Romain Teulet

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Romain Teulet
Romain Teulet buteur du CO.jpg
Date of birth (1978-02-05) February 5, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Bergerac, France
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Full back, scrum-half, fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1997–2001 Bergerac
correct as of April 18, 2010.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–2014 Castres 172 (2909)
correct as of 27 April 2014.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2014–  France (Kicking coach)
correct as of 27 April 2014.
Rugby union career

Romain Teulet (born February 5, 1978 in Bergerac, Dordogne)[1] is a French rugby union player, currently playing for the Top 14 team Castres Olympique.

Nicknamed Robocop for his unusual preparation and high success rate for penalty kicks,[2][3] and le petit lutin (the gnome) for his small size,[2] he left his hometown club US Bergerac where he had been playing since the age of 11[2] for Castres Olympique in 2001. He quickly established himself as a top-class kicker, even scoring 35 placed kicks in a row during the 2004–05 season,[4] a record that stood until March 2009, when Brock James failed only on his 42nd attempt.[4] He also was the top point scorer in the 2009–10 Top 14 season with 263 points.[5] On August 28, 2010, he reached the 2000-point mark in the French championship in a game against Bayonne, scoring 20 points in the 25–16 win.[6]

On the 15 April 2014, Teulet announced that after 13 years with Castres, he would retire at the end of the 2013–14 Top 14 season.[7] On this announcement, the French national team's head coach Philippe Saint-André, announced that Romain Teulet will join the national team as a specialist kicking coach.[8]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romain Teulet rugby profile". Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "Teulet, le petit lutin castrais" (in French). Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Contracts and releases in France". Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Brock James s'offre le record du Castrais Teulet" (in French). Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Ligue Nationale de Rugby: Les meilleurs réalisateurs TOP 14 Orange Saison 2009-2010". Retrieved 2010-05-08. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Montpellier impose son style" (in French). Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ Points machine Teulet to retire
  8. ^ Robocop added to French coaching staff