Tito Tebaldi

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Tito Tebaldi
Full name Tito Tebaldi
Date of birth (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb)
Notable relative(s) Daniele Tebaldi (uncle)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–2010
2010–2012
2012–2013
2013–
GRAN Parma
Aironi
Zebre
Ospreys
55
47
21
18
(162)
(93)
(22)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009– Italy 20 (0)

Tito Tebaldi (born 23 September 1987) is an Italian rugby union player. Tebaldi, who is a scrum-half, plays his club rugby for the Ospreys. He made his debut for Italy against Australia on 13 June 2009.[1]

Biography[edit]

Tebaldi is the nephew of former Italy fullback Daniele Tebaldi,[2] began his career playing for Noceto, a team based in the Province of Parma.[3] He joined Gran Parma of the Super 10 in 2006, making his debut at 19.[4] After establishing himself as a regular starter during the 2008–09 season, Tebaldi quickly earned a reputation as one of the best young players in Italy.[5] Tebaldi joined Aironi in May 2010 for their debut season in the Magners League.[6]

Nick Mallett included Tebaldi in the Italy squad for the 2009 mid-year rugby test series after Simon Picone pulled out for personal reasons.[7] Having made his debut as a replacement for Pablo Canavosio in the first test,[5] Tebaldi was the starting scrum-half for Italy's final two games of the tour.[8] Tebaldi played in all three of Italy's end of year tests and established himself as the first choice scrum half for the 2010 Six Nations Championship.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tito Tebaldi". ESPN. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "La rosa dell'Italia: Tito Tebaldi" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lettera aperta del consigliere Federale Reverberi" (in Italian). Rugby Noceto. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tito Tebaldi". statbunker.com. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Tebaldi, un nocetano in azzurro" (in Italian). Gazzetta di Parma. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Aironi Rugby. Tre nuovi arrivi italiani nello scacchiere degli Aironi. Tito Tebaldi, Roberto Quartaroli e Giulio Rubini." (in Italian). Rugby CS. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mallett: tre cambi per la tournée estiva" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Player analysis = Tito Tebaldi". ESPN. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Preview: Italy v Scotland". Orange. Retrieved 28 February 2010.