Mbu Joe

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger

Joe Mbu

Position: Wing

Born: 24th December 1981 in Nigeria






Debut game: 17th August 2002 v Bridgend(replacement for Gareth Knox )

Final game: 30th August 2003 v Exeter

Number of Appearances: 5

Career details:

Educated in Bath, Joe Mbu signed for local rivals Bristol Shoguns and was a member of their back-to-back Championship winning sides before leaving to join Bath midway through the 2001/2002 season. The strong, quick winger made an impact for the Shoguns in the Middlesex Sevens in 2001, so much so that he was asked to make a  guest appearance for an injury-ravaged Newcastle Falcons in the Final against the British Army. Typically he showed his pace and flair with a quality try in what was ultimately a defeat. After spending the end of the 2001/2002 season with the under-21 side, Joe made his senior Bath Rugby appearance in the pre-season friendly match with Bridgend in August 2002. He came on as a half-time replacement for Gareth Knox and had an immediate impact, capping a fine performance with a well-taken try. After work permit problems in late 2003 Joe decided to leave Bath Rugby and try his luck elsewhere, signing for NEC Harlequins in the summer of 2004.

Bath Rugby Friendly Appearances 2000/2001 – 2003/2004: 1(4)

Bath Rugby Friendly Points 2000/2001 – 2003/2004: 10 – 2t

Signed From: Bristol Shoguns under-21

Transferred To: NEC Harlequins

Also Played For: None


This page was added on 16/12/2014.

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