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Tito Tebaldi (born 20 September 1987) is an Italian rugby union player. He plays as scrum-half. He made his debut for Italy against Australia on 13 June 2009.[1]

Tito Tebaldi
Tito Tebaldi 2017.jpg
Birth nameTito Tebaldi
Date of birth (1987-09-20) 20 September 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthParma, Italy
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb)
Notable relative(s)Daniele Tebaldi (uncle)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Benetton
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2010
2010–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014-2016
2016-
Gran Parma
Aironi
Zebre
Ospreys
Harlequins
Benetton
55
47
21
18
10
19
(162)
(93)
(22)
(5)
(0)
(24)
Correct as of 29 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2009–
Emerging Italy
Italy
3
34
(35)
(8)
Correct as of 18 September 2019

CareerEdit

Tebaldi is the nephew of former Italy fullback Daniele Tebaldi,[2] began his career playing for Noceto, a team based in the Province of Parma.[3] He joined Gran Parma of the Super 10 in 2006, making his debut at 19.[4] After establishing himself as a regular starter during the 2008–09 season, Tebaldi quickly earned a reputation as one of the best young players in Italy.[5] Tebaldi joined Aironi in May 2010 for their debut season in the Celtic League.[6]

Nick Mallett included Tebaldi in the Italy squad for the 2009 mid-year rugby test series after Simon Picone pulled out for personal reasons.[7] Having made his debut as a replacement for Pablo Canavosio in the first test,[5] Tebaldi was the starting scrum-half for Italy's final two games of the tour.[8] Tebaldi played in all three of Italy's end of year tests and established himself as the first choice scrum half for the 2010 Six Nations Championship.[8][9]

On 2 March 2013 he signed with Ospreys where he played 18 games with one score.

It was announced on 3 December 2014 that he was joining Harlequins from Ospreys.[10]

On 17 May 2016 Benetton Treviso announced the player as new scrum-half from the 2016-2017 season.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tito Tebaldi". ESPN. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  2. ^ "La rosa dell'Italia: Tito Tebaldi". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Lettera aperta del consigliere Federale Reverberi" (in Italian). Rugby Noceto. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Tito Tebaldi". statbunker.com. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Tebaldi, un nocetano in azzurro". Gazzetta di Parma (in Italian). 13 June 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Aironi Rugby. Tre nuovi arrivi italiani nello scacchiere degli Aironi. Tito Tebaldi, Roberto Quartaroli e Giulio Rubini" (in Italian). Rugby CS. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Mallett: tre cambi per la tournée estiva". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 31 May 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Player analysis = Tito Tebaldi". ESPN. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Preview: Italy v Scotland". Orange. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/34083.php#.VH8T89KsVZQ
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)