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Maxime Machenaud
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Machenaud while at Racing 92 in 2013
Date of birth 30 December 1988 (1988-12-30) (age 32)
Place of birth Bordeaux, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Racing 92
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bordeaux Bègles
Racing 92
Correct as of 7 March 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– France 38 (149)
Correct as of 2 October 2019

Maxime Machenaud (born 30 December 1988) is a French rugby union player. His position is scrum-half and he currently plays for Racing 92 and the France national team.

Club career

Born in Bordeaux, he trained at Stade Bordelais and as a youth at the CABBG (Athletic Club Bordeaux Bègles Gironde). He began his career with home-town club Bordeaux Bègles in the Pro D2, before moving to SU Agen in the Top 14 in 2010. In 2012 he joined Racing Métro. In the final of the 2015–16 Top 14 season Machenaud picked up an early red card for a tackle on Matt Giteau, however Racing still went on to defeat Toulon.

International career

He made his international debut during France's 2012 tour of Argentina, during which he scored his first international try.

International tries

# Date Venue Opponent Result (France-...) Competition
1. 23 June 2012 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán, Argentina  Argentina
Test Match


France Racing 92

  • Top 14: 2015–16
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