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Born on this day- 12th August

Tony Marsh

  • Position: Centre
  • DOB: 12/08/1972 (age43)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Canterbury Crusaders, Auckland Blues
  • Honours: France

New Zealand-born centre Tony Marsh represented France at international level, making 21 appearances between 2001 and 2004, scoring seven tries. He hung his boots up n 2007 and although his side Clermont lost narrowly to Stade Francais in the French Championship match they did end the season as European Challenge Cup winners.

Manoa Vosawai

  • Position: Number 8
  • DOB: 12/08/1983 (age 32)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Canterbury Crusaders, Auckland Blues
  • Honours: France

Cardiff Blues dynamic back-row Manoa Vosawai was born in Fiji but plays his international rugby for Italy. Since making his debut for the Azzurri against Japan in August 2007 he has made 17 appearances, scoring one try. He made three appearances during the World Cup in 2007, including a start at No.8 against Portugal.

Henry Tuilagi

  • Position: Number 8
  • DOB: 12/08/1976 (age 39)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: ASM Clermont Auvergne, Canterbury Crusaders, Auckland Blues
  • Honours:

Part of arguably the most famous family in rugby, Henry Tuilagi represented Samoa from 2002 to 2009, making 10 international appearances. He is best known for his time with Leicester Tigers in the Premiership, where he spent four years after joining in 2003. Tuilagi was known for his enormous strength, and is one of the strongest athletes in sporting history whose career was not dedicated to powerlifting as an end in itself. He bench-pressed 250 kg (over 550 lb) raw (no bench press suit) for 5 reps at his peak.