David Attoub

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David Attoub
Top14 Stade français contre Stade toulousain le 30 mars 2012 06 David Attoub.JPG
Date of birth (1981-06-07) June 7, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Valence, Drôme
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 239 lb (108 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2005
2005-2007
2007-
Clermont
Castres
Stade Français
32
28
80
(10)
(15)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006 - 2012  France 4 (0)

David Attoub (born 7 June 1981 in Valence, Drôme) is a French rugby union footballer of Tunisian origin, currently playing for Stade Français in the Top 14. He formerly played for Valence Sportif, Clermont Auvergne and Castres Olympique, and has also played for France. His position is prop.

He played for Valence Sportif in Fédérale 1 from 2000 until 2003, when he signed for ASM Clermont Auvergne for the next season. He stayed there until 2005. Montferrand were finalists of the 2003-04 European Challenge Cup, but were defeated by Harlequins by one point, 27 to 26. He was included in France's squad for a test against the United States on 3 July 2004 but was not used from the bench.

He signed with Castres Olympique for the 2005-06 Top 14. He was included in France's squad for two mid year test matches in June 2006, and went on to make his international debut against Romania on 17 June. This is his only cap for his country.

In December 2009, Attoub was cited for alleged contact with the eye/eye area of Ulster player Stephen Ferris in contravention of Law 10.4. He received a record 70 week ban. A contributing factor in the length of the ban was the fact that he had been found guilty of eye gouging earlier in his career.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stade's David Attoub 70-week eye-gouge ban upheld". BBC Sport. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 

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