Introduction
Matteo PEIGNON

My name is Matteo Peignon, I live in the southwest of France in Bordeaux. I’ve been playing rugby since I was 7 years old. I’m currently in the highest championship for my age in France. I play for Union Bordeaux Begles. I’m determined to succeed in USA and I’m ready to come in your university to improve my skills in marketing and also in rugby.
Sport
Rugby
Country
France
Gender
Male
Placement year
2022
Year of Birth
2001

Information on Matteo PEIGNON

Academic achievements

High School graduation : July 2019
GPA : 3.3
Major : Business

SAT : No need
TOEFL/DUOLINGO : Pending


Athletic performances

Position: Scrum-Half (9)
Can also play Flyhalf (10)
Club: Union Bordeaux Begles
Rugby Club Bassin d’Arcachon Fédéral 1

Height: 5’9 ft
Weight: 174 lbs

Bench Press (1rep max): 120kg

Strengths:
Pass
Kick
Defense

Champion of New Aquitaine -16
Champion of France with the selection of New Aquitaine (captain)
Currently 1st of -23 group with 12 games played (10 wins 2 loss)


Interview

What makes you different ?

I have been studying and training every day for several years. After going to high school in sports studies, I continued my three years of higher education with training every day, so this rhythm is not new for me. Moreover, I am determined and ready to succeed in my studies and perform at the highest level of rugby.

Why do you want to compete in college ?

I’m ready to leave to play in USA for my university. I want to continue to play rugby and my study. Moreover, discover a new culture and another style of rugby. And I want to bring what I learned in France here to the USA.

College goals

My first goal is to learn about a new rugby in Usa and then to become the first scrum half of my team. 
After, my second goal is to win the championship with my team. 
And third goal is to pass my exam in order to continue to evolve professionally and sportingly.

Rugby and Life goals

For the future I want to become a great player of my university to be able to be drafted in MLR.

The word of Matteo PEIGNON

« I want to bring what I learned in France here to the USA. »

03/22/2022

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