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Marcel Girard Brache (born (1987-10-15)15 October 1987) is an American rugby union player. Brache was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised primarily in South Africa. He generally plays as a centre but can also play wing.

Marcel Brache
Full nameMarcel Girard Brache
Date of birth (1987-10-15) 15 October 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb; 194 lb)
SchoolRondebosch Boys' High School
UniversityUniversity of Cape Town
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Current team Western Force
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 UCT Ikey Tigers 15 (24)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2013 Western Province 41 (30)
2012 Stormers 1 (0)
2014–present Western Force 37 (15)
2014–present Perth Spirit 4 (15)
Correct as of 20 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present United States 19 (10)
Correct as of 15 September 2019

Brache represented Western Province from 2011 to 2013 in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup. Brache represented the Stormers in Super Rugby during the 2012 season where he made 1 substitute appearance,[1] but did not make the Stormers squad for the 2013 season.[2] Brache previously played for the Ikey Tigers in the Varsity Cup.[3]

Brache joined Australian Super Rugby side the Western Force in late 2013 on a two-year deal before the 2014 Super Rugby season.[4] Brache has played over 30 games for Western Force since his debut before scoring a try. Then, on 7 May 2015, he scored a first half hat-trick for the Western Force in their match against the Sunwolves.

InternationalEdit

Brache represents the United States national team at the international level and is eligible by birth.[1] Brache debuted for the United States during the November 2016 tests.

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

As of 20 July 2016[5]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Minutes Tries Cons Pens Drops Points
2012 Stormers 1 0 1 46 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Western Force 9 7 2 550 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Western Force 14 12 2 875 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Western Force 13 11 2 870 3 0 0 0 15
Total 37 30 7 2341 3 0 0 0 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b This Is American Rugby, Meet Potential Eagle Marcel Brache, August 15, 2012, http://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2012/08/meet-potential-eagle-marcel-brache.html
  2. ^ This Is American Rugby, Brache, Mabeta Left Off Super Rugby Rosters, Feb. 15, 2013, http://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2013/02/brache-mabeta-left-off-super-rugby.html
  3. ^ "Bright future for UCT's Brache". News24. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  4. ^ "Force 'outside the square' to sign Western Province pair" (Press release). Western Force. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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