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Mohamed Abdelmonem

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.

Position Side Flanker
Height 5'10
Weight 215
Hometown Egypt