Gaël Tallec

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Gaël Tallec
Personal information
Born (1976-08-15) 15 August 1976 (age 40)
France
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–97 Wigan Warriors 30 4 0 0 16
1998–99 Castleford Tigers 46 4 0 0 16
2000 Halifax 24 3 0 0 12
Total 100 11 0 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–2001 France 13 4 0 0 16
Source: RLP

Gaël Tallec (1976) is a French former rugby football player who represented his country in rugby league at the 1995 and 2000 World Cups.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Tallec joined from Lézignan Sangliers the Wigan Warriors in 1995 and played for them for three seasons, appearing in thirty matches.[3] He played in Wigan Warriors' 44-14 victory over St. Helens in the Premiership Final during Super League I at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 8 September 1996.

The Castleford Tigers signed him from Wigan on 26 January 1998, where he played for them forty-six times over two years.[4] He finished his Super League career with Halifax in 2000, where he played in twenty-four matches.

Tallec switched codes and joined rugby union in late 2001.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Tallec first played for France in 1995 at the World Cup. He then competed at the 1996 European Championship for France, scoring a try in their June defeat to Wales.

He was one of several players to remain in the French squad for the 2000 World Cup and he played in four matches during the tournament.[7]

Tallec toured New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in June–July 2001 before he switched codes.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gael Tallec rugbyleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Gaël Tallec, ambassadeur à Toulon
  3. ^ Gael Tallec Cherry and White
  4. ^ Gael Tallec thecastlefordtigers.co.uk
  5. ^ France deserve better bbc.co.uk, 27 June 2001
  6. ^ Waite to be measured in Sella's market The Guardian, 26 October 2001
  7. ^ Big three work out line on substitutes The Telegraph, 28 September 2000
  8. ^ First Test Match Papua New Guinea v France rugby-league-world.com
  9. ^ Tour Match (Huntly) New Zealand Herald, 13 June 2001