Born on this day- 17th July - Ruck

Born on this day- 17th July

Born on this day- 17th July

James O’Connor

  • Position: Wing
  • DOB: 17/07/1990 (age 25)
  • Current Club: Queensland Reds/ Toulon
  • Previous clubs: London Irish, Western Force, Melbourne Rebels
  • Honours: Australia, Australia Schoolboys, Australia sevens

Prestigious talent James O’Connor did not take long to assert himself as one of the world hottest rugby stars. As the winger turns 25-years old he stands out at both Super Rugby and Test level – having scored more than 200 points for the Wallabies and more than 500 in Super Rugby. In fact James is the second-youngest person to record 100 points in Test Rugby, behind English Rugby World Cup-winner Johnny Wilkinson.

Kyle Eastmond

  • Position: Utility back
  • DOB: 17/07/1989 (age 26)
  • Current Club: Bath
  • Previous clubs: St. Helens
  • Honours: England

After starting in rugby league with St. Helens Kyle Eastmond crossed to the 15-man code, arriving at Bath Rugby in 2011. He is thought of as a supremely skillful player with a natural eye for a gap. In 2013, Eastmond earned the distinction of becoming a cross-code international when he made his first appearance for England in an uncapped match against Barbarians. This was followed by a two-Test series whitewash of the Pumas, the second of which featured a stunning try by the ever-elusive Eastmond.

Alister Campbell

  • Position: Lock
  • DOB: 17/07/1979 (age 36)
  • Current Club: retired
  • Previous clubs: Canberra Vikings, Montpellier, Waratahs, Brumbies, Rebels
  • Honours: Australia

Powerful Lock Alister Campbell accumulated over 50 Super Rugby caps. He began his carrer woth SW Waratahs in 2003, but subsequently joined Canberra where he played four seasons with the Brumbies, a move that was rewarded with gaining selection on the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Wallaby Spring Tours to Europe and the UK. In 2008 Alister took the opportunity to broaden his rugby horizons and accepted an offer to join Montpellier and play on the Mediterranean coast in France’s Top 14 before in 2011 returning to Super Rugby with the Melbourne Rebels.

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