Tim Kasten

Tim Kasten (born 27 January 1983)[1] is a German international rugby union player, playing for the Heidelberger RK in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team. He made his debut for Germany in a game against Sweden in 2004.[2]

Tim Kasten
Birth nameTim Kasten
Date of birth (1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 38)
Place of birthHannover, Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Germany SV 08 Ricklingen ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
???? - 2003
2003 - 2004
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2009
2009 - present
Germany Germania
Germany DSV 78
Germany RGH
England Southend
Germany HRK
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 ?
 ?
 ?
38
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 ?
(195)
Correct as of 11 May 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 - 2012  Germany 34
Correct as of 27 April 2013
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
 Germany

Kasten was born in Hannover, and has played rugby since 1986,[3] first for the SV 08 Ricklingen and later, after the club was unable to field a youth team, for the SC Germania List. In 2003–04 he spent a season with DSV 78 Hannover but left the club when it faced financial trouble, to join RG Heidelberg, where he won two German championships with the club, before moving to England, where he played for the Southend RFC.[4][5] In 2009–10, he returned to Germany, after suffering from injuries in England, and now plays for Heidelberger RK.

Kasten has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2008 and 2009 Hannover Sevens [6] and the 2009 London Sevens.[4] He was also part of the German Sevens side at the World Games 2005 in Duisburg,[7] where Germany finished 8th.[8]

Tim Kasten is considered to be one of the best German rugby players, his father Ralf having played for Germany, too.[9]

In 2011, Kasten extended his contract with HRK for another three seasons.[10] In January 2013 he announced his retirement from the German national team, having played 34 times for the German XV.[11]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

National teamEdit

StatsEdit

Tim Kasten 's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[3]

ClubEdit

Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2007-08 RG Heidelberg Rugby-Bundesliga 11 2nd — Runners-up
2008-09 Southend RFC National Division Two
2009-10 Heidelberger RK Rugby-Bundesliga 7 6 0 0 0 3rd — Champions
2010-11 15 12 0 0 0 1st — Champions
2011-12 16 21 0 0 0 1st — Champions
  • As of 11 May 2012

National teamEdit

European Nations CupEdit

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006-2008 Germany European Nations Cup Second Division 6 5 Champions
2008-2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 5 0 6th — Relegated
2010–2012 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 9 30 4th
2012–2014 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 1 0 ongoing

Friendlies & other competitionsEdit

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 1 0
2008 1 0
2010 1 0
  • As of 27 April 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tim Kasten profile at scrum.com accessed: 2 March 2010
  2. ^ Tim Kasten (in German) DRV website, accessed: 30 April 2012
  3. ^ a b Tim Kasten profile at totalrugby.de (in German) accessed: 2 March 2010
  4. ^ a b Germany ready to take on world's best[permanent dead link] IRB website, published: 20 May 2009, accessed: 2 March 2010
  5. ^ Porträt: Tim Kasten (in German) DRV website, accessed: 7 April 2012
  6. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (in German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  7. ^ Tim Kasten at the Worldgames 2005 website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  8. ^ Rugby: Fiji assure gold medal in final seconds Archived 2012-05-27 at the Wayback Machine World Games website, accessed: 27 January 2009
  9. ^ TotalRugby Wechselbörse (in German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 7 March 2010
  10. ^ TotalRugby Wechselbörse 2011/2012 (in German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 26 August 2011
  11. ^ Auch Tim Kasten tritt aus Rugby-Nationalteams zurück (in German) totalrugby.de, published: 11 January 2013, accessed: 27 April 2013

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