The Castres Olympique rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of Castres for the 2023/2024 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 34 y/o 13/06/1989 1.87 m 115 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2025
France Aurélien AZAR Prop 29 y/o 10/06/1994 1.88 m 122 kg 6 ft 2 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO 2026
England Henry THOMAS Prop 32 y/o 30/10/1991 1.88 m 120 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2024
Georgia Levan CHILACHAVA Prop 32 y/o 17/08/1991 1.88 m 130 kg 6 ft 2 in 20 st 6.60 lb; 286.60 lb PRO 2026
France Loîs GUÉROIS-GALISSON Prop 22 y/o 22/12/2001 1.91 m 118 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb ACADEMY 2027
Canada Matt TIERNEY Prop 27 y/o 04/07/1996 1.91 m 134 kg 6 ft 3 in 21 st 1.42 lb; 295.42 lb PRO 2024
France Quentin WALCKER Prop 28 y/o 21/02/1996 1.81 m 105 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2026
France Wayan DE BENEDITTIS Prop 25 y/o 10/03/1999 1.85 m 115 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2025
France Wilfrid HOUNKPATIN Prop 32 y/o 29/07/1991 1.92 m 132 kg 6 ft 4 in 20 st 11.01 lb; 291.01 lb PRO 2026
France Gaëtan BARLOT Hooker 27 y/o 13/04/1997 1.84 m 107 kg 6 ft 16 st; 235.89 lb PRO 2025
France Loris ZARANTONELLO Hooker 23 y/o 17/11/2000 1.83 m 102 kg 6 ft 16 st; 224.87 lb ACADEMY 2027
France Pierre COLONNA Hooker 22 y/o 14/06/2001 1.88 m 113 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb ACADEMY 2026
France Stefan BURUIANA Hooker 21 y/o 03/03/2003 1.77 m 93 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb ACADEMY
France Florent VANVERBERGHE Lock 23 y/o 22/07/2000 1.95 m 120 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Gauthier MARAVAT Lock 23 y/o 11/06/2000 1.98 m 106 kg 6 ft 6 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2025
Fiji Leone NAKARAWA Lock 36 y/o 04/02/1988 2.00 m 127 kg 6 ft 7 in 19 st 13.99 lb; 279.99 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Ryno PIETERSE Lock 25 y/o 06/08/1998 1.97 m 114 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO 2024
Australia Tom STANIFORTH Lock 29 y/o 13/08/1994 1.98 m 119 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 10.35 lb; 262.35 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Abraham PAPALI'I Back row 30 y/o 20/06/1993 1.94 m 126 kg 6 ft 4 in 19 st 11.78 lb; 277.78 lb PRO 2025
France Baptiste COPE Back row 22 y/o 09/02/2002 1.86 m 92 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb ACADEMY 2027
France Baptiste DELAPORTE Back row 27 y/o 27/03/1997 1.90 m 112 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2027
France Mathieu BABILLOT Back row 30 y/o 09/09/1993 1.90 m 111 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO 2025
Australia Nick CHAMPION DE CRESPIGNY Back row 27 y/o 27/06/1996 1.93 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
Canada Tyler ARDRON Back row 32 y/o 16/06/1991 1.97 m 112 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2026
France Yann PEYSSON Back row 23 y/o 06/07/2000 1.92 m 103 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO 2026
France Gauthier DOUBRÈRE Scrum-half 28 y/o 24/12/1995 1.76 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO 2026
France Jérémy FERNANDEZ Scrum-half 27 y/o 15/05/1997 1.76 m 86 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO 2025
Uruguay Santiago ARATA Scrum-half 27 y/o 02/09/1996 1.74 m 75 kg 5 ft 9 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb PRO 2026
France Louis LE BRUN Fly-half 22 y/o 28/02/2002 1.90 m 96 kg 6 ft 3 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb ACADEMY 2026
France Pierre POPELIN Fly-half 28 y/o 23/06/1995 1.81 m 87 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 9.80 lb; 191.80 lb PRO 2026
Fiji Adrea COCAGI Centre 30 y/o 01/03/1994 1.85 m 109 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2025
France Adrien SÉGURET Centre 25 y/o 22/07/1998 1.83 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO 2026
France Antoine ZEGHDAR Centre 25 y/o 22/05/1999 1.98 m 103 kg 6 ft 6 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Jack GOODHUE Centre 28 y/o 13/06/1995 1.88 m 100 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO 2025 +1
France Joris DUPONT Centre 23 y/o 08/02/2001 1.80 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb ACADEMY 2025
Fiji Vilimoni BOTITU Centre 25 y/o 15/06/1998 1.79 m 93 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2025
Fiji Filipo NAKOSI Winger 32 y/o 08/04/1992 1.82 m 108 kg 6 ft 17 st; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
Fiji Josaia RAISUQE Winger 29 y/o 22/07/1994 1.93 m 113 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2025
France Martin LAVEAU Winger 27 y/o 10/09/1996 1.82 m 86 kg 6 ft 13 st; 189.60 lb PRO 2024
France Nathanaël HULLEU Winger 24 y/o 16/05/2000 1.78 m 86 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO 2026
Fiji Osea WAQANINAVATU Winger 24 y/o 22/04/2000 1.77 m 84 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO 2025
France Antoine BOUZERAND Fullback 25 y/o 26/05/1999 1.76 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO 2025
France Geoffrey PALIS Fullback 32 y/o 08/07/1991 1.89 m 96 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO 2026
France Julien DUMORA Fullback 36 y/o 24/03/1988 1.84 m 96 kg 6 ft 15 st; 211.64 lb PRO 2025
France Théo CHABOUNI Fullback 20 y/o 22/12/2003 1.82 m 82 kg 6 ft 12 st; 180.78 lb ACADEMY

