Walter Cristofoletto

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Walter Cristofoletto
Date of birth (1964-06-02) June 2, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Treviso
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992-2000  Italy 31 (5)

Walter Cristofoletto (born Treviso, 2 June 1964) is a former Italian rugby union player and coach. He played as a lock.

Career[edit]

Cristofoletto played for Benetton Rugby Treviso most of his career, from 1985/86 to 1998/99. He won five titles of the Italian Championship, in 1988/89, 1991/92, 1996/97, 1997/98 and 1998/99, and one Cup of Italy, in 1997/98. He played for Stade Montois, in France, for the season of 2000/01. He finishid his career in Petrarca Padova Rugby, in 2001/02. He would be the coach of Petrarca Padova Rugby for the next four seasons, from 2002/03 to 2005/06. He would be coach of Feltre for 2006/07 and early 2007/08, resigning in December, after poor results.

Cristofoletto had 31 caps for Italy, from 1992 to 2000, scoring one try, 5 points in aggregate. He won the FIRA Cup in 1997. He represented Italy at the 1999 Rugby World Cup, playing two games, and at the 2000 Six Nations Championship, again in two games.

He was the founder and President of the Italian Association of Rugby Coaches, recognized by the Italian Rugby Federation in 2008.

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