2003 Rugby World Cup winner's son scored hat-trick for England against Argentina - Ruck

2003 Rugby World Cup winner’s son scored hat-trick for England against Argentina

England U20 Men began their World Rugby U20 Championship campaign with a 40-21 win over Argentina at Athlone Stadium. 

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England ran in six tries in Cape Town, courtesy of scores from Jack Bracken (3), Ben Redshaw, Henry Pollock and Billy Sela, as well as 10 points from the boot of Sean Kerr, while Argentina’s points came via tries from Genaro Podesta, Juan Penoucos and Efrain Elias, with Facundo Rodriguez and Santino Di Lucca converting.

Next up for Mark Mapletoft’s men is Fiji on 4 July (15:30 BST kick-off) at the Athlone Stadium. 

The Bracken’s could well be the next family name heralded upon the Test match stage, as 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has three sons that are each excelling in their respective journeys.

Eldest son Charlie is making waves in the Saracens academy, and has already worn the red rose with multiple England age grade caps to his name.

The youngest of three is Lachlan, who is progressing well throughout his secondary school years, but has quite a long way to go before he can follow in the footsteps of his brothers.

Louis Rees-Zammit’s dating history includes Premier League legends daughter and famous YouTuber

Six months have passed since Louis Rees-Zammit swapped the rugby pitch for the gridiron, chasing his NFL dream with the Kansas City Chiefs. The journey has been nothing short of exhilarating for the Welsh sensation.

After an intensive 10-week training program, Rees-Zammit signed with the Chiefs and is now eyeing a spot on the final 53-man roster. His rise in the sporting world has been meteoric, capturing the attention of fans and media alike.

But it’s not just his professional life making headlines. Rees-Zammit’s personal life has also been a hot topic, featuring relationships with high-profile personalities, from a Premier League legend’s daughter to a famous YouTuber and a notable model/DJ.

Alicia Scholes

In December 2019, before his international debut for Wales, Rees-Zammit posted a photo of himself playing for Gloucester. Alicia Scholes, daughter of football legend Paul Scholes, humorously suggested an England debut was imminent, despite Rees-Zammit’s Welsh roots. He firmly replied, “Wales*”.


In a BBC interview, Rees-Zammit spoke about his past relationship with Alicia, a professional netball player for London Pulse. He revealed the light-hearted attempts by her father to sway him towards England, which he steadfastly resisted.

Alicia and her father Paul found themselves in the spotlight in 2021 due to a viral video that led to playful banter among rival supporters.