Abendanon Nick

by Geoff Pillinger/Mike Curling
Player Nick Abendanon

Nick J Abendanon

Position: Full Back (sometime Wing)

Born: 27th August 1986 in Bryanston, South Africa

Height: 1.85m (6′ 1″)

Weight:  87kg (13st 10lb)

Education: Beaudesert Park School, Stroud and Cheltenham College.


Honours: England Saxons, England (2  caps) in 2007

Debut game: 9th September 2006 v Leicester

Final game: 2014??

Number of Appearances: 207

Career details:

Nick Abendanon burst on to the scene during the 2006-07 season, scoring 10 tries in twenty four 1st XV appearances for Bath Rugby.

A strong tackler, balanced runner and dangerous counter-attacker, he quickly established himself as Bath’s first-choice full-back.

He earned his first England cap in South Africa – the country of his birth – 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.

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. Clearly NIck was a player who under a different regime would most probably have had many more full International caps.


“Players Player of the Year” at Bath in the seasons 2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/011.

Currently playing for Clermont Auvergne where he has had considerable success once being named “Top 14 Player of the Season”


This page was added on 02/08/2015.

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