Jamie Cudmore rugby player
Jamie Cudmore rugby player

Jamie Cudmore

6th Sep 1978 1.95m/118kg Coach

Cudmore made his debut for Canada in 2002 against the United States and has appeared in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. He made the move to Clermont in 2005, and in 2010, he was part of the team that beat Perpignan in the Top 14 Final to win their first-ever league title as a club.

Known for his combative style of play, Cudmore has made his name as an enforcer in the Top 14, but is also well known for his hard carrying and high work rate. He represented Canada at his 4th World Cup in 2015.

Nicknamed 'Cuddles' by his teammates, he has a less than exemplary disciplinary record. Between 2005 and 2011 he accumulated 21 yellow cards and 3 red cards. That doesn't include citings and suspensions.

In March 2016, Cudmore announced his move to Oyonnax on a two-year contract which includes a formal role in a coaching capacity.

In May 2017, Cudmore guided Oyonnax to promotion to the top tier of French rugby. He announced his retirement from professional rugby at the end of the 2016/17 season.


Since securing his professional playing crampons, Cudmore developed his skills as a coach, having served as a coach at the Clermont Boys Youth Academy, and as a Rugby Canada coach for the Rugby Championship of the Americas. 2016, to then become head coach of the Oyonnax formation (France - Top 14) in 2017, and more recently as rugby director at Provence Rugby.

In July 2019, he was named as head coach of Canada's new Pacific Pride Academy, a national high-performance men's rugby program.


Career

IMWp0UD3_400x400 US Oyonnax
No 4 Lock
2016 - present
fc_grenoble Grenoble
No 5 Lock
2003 - 2005
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No 5 Lock
2005 - 2016
canada Canada
No 5 Lock
2002 - 2017