Home > Rugby News > Born on this day- 12th November: Faletau, Lane, Hodgson

Born on this day- 12th November: Faletau, Lane, Hodgson

Find out which Rugby Union stars were born each day here at RUCK.

Robbie Diack
DOB: 12/11/1985 (Age 30)
Position: Number 8/Flanker/Lock
Current Club: Ulster
Previous clubs: Stormers
Honours: Emerging Ireland, Wolfhounds, Ireland

South Africa-born Robbie Diack signed for Ulster at the start of the 2008/2009 season from the South African club the Stormers. He since has become eligible to play for the Irish national team and represented emerging Ireland and the Wolfhounds before making his full Test debut in June 2014 against Argentina. The back-row, who predominantly plays number 8, has made over 150 appearances for Ulster and has cemented himself as a fan favourite.


Toby Faletau
DOB: 12/11/1990 (Age 25)
Position: Number 8/Flanker
Current Club: NG Dragons
Previous clubs: Cross Keys, Newport RFC
Honours: Wales U20, Wales, British and Irish Lions

Powerful back-row Toby Faletau, who is the son of former Tongan international Kili, is a central pillar of the current Welsh international side. The 25-year-old played for Cross Keys RFC and Newport RFC before joining the NG Dragons in the Pro12 in 2009. He made his full international debut for Wales versus the Barbarians in June 2011 and has since gone on to win more than 50 caps for the men in red. Faletau also made one test start for the British and Irish Lions during their tour of Australia in 2013.


Stuart Lane
DOB: 12/11/1952 (Age 63)
Position: Flanker
Current Club: Retired
Previous clubs: Cardiff RFC, Newport RFC, Newbridge RFC
Honours: Wales, British and Irish Lions

Flanker Stuart Lane is a former Wales international rugby union player, winning five caps for the men in red between 1978 and 1980. Lane also holds the unfortunate record of the shortest career of any Lions tourist, having been injured in the first minute of the opening game of the tour in 1980


Charlie Hodgson
DOB: 12/11/1980 (Age 35)
Position: Fly-half
Current Club: Saracens
Previous clubs: Sale Sharks
Honours: England, British and Irish Lions

Fly-half Charlie Hodgson is the Aviva Premiership’s all-time record points scorer thanks to his impeccable kicking for Sale Sharks and Saracens, scoring 2486 points and counting since making his senior bow in 2000. He has also experienced success on the international circuit with England, winning 38 caps for the men in white, scoring 269 points between 2001 and 2012.


You may also like
Sale 36-36 Saracens: The Sharks and Sarries share the spoils and ten tries in an Aviva Premiership classic at the AJ Bell Stadium