Diego Domínguez

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Diego Dominguez
Full name Diego Dominguez
Date of birth (1966-04-25) 25 April 1966 (age 52)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1990–1997 Amatori Rugby Milano
correct as of 5 March 2007.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2004 Stade Français
correct as of 5 March 2007.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 5 March 2007.

Diego Dominguez (born 25 April 1966 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a former Argentine rugby union fly-half who played for Argentina and Italy, winning 74 caps for the latter.

In 1986 Dominguez toured France with the Argentine national team, but saw his opportunities lacking by Hugo Porta. He scored 27 points in two games for Argentina. Because of the little opportunities, he decided that he would turn to Italy, his grandmother's homeland. After the tour with Argentina, he played for a year in France, and then moved to Milan in Italy.

Dominguez then made his Italian debut in March 1991 against France. Dominguez played for the Azzurri at fly-half in three world cups in 1991, 1995 and 1999. He is one of only five players (Dan Carter, Jonny Wilkinson, Ronan O'Gara, and Neil Jenkins) in history to have scored more than 1,000 points.

In 1997 he moved to Stade Français and was part of the French champions' 1998 side. Stade also reached the final of the Heineken Cup in 2001 but despite Dominguez kicking 30 points, they lost to Leicester Tigers.

He announced his retirement in 2000 but was persuaded to return as there was no heir apparent. He played his last game for Italy on 22 February 2003 against Ireland.

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