Abdelatif Benazzi

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Abdelatif Benazzi
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Date of birth (1968-08-20) 20 August 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Oujda, Morocco
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number eight
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)




Abdelatif Benazzi (Arabic: عبد اللطيف بن عزي‎‎; born 20 August 1968) is a French-Moroccan rugby union player who represented both Morocco and France.[1] He played as a lock or back row forward.

Abdel Benazzi started out with his homeland Morocco, but his ability was quickly spotted by France's selectors.[1] He won his first France cap in 1990 against Australia and went on to make 78 appearances and score nine tries for Les Bleus.[2] He played in three World Cups and was a member of the France team that reached the 1999 Rugby World Cup final. He was twice a Grand Slam winner and led Les Bleus in the 1997 tournament. His last international appearance was on 7 April 2001 against England.[3]

He finished his club career with Saracens in England, retiring in 2003 ahead of his 35th birthday.

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  1. ^ a b Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p71
  2. ^ http://en.espn.co.uk/france/rugby/player/10852.html
  3. ^ http://en.espn.co.uk/france/rugby/player/10852.html

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