Boumedienne Allam

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Boumedienne Allam
Date of birth (1979-11-19) 19 November 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Avignon
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number eight
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1994–1996
1996–1997
1997–2000
2000–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2008
2008–2009
2009–2010
2010–2012
2012–
Apt
Cavaillon
RC Toulon
RC Narbonne
Tarbes Pyrénées Rugby
FC Auch
FC Barcelona
Blagnac SCR
Doncaster Knights
Le Bugue AC
AS Mâcon
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-  Algeria

Boumedienne Allam (born Avignon, 19 November 1979) is a French-born Algerian rugby union player. He plays as a number eight.

After his young years at Apt (1994–1996) and Cavaillon (1996–1997), he became a famous figure as a RC Toulon player (1997–2000), where he won the Cup of France Frantz Reichel, in 1998. He moved to RC Narbonne (2000–2003), and latter to Tarbes Pyrénées Rugby (2003–2004) and to FC Auch (2004–2005). After a season at FC Barcelona, in Spain (2005–2006), he moved back to France, where he played for Blagnac SCR.[1] He played for the Doncaster Knights, in England, in 2008/09. He returned to France, playing for Le Bugue AC, in 2009/10. He played for AS Mâcon, from 2010/11 to 2011/12, and currently plays for AGDE, since the 2012/13 season.

International career[edit]

Allam was capped for the France U-21 squad, winning the Six Nations Tournament of that category with them in 2000. A few years later, Allam switched alliance and chose the country of his grandparents to represent in senior fixtures. He was a member of the historical unofficial first game of Algeria, on the 24th February 2007, as well as the official first match for Algeria on the 18th December since creating the Algerian rugby federation a month earlier. This significant match was also the first rugby international played on Algerian soil which was televised.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". L'Equipe (google translation). Retrieved 30 January 2010.