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Jamie Cudmore
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Cudmore in 2009
Birth name Jamie Cudmore
Date of birth (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 45)
Place of birth Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb; 260 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2003 Llanelli 13 (5)
2002–2003 Llandovery 23 (25)
2004–2005 Grenoble 28 (5)
2005–2016 Clermont 212 (90)
2016–2017 Oyonnax 15 (5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2016 Canada 43 (15)

Jamie Cudmore (born 6 September 1978) is a Canadian former professional rugby union player who played as a lock and as a flanker. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he began his career with Capilano RFC in British Columbia. He then played professionally in Wales for Llanelli and Llandovery, and in France for Grenoble, Clermont and Oyonnax. He was nicknamed "Cuddles" by his teammates.

Professional career

Cudmore debuted for Canada in 2002 against the United States and appeared in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

On 29 May 2010, Cudmore's team ASM Clermont Auvergne won the Top 14 Championship, beating USA Perpignan 19–6 at the Stade de France. The win marked the first French national title in the club's history.

Cudmore retired at the end of the 2016–17 season.

Following critical posts on social media towards Canada's women's 7s rugby team, Cudmore was relieved from his coaching position with Rugby Canada.

Personal life

Jamie Cudmore
Cudmore in 2009
Jamie Cudmore 2011
Cudmore in 2011

Cudmore says he "had a bit of trouble growing up". ..... He has stated that rugby turned his life around and channelled his aggression in the proud spirit of rugby union, throughout his playing career.

Cudmore's younger brother is actor Daniel Cudmore, who starred as the mutant Colossus in the X-Men films. His other younger brother, Luke Cudmore, has represented the Canada U21 rugby team.

Cudmore and his wife Jennifer, who is originally from Newfoundland, have a daughter, Maelle. They currently live in the Clermont-Ferrand area of France, where Jamie owns a wine bar called "Vinomania", and a sportsbar/nightclub called "The Five". Jennifer is an entrepreneur with an honors MBA from Grenoble École de Management, and together they recently came out with their own wine label called "Sin Bin". With the Chardonnay being named 'Yellow Card', and 'Red Card' being the name of the Pinot Noir Gamay, they poke fun at his disciplinary record.

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