Christopher Weselek

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Christopher Weselek
Birth nameChristopher Weselek
Date of birth (1981-07-27) 27 July 1981 (age 37)
Place of birthEssen, Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
Occupation(s)Police officer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991 - 2001
2001 - 2002
2002 - 2010
Germany RG Heidelberg
Republic of Ireland Old Wesley
Germany RG Heidelberg
Correct as of 4 March 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Germany 28 ()
Correct as of 21 March 2010
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
Germany 7's

Christopher Weselek (born 27 July 1981 in Essen)[1] is a rugby coach and retired German international rugby union player, having last played for the RG Heidelberg in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team. He is currently one of the successful rugby coaches in Germany.

He plays rugby since 1991,[2] when he joined the RG Heidelberg through the English Institute in Heidelberg. He played for the RG throughout his career, with the exception of spending a year in Ireland and playing for Old Wesley there.[3] With RGH Weselek won twice the German 15er side championship, 4 times the German 7er side Championship in one time the German Pokal.

Weselek originally retired from the German national team after the Netherlands game on 26 April 2008, his 25th international, but returned to the struggling German side for the game against Portugal on 27 February 2010.[4][5]

Weselek has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2008 and 2009 Hannover Sevens and the 2009 London Sevens.[6][7] Weselek has 30 international 15er side caps and played over 20 international 7er side tournaments.

Since 2012 he is headcoach of the Rudergesellschaft Heidelberg. Under his coaching the RGH won the German 7er side championship in 2015 and 2016. Weselek also coached the German unter 19 Team during the European championship in Portugal in 2015 where Germany ended up 5th place, a remarkable result.



National team[edit]


Christopher Weselek's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[2]


Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2007-08 RG Heidelberg Rugby-Bundesliga 8 2nd — Runners-up
2008-09 1 0 0 0 0 5th
2009-10 12 4 0 0 0 2nd — Semi-finals
  • As of 23 December 2010

National team[edit]

European Nations Cup[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006-2008 Germany European Nations Cup Second Division 8 0 Champions
2008-2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 3 0 6th — Relegated

Friendlies & other competitions[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 2 0
  • As of 21 March 2010


  1. ^ Christopher Weselek profile at accessed: 4 March 2010
  2. ^ a b Christopher Weselek profile at (in German) accessed: 4 March 2010
  3. ^ Christopher Weselek (in German) at the Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 4 March 2010
  4. ^ Kader für EM-Spiel gegen Portugal nominiert[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal, published: 19 February 2010, accessed: 4 March 2010
  5. ^ 6NB: Last chance for Romania? Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, accessed: 4 March 2010
  6. ^ Germany ready to take on world's best[permanent dead link] IRB website, published: 20 May 2009, accessed: 2 March 2010
  7. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (in German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010

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