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Marius Tincu
Romania
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Full name Vasilica Marius Tincu
Born April 7, 1978, Vanatori
Current age 36 years 199 days
Major teams Perpignan, Romania
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 243 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2012 53 49 4 70 14 0 0 0 26 25 2 50.94
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 8 6 2 15 3 0 0 0 1 7 0 12.50

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Test debut Romania v Portugal at Bucharest, Feb 3, 2002 match details
Last Test Spain v Romania at Madrid, Mar 17, 2012 match details
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Profile

Romania hooker Marius Tincu has gone from humble beginnings to establish himself as one of the most dogged front-rowers in European rugby.

Tincu holds dual French-Romanian citizenship after spending his playing career in France with Rouen, La Teste, Section Paloise and most successfully Perpignan. Tincu has 34 caps for Romania after making his debut in 2002 against Portugal.

He was selected for Romania's World Cup squad in 2007, playing all four of their group games and scoring tries against Italy, Portugal and New Zealand. To date he has crossed for 13 tries for Romania.

In October 2008 Tincu was banned for 18 weeks after being found guilty of gouging during Perpignan's Heineken Cup match with the Ospreys. Tincu made an appearance against Castres weeks later in the Top 14, potentially allowing for further punishment at the hands of the IRB.

Scrum Staff December 2008

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Sep 24, 2011
Romania captain Marius Tincu looks to the heavens
Romania captain Marius Tincu looks to the heavens
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Jan 2, 2011
Perpignan's Henry Tuilagi braces himself for impact
Perpignan's Henry Tuilagi braces himself for impact
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Jan 2, 2011
Perpignan's hooker Marius Tincu drags the Brive defenders with him
Perpignan's hooker Marius Tincu drags the Brive defenders with him
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May 14, 2010
Perpignan hooker Marius Tincu rumbles forward
Perpignan hooker Marius Tincu rumbles forward
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