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Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
Argentina
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Full name Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
Born November 20, 1974, Buenos Aires
Current age 39 years 254 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks, Argentina
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 244 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1996-2008 65 60 5 30 6 0 0 0 33 32 0 50.76
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 61.53

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v United States of America at Nepean, Sep 14, 1996 match details
Last Test Argentina v Scotland at Buenos Aires, Jun 14, 2008 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2011 84 57 27 20 4 0 0 0 51 30 3 62.50
Sale Sharks 2005-2008 32 23 9 15 3 0 0 0 21 10 1 67.18
Northampton Saints 2008-2010 35 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 20 14 1 58.57
Bath Rugby 2010-2011 17 5 12 5 1 0 0 0 10 6 1 61.76
Profile

Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe has enjoyed an outstanding international career spanning a decade in which he has won 66 caps following his debut, against the United States, in 1996. He is the older bother of Juan Martin, the international flanker.

Lobbe senior has represented Argentina at three Rugby World Cup finals and was a central figure in the success at the 2007 tournament when the Pumas finished third overall.

He did have thoughts of retirement following the 2007 World Cup in France but decided to continue his first-class career by joining Northampton for a further stint. Lobbe has gained popularity at both Sale and Northampton. Supporters nicknamed him 'Nacho' and have delighted in his non-stop work rate.

He joined Sale after playing in France for Castres and Bordeaux and besides playing a crucial part in the success of Argentina, Lobbe has also played a big part in the success at Sale in the squad put together by Philippe Saint-Andre, the former French international.

Lobbe was among the players recruited by the former French international and the squad went on to win the European Challenge Cup (2005) followed by the Guinness Premiership (2006).

Latest Articles
Team of the Week - Aviva Premiership (May 9, 2011) Bath sign Fernandez-Lobbe and Van der Giessen (Sep 16, 2010) Meehan hails Bath fight (Apr 20, 2010) Bath pip Saints by a point (Apr 20, 2010) Saints target return to the top (Apr 19, 2010)
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May 7, 2011
Bath lock Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe celebrates touching down
Bath lock Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe celebrates touching down
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Oct 18, 2008
Ignacio Ferdandez Lobbe of Northampton Saints is tackled
Ignacio Ferdandez Lobbe of Northampton Saints is tackled
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Sep 20, 2008
Northampton lock Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
Northampton lock Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
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