Former AG Moe Abdelmonem Signs with Dallas
The Dallas Jackals are excited to announce Mohamed ‘Moe’ Abdelmonem has signed with the Dallas Jackals!
The 29-year-old began playing rugby at the age of 8-years-old. Originally from Egypt, he moved to Qatar where he picked up rugby and then made the move to Canada.
Abdelmonem played for the local club rugby team the Halifax Tars RFC, winning 6 provincial and 5 Maritime Championship titles in a row while enrolling at St. Marys to play rugby and study finance.
After graduation, Abdelmonem continued playing at the Provincial level for Nova Scotia. He was a key component in the teams’ first Eastern Championship win in 15 years in 2017.
In 2017, Abdelmonem moved to Victoria B.C. and played for the James Bay Athletic Association and shortly following was given an opportunity to play with Spotswood URFC in Taranaki, New Zealand.
After playing for Spotswood, Abdelmonem went back to James Bay where he was selected for the Canadian Centralized Program and represented Atlantic Rock Rugby, which competes in the Canadian Rugby Championship.
Abdelmonem signed with MLR Ontario Arrows (now Toronto Arrows) in 2018 and played against the New England Free Jacks. He played in a pre-season exhibition game for Austin Elite (now Austin Gilgronis) before signing on with Austin for the 2019 season.
Abdelmonem said, “I’m excited to be back in Texas and to be part of a new organization with the vision the Jackals have. I look forward to continue learning and giving everything possible to the success of Jackals, their players and their fans.”
As an experienced MLR player, Abdelmonem looks to help the younger players on and off the pitch. “I hope to show the standard of what a professional rugby player is, especially with the transition into being a professional and part of a new organization. I’m also excited to work with future Openside Flankers who want to master the art of jackaling or anybody who would like to learn.”
GM Elaine Vassie said, “From our first conversation, Moe’s outlook on the team and coaching environment was so obviously in tune with what we are growing. Known for his success in previous seasons Jackaling to secure turnovers, we’re excited to see his impact on attacking to get the ball back as we head into 2022.”
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About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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