PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Magnus
SURNAME Lund
HEIGHT 190 cm
WEIGHT 105 Kg
BIRTH DATE 25 June 1983
PLAYER WRITE-UP
CLUB Sale Sharks
POSITION Flanker
Honours:
IRB Sevens England Team 2002 England U/21 Squad 2003 (IRB U/21 World Cup) Sevens Wider Squad 2005 England Squad to SA 2007 Magnus Lund, at 23 years of age, is a tremendous prospect, having won the first of his nine caps to date in Australia last summer and adding two in the autumn, having represented England in the A international against Italy in February 2006. He has proved himself not only at Sharks’ first-team level but also for England Sevens on the world circuit and with England Under-21s from 2002 to 2004 and England Under-19s and18s before that.
He made his international debut in the abbreviated game five seasons ago and was a member of the England squad that won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March last year. First played for the Sharks against Bristol in 2003, having signed two years earlier. He was educated at Lancaster RGS, studied Business enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a product of the Sale’s successful Jets’ side.
He excelled for England A against France at Bath in February 2005 but was ruled out of contention for England Saxons Barclays Churchill Cup squad to North America the following summer by a calcified dead leg. Magnus’s brother Erik is a 6ft 8in lock, who joined Earth Titans from Sedgley Park last season and has played for Norway.
Did you know? Morten Lund, the father of Magnus, is a former Norwegian basketball player who settled in England after studying in Manchester. He is now back in Oslo watching the progress of his sons from afar. Magnus has earned the nicknames of ’Maggie’ and also ’Hutch’ because his long fairhair is similar to that of David Soul in the detective series ’Starsky and Hutch.’
Brought up in Kendal, he was a talented basketball player with Barrow Thorns but decided to concentrate on rugby at the age of 16 and three years later made his Sharks’ senior debut against Bristol.
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 1
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 5
 
SQUAD LIST
England Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
England U/21 IRB U21 World Cup - 2003
England Sevens IRB Sevens South Africa - 2002
England IRB U21 World Cup - 2002

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
RWC Warm-up Test
Saturday, July 11 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs World XV
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, July 18 2015
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, July 25 2015
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, August 08 2015
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, August 15 2015
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
To be confirmed
RWC Warm-up Test
21:05 - Argentina vs South Africa
Buenos Aires
Rugby World Cup
Saturday, September 19 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Japan
Brighton Community Centre, Brighton
Saturday, September 26 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Samoa
Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, October 03 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs Scotland
St James' Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, October 07 2015
17:45 - South Africa vs USA
Olympic Stadium, London

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