Zeno Kieft 
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Zeno Kieft is a blind-side and open-side flanker, currently playing at Stade Rochelais in the French Top14.

 

In 2010, at the age of 18, he moved to La Rochelle after an opportunity presented itself to have a shot at a professional rugby career. After several years living, studying and training in the Rugby Academy of La Rochelle, he was offered the opportunity to make his first appearance for the professional squad in 2014.

 

The club was, at that moment, still competing in the ProD2. That same season the club promoted to the top 14. Since his first appearance he has played over 100 games for Stade Rochelais.

 

Zeno is the first Dutch rugby player to reach such an elite level of French Professional Rugby. Regardless, he remains keen to continuously improve his craft, skills and mind-set to get the best out of himself and achieve the optimal performance in and off the field. 

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