Jamal Fakir

Jamal Fakir (born August 30, 1982 in Fes, Morocco) is a Moroccan-Frenchrugby league player for the Catalans Dragons club in the European Super League competition. A fiery, strong-running second-rower.

Fakir caught the attention of Super League and French rugby union sides before the Dragons' entry into Super League in 2006. After a strong debut season in Super League, Fakir's progress has been hampered by two serious knee injuries, firstly a ruptured patella tendon sustained in late 2006, and then cruciate ligament damage sustained in May 2007 which ended his season.

Fakir was named in the France training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He was named in the France squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Fakir became a Moroccan international in 2009.

He agreed to switch codes in May 2010 to play rugby union, and will join Castres Olympique on a one-year deal at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season. In addition to his deal with Castres he also had interest from Scottish club Glasgow Warriors. Fakir however reversed his decision and decided to stay with the Catalans for a further three seasons.