Born on this day- 18th & 19th July - Ruck

Born on this day- 18th & 19th July

Born on this day- 18th & 19th August

18th August

Gareth Davies

  • Position: Scrum-half
  • DOB: 18/08/1990 (age 25)
  • Current club: Scarlets
  • Previous clubs: Llanelli RFC, Carmarthen Quins
  • Honours: Wales

Scarlets academy graduate Gareth Davies has been at the club since 2006 and his since gone on to make over 100 appearances and score over 100 points for the Welsh side. The dynamic scrum-half made his Wales international debut versus South Africa in June 2014, coming on as a second-half replacement for former British Lion Mike Phillips. His only other appearance in the red shirt came when he played in their 61-20 triumph over Italy in March 2015. At the moment, he is still in with a shot at representing Wales at the upcoming World Cup as he recently retained his place in Warren Gatland’s squad after he cut the group to 38.

Duncan Hodge

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 18/08/1974 (age 41)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Edinburgh, Leeds Tykes
  • Honours: Scotland

Fly-half Duncan Hodge won his first full caps for the Scot’s as he replaced legend Craig Chalmers against France in Paris in 1997. In total, the vibrant back won 26 caps for his country playing at fly-half during a five-year period between 1997 and 2002. His most memorable moment in the navy blue shirt came against England in the Calcutta Cup in 2000. He converted his try and kicked four penalties to score all of the points as Scotland battled to a 19-13 win to claim the victory over the old enemy since 1990. In his club career, he played for Edinburgh Gunners twice sandwiched around a two-year spell with Leeds Tykes, before he finally hung up his boots in 2003.

Joe Tuineau

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 18/08/1981 (age 34)
  • Current club: Lyon
  • Previous clubs: Highlanders, Montpellier, Aix Rugby Club
  • Honours: Tonga

Despite being a rugby and track star at King’s College in Auckland Joe Tuineau initially dropped the sport for several year’s to attempt a career in American football. However, in mid-2008 he returned to New Zealand and began to play the 15-man game once again and after one year was already turning out for the Highlanders in Super Rugby. Then in the lead up to the World Cup in 2011 the lock stated his intent to represent Tonga and has since gone on to make 18 Test caps for them, scoring a single try. He now plays his club rugby in France with Lyon after brief spells with Montpellier and Aix Rugby Club

19th August

Nick Kennedy

  • Position: Lock
  • DOB: 19/08/1982 (age 33)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: London Irish, Toulon, Harlequins
  • Honours: England

Former England second-row Nick Kennedy played in seven Test matches for England, making his debut for the men in white against the Pacific Islanders at Twickenham in November 2008. Kennedy’s London Irish career spanned a decade, wit him making 217 appearances, with him also enjoying stints with Toulon and Harlequins before when he retired he returned to The Exiles as academy director.

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