Magnus Lund

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Magnus Lund
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Full name Magnus Burnett Lund
Date of birth (1983-06-25) June 25, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
School Lancaster Royal Grammar School
University Manchester Metropolitan University
Notable relative(s) Erik Lund
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–2008
2008–2014
2014–
Sale Sharks
Biarritz Olympique
Sale Sharks
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2006
2006–2007
England Saxons
England

10

(5)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2003–2006 England Commonwealth

Magnus Lund (born 25 June 1983 in Manchester) is an English Rugby Union player, who plays in the back row for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership.

He was educated at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School where he played for the first XV. He also studied Business Enterprise at the Manchester Metropolitan University. During his youth he represented England in both the under-16 and under-18 national sides.

Lund made his debut for the Sale Sharks in 2002 against the Bristol Shoguns. In 2002 he represented England at the under-19 World Cup in Italy. The following year he represented the under-21 team at the World Cup in South Africa. He then became a member of the England sevens side.[1] In the 2005–2006 season, Lund started the final and scored a try as Sale Sharks won their first ever Premiership title.[2]

He was part of the 2006 Six Nations Championship Training squad, and was chosen in the 2006/07 Elite squad after a successful tour to Australia in the summer. Lund was chosen for England in the 2007 Six Nations Championship opener against Scotland, in which he scored a try as England won 42–20.[3]

Lund playing for Biarritz

He was called up to the England squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship.[4][5]

Lund moved to Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque in June 2008 and spent six years playing for the French Top 14 club. He was a member of Biarritz when it finished runner-up to Toulouse in the 2010 Heineken Cup, and played with his brother Erik Lund there when the elder Lund joined the club in 2010.[6] In July 2014 Lund returned to the Sharks.[7]

Family[edit]

Lund's father, Morten Lund, was an international basketball player for Norway, and stayed in England after studying in Manchester. He now lives back in Oslo, where Magnus tries to visit twice a year.[8] Lund's elder brother, Erik, is the captain of the Norwegian national rugby union team and plays for the French Top 14 club Biarritz Olympique.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team England announce rugby sevens squad for Melbourne". RFU. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Sale 45-20 Leicester". BBC. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "England 42–20 Scotland". BBC. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Injury-hit England call up trio". BBC. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  5. ^ "England call up trio". Sportinglife. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Erik Lund". L'Equipe.fr. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Magnus Lund: Sale Sharks re-sign flanker from Biarritz". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  8. ^ [1] father played basketball

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