|Full name||Joseph El-Abd|
|Date of birth||23 February 1980|
|Place of birth||Brighton, England|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||104 kg (16 st 5 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Adam El-Abd|
|Rugby union career|
El-Abd began playing rugby at Hove RFC and at the University of Bath, and after an unsuccessful spell with Bath Rugby, he joined Caerphilly RFC and later Bristol Rugby in 2003, where he has spent the best part of his career and become a regular fixture at open-side flanker.
As of 2008 he has made over 100 appearances for Bristol and captained the side on several occasions, being named the club's regular captain at the start of the 08/09 season.
El-Abd has an English mother and an Egyptian father and is one of three brothers. His younger brother, Adam El-Abd, is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town and Egypt national football team.