The Dallas Jackals signed long-time Dallas Harlequin Romain “Frenchie” Gadeaux as a Development Player in 2022. The 34-year-old center is 6’2″ and 215 lbs.
Romain is from Papeete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia, Tahiti and moved to Ozoir-la-Ferriere, France, a small city just outside of Paris, and began to play rugby at 9 years old with the local youth club, GTO Rugby Centre 77.
He then moved to Paimpol, France at 15 years old, playing for two seasons with Paimpol Amor Rugby Club. Before completing his youth rugby career, Romain moved to Rugby Club Saint-Brieuc for two more seasons.
Romain also studied sales at at Lycée Jean Moulin, Saint Brieuc, Bretagne from 2006-2008.
He then made the move to the US and joined the Dallas Harlequins, where he has been playing since 2008. Romain did not know English when he entered the United States, so he entered an ESL program at the University of Dallas before enrolling at North Lake Community College studying Business and Administration.
Roamin has a two-year-old daughter named Louise and Ben, a rescued English Bulldog.
Dallas Jackals Comments
“This opportunity is unbelievable for me because I have the chance to learn from so many talented players and coaches that will help improve my game,” Gadeaux said. “I have nothing to lose and everything to gain, it is like a dream come true.”
“There are so many talented rugby players in DFW and the fact that I am one of the few who got the chance to join the Jackals, is a real honor.”
Elaine Vassie, Jackals GM, said, “A genuine competitor who makes an impact on and off the ball, after his 10 years in Texas D1, I’m really excited to see Frenchie be challenged at the next level. His application to his off-field work over the past season to put himself in the best position for this opportunity has been really impressive and I’m very much looking forward to working with him again.”
Welcome to the Pack Frenchie!