The Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby squad for 2022/2023

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Here is the list of players of Lyon for the 2022/2023 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 24 y/o 17/03/1998 1.85 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2023
Australia Feao FOTUAIKA Prop 29 y/o 23/04/1993 1.86 m 135 kg 6 ft 1 in 21 st 3.62 lb; 297.62 lb PRO 2025
Argentina Francisco GOMEZ KODELA Prop 37 y/o 03/07/1985 1.84 m 121 kg 6 ft 19 st; 266.76 lb PRO 2023
France Hamza KAABÈCHE Prop 26 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 27 y/o 19/05/1995 1.83 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2025
France Paulo TAFILI Prop 26 y/o 15/02/1996 1.83 m 132 kg 6 ft 20 st; 291.01 lb PRO 2024
France Sébastien TAOFIFENUA Prop 30 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 Vivien DEVISME Prop 30 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 Guillaume MARCHAND Hooker 24 y/o 05/06/1998 1.83 m 102 kg 6 ft 16 st; 224.87 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Liam COLTMAN Hooker 33 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 21 y/o 28/08/2001 1.84 m 104 kg 6 ft 16 st; 229.28 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Félix LAMBEY Lock 28 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 23 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 23 y/o 25/03/1999 2.00 m 115 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2024
France Mickaël GUILLARD Lock 22 y/o 10/12/2000 1.97 m 108 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Romain TAOFIFENUA Lock 32 y/o 14/09/1990 2.00 m 127 kg 6 ft 7 in 19 st 13.99 lb; 279.99 lb PRO 2024
Fiji Temo MAYANAVANUA Lock 25 y/o 09/11/1997 1.97 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2023
France Ugo VIGNOLLES Lock 20 y/o 05/12/2002 2.04 m 106 kg 6 ft 8 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY
South Africa Arno BOTHA Back row 31 y/o 26/10/1991 1.90 m 108 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
Georgia Beka SAGHINADZE Back row 24 y/o 29/10/1998 1.92 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
France Dylan CRETIN Back row 25 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 31 y/o 29/01/1992 1.87 m 110 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2025
France Loann GOUJON Back row 33 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 Maxime GOUZOU Back row 24 y/o 11/09/1998 1.89 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2024
France Patrick SOBÉLA Back row 30 y/o 12/08/1992 1.88 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2023
France Théo WILLIAM Back row 22 y/o 04/07/2000 1.94 m 109 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb ACADEMY
France Baptiste COUILLOUD Scrum-half 25 y/o 22/07/1997 1.76 m 84 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO 2025
France Jonathan PÉLISSIÉ Scrum-half 34 y/o 06/06/1988 1.79 m 84 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO 2023
New Zealand Fletcher SMITH Fly-half 27 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 (8)
France Jean-Marc DOUSSAIN Fly-half 31 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 24 y/o 13/06/1998 1.95 m 99 kg 6 ft 5 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Lima SOPOAGA Fly-half 32 y/o 03/02/1991 1.75 m 91 kg 5 ft 9 in 14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb PRO 2023
France Alfred PARISIEN Centre 21 y/o 04/03/2001 1.82 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb ACADEMY
New Zealand Josiah MARAKU Centre 22 y/o 30/03/2000 1.80 m 97 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2024
Australia Kyle GODWIN Centre 30 y/o 30/07/1992 1.87 m 99 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO 2024
France Thibaut REGARD Centre 29 y/o 06/08/1993 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2024
Georgia Davit NINIASHVILI Winger 20 y/o 14/07/2002 1.86 m 87 kg 6 ft 1 in 13 st 9.80 lb; 191.80 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Ethan DUMORTIER Winger 22 y/o 29/12/2000 1.92 m 93 kg 6 ft 4 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb ACADEMY 2026
Fiji Josua TUISOVA Winger 28 y/o 04/02/1994 1.80 m 113 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2023
Fiji Noa NAKAITACI Winger 32 y/o 11/07/1990 1.90 m 96 kg 6 ft 3 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO 2023
Fiji Tavite VEREDAMU Winger 33 y/o 01/09/1989 1.92 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2023
France Xavier MIGNOT Winger 29 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 21 y/o 26/09/2001 1.71 m 79 kg 5 ft 7 in 12 st 6.17 lb; 174.16 lb ACADEMY
New Zealand Toby ARNOLD Fullback 35 y/o 11/09/1987 1.78 m 87 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 9.80 lb; 191.80 lb PRO 2023

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.
France Esteban CHOUTEAU Prop 19 y/o 10/04/2003 1.70 m 96 kg 5 ft 7 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb ACADEMY
France Kimi ESSE Prop 19 y/o 31/10/2003 1.86 m 110 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Paito TUFELE Prop 20 y/o 13/05/2002 1.77 m 110 kg 5 ft 10 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Romain ÉLIOT Prop 20 y/o 17/05/2002 1.82 m 107 kg 6 ft 16 st; 235.89 lb ACADEMY
France Thomas LITHAUD Prop 22 y/o 18/01/2001 1.80 m 110 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Baptiste NARMAND Hooker 17 y/o 11/06/2005 - - - - ACADEMY
France Étienne NARMAND Hooker 21 y/o 03/01/2002 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
France Fousseynou CISSOKHO Lock 18 y/o 20/11/2004 1.97 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb ACADEMY
France Rémy BONNET Lock 20 y/o 10/08/2002 1.97 m 117 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb ACADEMY 2024
Suisse Ahmed KANE Back row 21 y/o 05/07/2001 1.95 m 100 kg 6 ft 5 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY
France Louis-Antonin AGOSTINI Back row 18 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 19 y/o 29/12/2003 1.90 m 106 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY
France Liam RIMET Scrum-half 19 y/o 15/09/2003 1.73 m 74 kg 5 ft 8 in 11 st 9.14 lb; 163.14 lb ACADEMY
France Romain RIGAULT Fly-half 18 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 Arthur MATHIRON Centre 19 y/o 19/05/2003 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
France Léo PROMENEUR Centre 19 y/o 05/01/2004 1.85 m 95 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
France Noa POMMELET Centre 19 y/o 28/03/2003 1.88 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
France Noah JALLET Winger 18 y/o 22/04/2004 1.80 m 74 kg 5 ft 11 in 11 st 9.14 lb; 163.14 lb ACADEMY
France Ethan CLUSEL Fullback 19 y/o 14/09/2003 1.73 m 75 kg 5 ft 8 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb ACADEMY
France Sacha COURTHALIAC Fullback 19 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
Australia Feao FOTUAIKA Prop 29 PRO Injury cover for Demba Bamba

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Baptiste NARMAND - 17 years old
  • Oldest player : Francisco GOMEZ KODELA - 37 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Romain RIGAULT - 73 kg
  • Heaviest player : Feao FOTUAIKA - 135 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg