Romain Teulet

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Romain Teulet
Romain Teulet buteur du CO.jpg
Date of birth (1978-02-05) February 5, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Bergerac, France
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full back, scrum-half, fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2001 Bergerac ()
Correct as of April 18, 2010
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2014 Castres 172 (2909)
Correct as of 27 April 2014
Teams coached
Years Team
2014–  France (Kicking coach)
Correct as of 27 April 2014

Romain Teulet (born February 5, 1978 in Bergerac, Dordogne)[1] is a French rugby union player, who played for Top 14 team Castres Olympique.

Nicknamed Robocop for his unusual preparation and high success rate for penalty kicks,[2][3] and le petit lutin (the gnome) for his small size,[2] he left his hometown club US Bergerac where he had been playing since the age of 11[2] for Castres Olympique in 2001. He quickly established himself as a top-class kicker, even scoring 35 placed kicks in a row during the 2004–05 season,[4] a record that stood until March 2009, when Brock James failed only on his 42nd attempt.[4] He also was the top point scorer in the 2009–10 Top 14 season with 263 points.[5] On August 28, 2010, he reached the 2000-point mark in the French championship in a game against Bayonne, scoring 20 points in the 25–16 win.[6]

On the 15 April 2014, Teulet announced that after 13 years with Castres, he would retire at the end of the 2013–14 Top 14 season.[7] On this announcement, the French national team's head coach Philippe Saint-André, announced that Romain Teulet will join the national team as a specialist kicking coach.[8]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romain Teulet rugby profile". Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "Teulet, le petit lutin castrais" (in French). Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Contracts and releases in France". Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Brock James s'offre le record du Castrais Teulet" (in French). Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Ligue Nationale de Rugby: Les meilleurs réalisateurs TOP 14 Orange Saison 2009-2010". Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Montpellier impose son style" (in French). Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ Points machine Teulet to retire
  8. ^ Robocop added to French coaching staff