Tito Tebaldi

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Tito Tebaldi
Personal information
Full name Tito Tebaldi
Nickname Happy Feet
Born (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 26)
Parma, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
Club information
Playing position Scrum-Half
Current club Ospreys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2005-2006 Noceto ()
2006-2010 Gran Parma 47 (102)
2010-2012 Aironi 47 (96)
2012-2013 Zebre 21 (22)
2013- Ospreys 18 (5)
Representative team(s)
2009- Italy 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 12 June 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 22 June 2014.

Tito Tebaldi (born 20 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.