Joe El-Abd

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Joe El-Abd
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Full name Joseph El-Abd
Date of birth (1980-02-23) 23 February 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)[1]
Notable relative(s) Adam El-Abd
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2002
2002–2003
2003–2009
2009–2012
2012–
Bath
Caerphilly
Bristol
Toulon
Oyonnax


102
55
9
(

(50)
(5)
(5))

Joe El-Abd (born 23 February 1980 in Brighton, England) is a rugby union player. He currently plays for Oyonnax in the French Rugby Pro D2.

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.

He moved to Toulon in the French Top 14 in 2009 playing there until 2012, when he moved to Oyonnax.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rctoulon.com/en/rct/joueur/el-abd/ Toulon RC Profile, accessed 7 May 2011
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Joe El Abd". Itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

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