Luke Abraham

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Luke Abraham
Date of birth (1983-09-26) 26 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
School Bushloe High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Leicester Tigers
Sale Sharks
Lyon OU
Correct as of 3 September 2012
Current local club Lyon OU
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Luke Abraham (The AK47) (born 26 September 1983 in Leicester) is a professional rugby union player, who currently plays for Lyon OU in the French Top 14.

A strong and pacy Leicester-born back-row player, Abraham came through the ranks after joining the Leicester Tigers at the age of 15. He took up the sport three years earlier at Bushloe High School and joined his local club, the Leicester Vipers, before becoming part of the Tigers set-up. He played an important role in the 2006–07 Guinness Premiership and the 2006-07 Heineken Cup double-winning campaign, making 12 Guinness Premiership appearances including eight starts as well as a single appearance in the 2006–07 EDF Energy Cup success.

A former England U-18, U-19 and U-21 international, he has also played for the England Saxons. Abraham had a short spell playing at hooker during his time with Nelson’s Bay Club Stoke in New Zealand during the summer of 2005. He was an U-21 League winner with the Tigers in 2002–03. He also won the Guinness A League in 2004–05 and 2005–06. He made his first-team debut as an 18-year-old against Worcester Warriors in January 2002.

In May 2008 it was announced that he had signed for Sale Sharks for the 2008–09 Guinness Premiership.[1]

For the 2010–11 Rugby Pro D2 season, Abraham signed for Lyon OU.[2]


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