Erik Lund (rugby union)
|Date of birth||3 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Fredrikstad, Norway|
|Height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight||264 lb (120 kg)|
|Notable relative(s)||Magnus Lund (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
Erik Lund (born 3 July 1979, Fredrikstad, Norway) is a Norwegian rugby union footballer who plays lock forward for Norway and since 2010 for the French team Biarritz, where he joined his younger brother Magnus. He formerly captained Leeds Carnegie.
He became a computer programmer after graduating and started playing rugby socially with Winnington Park in Cheshire, but he started taking steps up the rugby ladder, moving on to Manchester Rugby Club, Fylde Rugby Club, Sedgley Park R.U.F.C. and Rotherham R.U.F.C.. He also became an international rugby player, returning to play for Norway when his work commitments would allow.
Lund's breakthrough was made at Rotherham in National Division One, always seen as a player with physical potential he was able to refine his technique and became highly motivated under the training of head coach Andre Bester, following this form he was signed by Leeds ahead of their Premiership Campaign.
Nicknamed the Viking, which was his wrestling name – something he almost entered professionally.
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