Born on this day- 14th August - Ruck

Born on this day- 14th August

Born on this day- 14th August

Nick Evans

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 14/08/1980 (age 35)
  • Current club: Harlequins
  • Previous Clubs: North Harbour, Orago, Auckland, Highlanders, Blues
  • Honours: New Zealand

After representing the All Blacks at the World Cup in 2007, he joined Premiership club Harlequins, subsequently ending his international career. Since his move though he has become regarded as one of the best playmakers in the game became the club’s record points scorer in 2013, overtaking Bob Hiller’s 37-year record of 1,502. In total, he made 16 appearances for New Zealand, scoring 103 points between 2004 and 2007.

Adrian Jacobs

  • Position: Centre
  • DOB: 14/08/1980 (age 35)
  • Current club: Sharks
  • Honours: South Africa

Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs made his South Africa debut against Italy in 2001. The versatile back in total made 34 appearances for the Boks, winning 22 and losing 12 of his games between 2001 and 2011. However the latter stages have been hampered by injury and poor form, which, as a result brought an end to his international career.

Jason Leonard

  • Position: Prop
  • DOB: 14/08/1968 (age 47)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Saracens, Harlequins
  • Honours: England, British and Irish Lions

England and British Lions star Jason Leonard spent a total of 14 years in the white of the national team spanning over both the amateur and professional eras, and he was successful in both. He made his debut as a raw 22-year old in 1990 before going on to make an incredible 114 appearances, which is more international caps than any other prop in history. The former carpenter won every one of international rugby’s major accolades; Triple Crowns, Grand Slams and in 2003, The Rugby World Cup.

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