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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Huns Sign Former French Youth International

Press Release

The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce Timothee Guillimin as the new addition to the backline for the next three seasons.

Timothee is a player of many qualities and massive potential, his international appearances for France are a testament to exceptional abilities as a rugby athlete. Of the 60,000 teenage rugby players in France, less than 100 are chosen to represent France in their age group international competitions in any given year. Timothee was selected for both the U-16 and U-18 France teams over a period of four years, an exceptional achievement.

Adding to his international recognition, Timothee has also played for Montpellier Herault and S.U. Agen. These clubs are among the top 15 teams in France. Last season Timothee was selected to play against the London Irish and Edinburg in the European Challenge Cup, an international competition where the top clubs in Italy, Romania, France, Scotland and England, among other nations, compete against each other.

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"Having Timothee joining us for the next three seasons is an immense privilege for us, we want to show that we are committed to bringing not only the best players but also players that can grow the game in Austin for a long time. Tim is the perfect example of players that believe in the future of Rugby in the USA and can bring a huge amount of experience for our young, and domestic players. We want to create a group that can contribute to creating a strong, developed program in the long term." said general manager Thierry Daupin.

International French legend Philippe Sella said about Timothee:" I recommend Timothee Guillimin as a qualifying international rugby athlete. He will be an invaluable addition to the Huns Rugby club in Texas and his skill will certainly add to the marketability of the professional rugby development within the U.S."

"I am excited about signing a player of Timothee's caliber. French backline players are known for their creativity, flair and ability to play a flat, expansive game. Players like Timothee can be a future prospect for the USA Eagles. Timothee's presence will have a snowball effect on the development of the game of rugby in the United States and for the Austin Huns" said Head Coach Eugene Eloff.

Welcome to Austin Timothee Guillimin!

2 comments:

  1. Interesting...on a work visa or a student visa?

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  2. Perfect timing for him to be eligible on residency grounds for the 2019 WC. We shall see though.

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