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Born on this day- 15th August

Born on this day- 15th August

Rory Best

  • Position: Hooker
  • DOB: 15/08/1982 (age 33)
  • Current club: Ulster
  • Honours: Wolfhounds, Ireland, British and Irish Lions

Following in the footsteps of his elder brother Simon, hooker Rory Best would represent Ireland, making his debut against the All Blacks in 2005 as a replacement. He then made his first start against the Springboks in 2006. He was a member of the Irish team that won the 2007 Triple Crown before being part of the squad at the World Cup later that year. The hooker/farmer was then part of the team that won the Grand Slam in 2009 and was part of the British and Irish Lions squad in 2013 after Dylan Hartley was removed due to suspension. The 33-year-old to date has made 84 appearances for the men in emerald green, scoring eight tries.

Nick Easter

  • Position: Number 8
  • DOB: 15/08/1978 (age 37)
  • Current club: Harlequins
  • Previous Clubs: Orrell
  • Honours: England Saxons, England

After making his debut in 2007, Nick Easter went on to become the first number 8 in Test rugby to score four tries in one match. The 2007 World Cup finalist then Captained England during the victorious Six Nations campaign in 2011 before falling out of favour. However, after being in the international wilderness for just over three years, Easter was recalled to the England squad for the Six Nations in 2015. However, after missing the US training camp, he is expected be ruled out of the World Cup in 2015 with back trouble. Easter has in total made 51 appearances for the men in white, scoring six tries.