The Castres Olympique squad for 2020/2021

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Here is the list of players of Castres for the 2020/2021 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
France Antoine TICHIT Prop 31 y/o 13/06/1989 1.82 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Daniel KOTZE Prop 34 y/o 28/03/1987 1.87 m 120 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2021
Germany Julius NOSTADT Prop 28 y/o 12/10/1992 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2023
Georgia Levan CHILACHAVA Prop 29 y/o 17/08/1991 1.88 m 130 kg 6 ft 2 in 20 st 6.60 lb; 286.60 lb PRO 2024
France Lucas POINTUD Prop 33 y/o 18/01/1988 1.89 m 127 kg 6 ft 2 in 19 st 13.99 lb; 279.99 lb PRO 2021
Canada Matt TIERNEY Prop 24 y/o 04/07/1996 1.91 m 132 kg 6 ft 3 in 20 st 11.01 lb; 291.01 lb PRO 2024
France Tudor STROË Prop 27 y/o 06/09/1993 1.84 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2022
France Wayan DE BENEDITTIS Prop 22 y/o 10/03/1999 1.85 m 107 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Wilfrid HOUNKPATIN Prop 29 y/o 29/07/1991 1.92 m 132 kg 6 ft 4 in 20 st 11.01 lb; 291.01 lb PRO 2023
France Gaëtan BARLOT Hooker 24 y/o 13/04/1997 1.84 m 107 kg 6 ft 16 st; 235.89 lb PRO 2023
France Marc-Antoine RALLIER Hooker 32 y/o 02/12/1988 1.82 m 107 kg 6 ft 16 st; 235.89 lb PRO 2022
Tonga Paula NGAUAMO Hooker 31 y/o 19/02/1990 1.82 m 117 kg 6 ft 18 st; 257.94 lb PRO 2023
France Pierre COLONNA Hooker 19 y/o 14/06/2001 1.87 m 109 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Dorian CLERC Lock 22 y/o 07/07/1998 1.94 m 113 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Florent VANVERBERGHE Lock 20 y/o 22/07/2000 1.95 m 120 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Loïc JACQUET Lock 36 y/o 31/03/1985 1.98 m 117 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2022
South Africa Ryno PIETERSE Lock 22 y/o 06/08/1998 1.97 m 114 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO 2022
Australia Thomas STANIFORTH Lock 26 y/o 13/08/1994 1.98 m 119 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 10.35 lb; 262.35 lb PRO 2023
France Anthony JELONCH Back row 24 y/o 28/07/1996 1.93 m 105 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2021
France Baptiste DELAPORTE Back row 24 y/o 27/03/1997 1.90 m 112 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2022
France Kévin KORNATH Back row 24 y/o 27/12/1996 1.94 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2023
New Zealand Ma'ama VAIPULU Back row 31 y/o 21/07/1989 1.90 m 112 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2022
France Mathieu BABILLOT Back row 27 y/o 09/09/1993 1.90 m 111 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO 2022
France Stéphane ONAMBÉLÉ Back row 28 y/o 12/02/1993 1.88 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2022
Canada Tyler ARDRON Back row 29 y/o 16/06/1991 1.97 m 112 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2022
France Jérémy FERNANDEZ Scrum-half 24 y/o 15/05/1997 1.76 m 86 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Rory KOCKOTT Scrum-half 34 y/o 25/06/1986 1.80 m 92 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2022
Uruguay Santiago ARATA Scrum-half 24 y/o 02/09/1996 1.74 m 78 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 3.96 lb; 171.96 lb PRO 2022
Argentina Benjamin URDAPILLETA Fly-half 35 y/o 11/03/1986 1.78 m 86 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO 2022
France Louis LE BRUN Fly-half 19 y/o 28/02/2002 1.88 m 87 kg 6 ft 2 in 13 st 9.80 lb; 191.80 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Pierre TATRE Fly-half 22 y/o 22/02/1999 1.80 m 85 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb ACADEMY
Fiji Adrea COCAGI Center 27 y/o 01/03/1994 1.85 m 106 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2023
France Florian VIALELLE Center 27 y/o 05/10/1993 1.85 m 93 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2021
France Thomas COMBEZOU Center 34 y/o 26/01/1987 1.84 m 94 kg 6 ft 14 st; 207.23 lb PRO 2023
France Yann DAVID Center 33 y/o 15/04/1988 1.85 m 107 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO 2021
France Armand BATLLE Winger 34 y/o 12/04/1987 1.88 m 92 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2021
France Bastien GUILLEMIN Winger 23 y/o 22/09/1997 1.85 m 90 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2023
Fiji Filipo NAKOSI Winger 29 y/o 08/04/1992 1.82 m 98 kg 6 ft 15 st; 216.05 lb PRO 2024
France Martin LAVEAU Winger 24 y/o 10/09/1996 1.82 m 83 kg 6 ft 13 st; 182.98 lb PRO 2024
France Antoine BOUZERAND Fullback 21 y/o 26/05/1999 1.76 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb ACADEMY 2021
France Geoffrey PALIS Fullback 29 y/o 08/07/1991 1.89 m 93 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2024
France Julien DUMORA Fullback 33 y/o 24/03/1988 1.84 m 96 kg 6 ft 15 st; 211.64 lb PRO 2024

