Nick Abendanon rugby player
Nick Abendanon rugby player

Nick Abendanon

27th Aug 1986 1.83m/87kg Fullback

A strong tackler, balanced runner and dangerous counter-attacker, the South African has firmly established himself as Clermont's first-choice full-back in times.

He earned his first England cap against his home country in June 2007. He was capped again against France in August 2007, but narrowly missed out on a place in England's 30-man World Cup squad that autumn.

Some fine performances since then have seen him rewarded with call ups for the England Saxons from 2008-2011, and his impressive performances in the Churchill Cup victory in 2010 resulted in him being named the Player of the Tournament.

He made the move to Clermont in 2014 after a highly successful career at Bath which saw him earn 207 caps for the English side, during an eight-year spell.

After a string of impressive performances for Clermont in the 2014/2015 Champions Cup, Abendanon was awarded 2015 European player of the year.

In October 2017, Abendanon signed on with Clermont for a further two season until 2020, with an option for another season.

(Oct 2017)

Career

image Clermont Auvergne
Fullback
2014 - present
england England
Left Wing
2007 - 2011
bath Bath Rugby
Fullback
2005 - 2014