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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The amazing story of Robins Tchale-Watchou and his rise to the Top 14

Total Rugby chats to Robins Tchale-Watchou to find out more about his rise from African basketball hopeful, to Top 14 rugby player. The 6ft 5 son of a weightlifter got involved in the sport after a chance meeting with some rugby enthusiasts.

Aged 16, Cameroonian Tchale-Watchou came across rugby for the first time. As he explains, after playing for a while it became clear that he had potential, perhaps more so than in basketball.

From there it took a few years before he played for his country, aged 19, and later he was spotted and scouted to go play in France. He moved around a bit in ProD2, before finally joining Stade Francais, and later Perpignan. From there he went to Montpellier, where he remains, now aged 31.

It's a great achievement, having come from a country where rugby is relatively small, unlike massive Robins, who still seems a little in awe of the path he's taken. It's an inspirational story.

"Each time I had an opportunity to go forward, I took it, and threw myself into the challenge."

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Tim August 28, 2014 10:54 pm

Love this!
Rugby. The new world game.

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DrG August 29, 2014 3:34 pm

Watchou gonna do when he comes for you?

:D

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kadova September 02, 2014 8:12 pm

Great story, hope Cameroun will become a great rugby country one day.

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condres chevre September 08, 2014 9:55 pm

The best thing i done in my life, was to tell this guy RTW, you can be a rugby Player.
Dschang 1998 in basket ball feel.
GO a head tcha!!!


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