Omar Hasan

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Omar Hasan
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Omar Hasan performing as a baritone in Toulouse (2013)
Full name Omar Hasan Jalil
Date of birth (1971-04-21) April 21, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1990-1996 Natación
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997
1998
1999-2001
2001-2004
2004-2008
Wellington
Brumbies
Natación
Agen
Tolouse
 
 
 
47
87
 
 
 
(15)
(5)
correct as of 2 October 2009.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995-2007 Argentina 65 (20)
correct as of 2 October 2009.

Omar Hasan Jalil (born April 21, 1971 in Tucumán) is a retired Argentine rugby union footballer. He last played for Stade Toulousain in the domestic French club competition, the Top 14. He has also played for Argentina, usually as a prop. He has played in over 50 Tests for the Pumas and has an international career with Argentina spanning more than a decade. He is of Lebanese background.

Hasan made his international debut for Argentina on March 4, 1995 against fellow South Americans Uruguay. Argentina won the game, which was played in Buenos Aires and was a part of the Pan-American Championship. The final score was 44 to three to Argentina. Hasan scored a try in the game. He was capped another four times the following season in games against Uruguay, the Springboks and Canada. He came off the bench in games against England and the All Blacks.

He played nine Tests for Argentina in 1998. The following year he was included in Argentina's squad for the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales. He was capped twice the following season in games against South Africa and the English. He played three games for Argentina in 2001, against Wales, Scotland and the All Blacks. He was capped six times in 2002, and then the following year played in his second world cup, at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.

He was capped five times in 2004, three times during June, against Wales and the All Blacks, and twice in November, against France and Ireland. He was capped five times the following season. In 2006 he played in Argentina' mid-year Test against the All Blacks.

In 2007 he was selected to join the Argentina squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

His final match came in the 2008 Top 14 Final, which he started for his club, Toulouse, and played the entire 80 minutes. Toulouse were crowned champions, ending Omar's career on a winning note.

Omar is also a baritone, loves Opera and is finishing his debut album in which operistic music is mixed with Tango and elements from Argentine folk music.

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