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 Esteban TALALUA Prop 21 y/o 14/11/2002 1.82 m 125 kg 6 ft 19 st; 275.58 lb ACADEMY
France Noah CUYNET Prop 19 y/o 14/04/2005 - - - - ACADEMY
France Lukas MITU Hooker 20 y/o 26/03/2004 - - - - ACADEMY
France Adrien TAFANEL Lock 22 y/o 04/01/2002 1.95 m 100 kg 6 ft 5 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY
Russie Alexey KONNOV Lock 20 y/o 10/09/2003 2.04 m 114 kg 6 ft 8 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb ACADEMY 2025
France Hugo LOPES Lock 22 y/o 25/04/2002 1.97 m 105 kg 6 ft 6 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb ACADEMY
France Romain MACURDY Lock 22 y/o 21/09/2001 2.01 m 100 kg 6 ft 7 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY 2026
Russie Dmitrii DRONOV Back row 20 y/o 18/06/2003 1.94 m 100 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Feibyan Cornell TUKINO Back row 22 y/o 16/06/2001 1.89 m 114 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb ACADEMY 2024
Belgique Rémi LOOP Back row 18 y/o 24/06/2005 1.85 m 105 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb ACADEMY
France Colin DUPUY Scrum-half 17 y/o 25/06/2006 - - - - ACADEMY
France Simon BENOIST Scrum-half 22 y/o 30/04/2002 1.73 m 75 kg 5 ft 8 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb ACADEMY 2024
France Louison GRAS Fly-half 21 y/o 08/01/2003 1.76 m 72 kg 5 ft 9 in 11 st 4.73 lb; 158.73 lb ACADEMY
France Clément BARTHÈS Centre 19 y/o 21/03/2005 - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Crimson TUKINO Centre 21 y/o 16/09/2002 1.88 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY
Espagne Daniel CATANZARO Centre 20 y/o 19/09/2003 1.83 m 94 kg 6 ft 14 st; 207.23 lb ACADEMY
France Dylan FERRIÉ Centre 20 y/o 18/04/2004 - - - - ACADEMY
France Sacha PALCHINE Fullback 21 y/o 24/09/2002 1.86 m 95 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb ACADEMY 2024

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
Spain Asier USARRAGA Back row 29 PRO Gone to Brive

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Colin DUPUY - 17 years old
  • Oldest player : Leone NAKARAWA - 36 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Louison GRAS - 72 kg
  • Heaviest player : Matt TIERNEY - 134 kg
  • Average weight : 104 kg