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Born on this day – 10th September

Sam Carter

Position: Lock
DOB: 10/09/1989 (age 26)
Current club: Brumbies
Honours: Australia
Popular Brumbies lock Sam Carter made his Super Rugby bow in 2011 against the Hurricanes. Three years later following a series of captivating performances for his club, the second-row was selected for Australia, and has since made 11 Test appearances for the Wallabies. His World Cup hopes however looked in serious doubt when he suffered a severe knee injury at the back end of the Super Rugby season. Nevertheless, he made a triumphant return to take his place among the Wallabies final 31-man World Cup squad in late August.

David Humphreys

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 10/09/1971 (age 44)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: London Irish, Ulster
Honours: Ireland, Barbarians, Ireland U21
Ex-Ireland fly-half David Humphreys, who made 72 Caps for the men in emerald green, hung his boots up in 2008 but has remained a distinguishable figure in the game. He continued his career at Ulster, where he played for a decade from 1998 to 2008, as the club’s director of operations. However, in June 2014 he left to take over as Premiership side Gloucester’s Director of Rugby. Humphreys during his playing career also represented Ireland at A, U21 and schools levels while he also captained the Barbarians.

Lou Reed

Position: Lock
DOB: 10/09/1987 (age 28)
Current club: Cardiff Blues
Previous clubs: Scarlets
Honours: Wales
Cardiff Blues and Wales lock Lou Reed started his career with the Scarlets, signing on a professional development contract in March 2006. He then joined the Blues in 2012 before making his international debut later that year. However, he failed to secure a place in Warren Gatland’s World Cup squad in 2015 as the second-row continued to struggle with a niggling injury throughout the summer.

John Senio

Position: Scrum-half
DOB: 10/09/1982 (age 33)
Current club: Cardiff Blues
Previous clubs: Edinburgh Rugby, Clermont, Bourgoin, FC Grenoble
Honours: Samoa
Ex-Samoa scrum-half John Senio was a member of their 2003 Rugby World Cup squad and in total made 10 Caps for the Samoans up until 2006, scoring two tries. The dynamic playmaker comes from a sporting family with his two brothers, Kevin Senio and Dimitri Senio, also being professional rugby players.

Tim Stimpson

Position: Fullback
DOB: 10/09/1973 (age 42)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Wakefield, West Hartlepool, Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers, Perpignan, Leeds Tykes, Nottingham RFC
Honours: England U21, England Saxons, England, British Lions
Tim Stimpson enjoyed a varied but overall highly successfully international and club career. During his time with Leicester Tigers, he was instrumental in securing two Heineken Cups, kicking a vital late conversion in the final against Stade Francais in their 2001 triumph. The fullbacks’ international career spanned six years between 1996 and 2002. This saw him win 20 caps for England while also winning a cap for the British and Irish Lions in their final test in South Africa during their tour in 1997.