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Castres Olympique squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
France Alexis DECAUX Prop 20 y/o 19/10/2000 1.87 m 114 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb ACADEMY 2023
Afrique du sud Sphekahle DUBE Prop 20 y/o 06/06/2000 1.80 m 118 kg 5 ft 11 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb ACADEMY
France Thomas VIDAL Prop 21 y/o 08/01/2000 1.75 m 110 kg 5 ft 9 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY
France Valentin GORGÉ Prop 19 y/o 06/03/2002 1.89 m 110 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Raiatua MARA Hooker 22 y/o 20/01/1999 1.72 m 103 kg 5 ft 8 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb ACADEMY 2021
Afrique du sud Rian OLIVIER Lock 20 y/o 12/03/2001 1.98 m 115 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb ACADEMY
France Simon MEKA Lock 21 y/o 14/03/2000 1.93 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Baptiste COPE Back row 19 y/o 09/02/2002 1.86 m 92 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb ACADEMY
France Hugo HERMET Back row 19 y/o 02/08/2001 1.90 m 95 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY 2022
France Bastien BOURGIER Scrum-half 22 y/o 05/02/1999 1.70 m 75 kg 5 ft 7 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb ACADEMY
France Joris DUPONT Center 20 y/o 08/02/2001 1.80 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb ACADEMY
France Lucas THARIN Center 22 y/o 30/12/1998 1.85 m 94 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 11.23 lb; 207.23 lb ACADEMY 2021
Fidji Vilimoni BOTITU Center 22 y/o 15/06/1998 1.79 m 93 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb ACADEMY 2023
Fidji Osea WAQANINAVATU Winger 21 y/o 22/04/2000 1.77 m 84 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb ACADEMY 2021
France Adrien AMANS Fullback 21 y/o 23/01/2000 1.82 m 78 kg 6 ft 12 st; 171.96 lb ACADEMY 2023
France Clément CLAVIÈRES Fullback 20 y/o 21/02/2001 1.76 m 72 kg 5 ft 9 in 11 st 4.73 lb; 158.73 lb ACADEMY
France Sacha PALCHINE Fullback 18 y/o 24/09/2002 - - - - ACADEMY 2024

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
France Kévin FIRMIN Hooker 29 PRO Gone to Montauabn (FRA) on loan
France Hans N'KINSI Lock 28 PRO Gone to Provence Rugby
France Thomas FORTUNEL Fly-half 25 PRO Gone to Montauban until the end of the season

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Sacha PALCHINE - 18 years old
  • Oldest player : Loïc JACQUET - 36 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Clément CLAVIÈRES - 72 kg
  • Heaviest player : Matt TIERNEY - 132 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg