Full name Vasilica Marius Tincu
Born April 7, 1978, Vanatori
Current age 35 years 250 days
Major teams Perpignan, Romania
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 243 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2011||8||6||2||15||3||0||0||0||1||7||0||12.50|
|Test debut||Romania v Portugal at Bucharest, Feb 3, 2002 match details|
|Last Test||Spain v Romania at Madrid, Mar 17, 2012 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
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