien TAOFIFENUA Prop 32 y/o 21/03/1992 1.78 m 130 kg 5 ft 10 in 20 st 6.60 lb; 286.60 lb PRO 2025
France Valentin SIMUTOGA Prop 21 y/o 14/02/2003 1.84 m 125 kg 6 ft 19 st; 275.58 lb ACADEMY
France Vivien DEVISME Prop 32 y/o 23/03/1992 1.75 m 112 kg 5 ft 9 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2024
France Étienne NARMAND Hooker 22 y/o 03/01/2002 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
France Guillaume MARCHAND Hooker 26 y/o 05/06/1998 1.83 m 102 kg 6 ft 16 st; 224.87 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Liam COLTMAN Hooker 34 y/o 25/01/1990 1.85 m 109 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2024
France Yanis CHARCOSSET Hooker 22 y/o 28/08/2001 1.84 m 104 kg 6 ft 16 st; 229.28 lb PRO 2025
France Alban ROUSSEL Lock 25 y/o 11/09/1998 1.96 m 120 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2026
France Félix LAMBEY Lock 30 y/o 15/03/1994 1.96 m 106 kg 6 ft 5 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2025
England Joel KPOKU Lock 24 y/o 22/06/1999 1.96 m 126 kg 6 ft 5 in 19 st 11.78 lb; 277.78 lb PRO 2024
France Killian GÉRACI Lock 25 y/o 25/03/1999 2.00 m 115 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2026
France Mickaël GUILLARD Lock 23 y/o 10/12/2000 1.97 m 108 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb ACADEMY 2029
France Romain TAOFIFENUA Lock 33 y/o 14/09/1990 2.00 m 135 kg 6 ft 7 in 21 st 3.62 lb; 297.62 lb PRO 2024
France Ugo VIGNOLLES Lock 21 y/o 05/12/2002 2.04 m 106 kg 6 ft 8 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY 2024
South Africa Arno BOTHA Back row 32 y/o 26/10/1991 1.90 m 108 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2025
Georgia Beka SAGINADZE Back row 25 y/o 29/10/1998 1.92 m 109 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2027
France Dylan CRETIN Back row 27 y/o 04/05/1997 1.95 m 105 kg 6 ft 5 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2025
Samoa Jordan TAUFUA Back row 32 y/o 29/01/1992 1.87 m 110 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Liam ALLEN Back row 24 y/o 17/03/2000 1.91 m 105 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
France Loann GOUJON Back row 35 y/o 23/04/1989 1.94 m 114 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO 2024
France Louis-Antonin AGOSTINI Back row 20 y/o 19/04/2004 1.91 m 104 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb ACADEMY
France Marvin OKUYA Back row 20 y/o 29/12/2003 1.90 m 106 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY
France Maxime GOUZOU Back row 25 y/o 11/09/1998 1.89 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2027
France Pierre-Samuel PACHECO Back row 24 y/o 16/04/2000 1.89 m 115 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2025
France Théo WILLIAM Back row 23 y/o 04/07/2000 1.94 m 109 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
France Baptiste COUILLOUD Scrum-half 26 y/o 22/07/1997 1.76 m 82 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2025
Australia Joe POWELL Scrum-half 30 y/o 11/04/1994 1.77 m 83 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO JOKER (8)
France Liam RIMET Scrum-half 20 y/o 15/09/2003 1.73 m 74 kg 5 ft 8 in 11 st 9.14 lb; 163.14 lb ACADEMY 2024
France Martin PAGE-RELO Scrum-half 25 y/o 06/01/1999 1.73 m 77 kg 5 ft 8 in 12 st 1.76 lb; 169.76 lb PRO 2025
France Paul DUMAS Scrum-half 19 y/o 19/09/2004 - - - - ACADEMY
New Zealand Fletcher SMITH Fly-half 29 y/o 01/03/1995 1.80 m 88 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2025 JOKER XV (8)
France Jean-Marc DOUSSAIN Fly-half 33 y/o 12/02/1991 1.74 m 93 kg 5 ft 9 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2024
France Léo BERDEU Fly-half 25 y/o 13/06/1998 1.95 m 99 kg 6 ft 5 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO 2027
Ireland Paddy JACKSON Fly-half 32 y/o 05/01/1992 1.80 m 89 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO 2026
France Alfred PARISIEN Centre 23 y/o 04/03/2001 1.82 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Josiah MARAKU Centre 24 y/o 30/03/2000 1.80 m 97 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2026
Australia Kyle GODWIN Centre 31 y/o 30/07/1992 1.87 m 99 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO 2024
Fiji Semi RADRADRA Centre 31 y/o 13/06/1992 1.88 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2025
France Thibaut REGARD Centre 30 y/o 06/08/1993 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2027
France Ethan DUMORTIER Winger 23 y/o 29/12/2000 1.92 m 93 kg 6 ft 4 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2026
Australia Monty IOANE Winger 29 y/o 30/10/1994 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2025
France Vincent RATTEZ Winger 32 y/o 24/03/1992 1.80 m 85 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO 2025
France Xavier MIGNOT Winger 30 y/o 27/01/1994 1.88 m 100 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO 2025
France Alexandre TCHAPTCHET Fullback 22 y/o 26/09/2001 1.71 m 79 kg 5 ft 7 in 12 st 6.17 lb; 174.16 lb ACADEMY 2026
Georgia Davit NINIASHVILI Fullback 21 y/o 14/07/2002 1.85 m 90 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb ACADEMY 2025
South Africa Thaakir ABRAHAMS Fullback 25 y/o 10/01/1999 1.75 m 76 kg 5 ft 9 in 11 st 13.55 lb; 167.55 lb PRO 2024

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Nouvelle-Zélande Avé MAALO Prop 20 y/o 27/08/2003 1.89 m 132 kg 6 ft 2 in 20 st 11.01 lb; 291.01 lb ACADEMY
France Kimi ESSE Prop 20 y/o 31/10/2003 1.86 m 110 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Thomas MARCELINE Prop 18 y/o 18/06/2005 1.80 m 110 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Baptiste NARMAND Hooker 18 y/o 11/06/2005 - - - - ACADEMY
France Fousseynou CISSOKHO Lock 19 y/o 20/11/2004 1.97 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb ACADEMY
Angleterre Jarlath GLEESON Lock 19 y/o 13/07/2004 2.07 m 111 kg 6 ft 9 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb ACADEMY
France Esteban GONZALEZ Scrum-half 18 y/o 28/11/2005 1.77 m 80 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb ACADEMY
France Clément GARNIER Fly-half 20 y/o 28/11/2003 - - - - ACADEMY 2024
France Romain RIGAULT Fly-half 20 y/o 16/02/2004 1.80 m 73 kg 5 ft 11 in 11 st 6.94 lb; 160.94 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Dorian MARCELINE Centre 18 y/o 18/06/2005 1.80 m 86 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb ACADEMY
France Léo PROMENEUR Centre 20 y/o 05/01/2004 1.85 m 95 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
Australie Miracle TANGATA Centre 19 y/o 27/05/2005 1.78 m 98 kg 5 ft 10 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb ACADEMY 2026
France Noa POMMELET Centre 21 y/o 28/03/2003 1.88 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY 2024
France Adrian FUGIT Winger 21 y/o 05/02/2003 - - - - ACADEMY 2024
France Noah JALLET Winger 20 y/o 22/04/2004 1.80 m 74 kg 5 ft 11 in 11 st 9.14 lb; 163.14 lb ACADEMY
Géorgie Luka KHORBALADZE Fullback 20 y/o 10/03/2004 1.91 m 85 kg 6 ft 3 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb ACADEMY 2026
France Sacha COURTHALIAC Fullback 20 y/o 16/01/2004 1.80 m 75 kg 5 ft 11 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb ACADEMY

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
Argentina Santiago MEDRANO Prop 28 PRO End of his RWC joker Contract, gone to Western Force
New Zealand Liam ALLEN Back row 24 PRO End of his RWC joker contract, he is still in the team
France Pierre PAGÈS Scrum-half 34 PRO Gone to Biarritz (Fra)
New Zealand Toby ARNOLD Fullback 36 PRO End of his RWC joker contract => retirement => injury cover for Crusaders

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Esteban GONZALEZ - 18 years old
  • Oldest player : Toby ARNOLD - 36 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Romain RIGAULT - 73 kg
  • Heaviest player : Feao FOTUAIKA - 135 kg
  • Average weight : 102 kg