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Born on this day- 18th July

Miguel Avramovic

  • Position: Centre
  • DOB: 18/07/1991 (age 34)
  • Current Club: Agen
  • Previous clubs: Club San Carlos, Asociacion, Alumi, Worcester, Mantauban
  • Honours: Argentina

Miguel Avramovic is a potent attacking player, who at his best had extreme pace, strength and exceptional rugby vision. He made his international debut for Argentina in April 2005 in a match against Japan, and went onto make 11 appearances for his country, scoring four tries. He is currently playing for Agen in the Top 14, but with his days of international rugby behind him he probably will only have one or two more seasons left at most at the top level.

Bob Casey

  • Position: Lock
  • DOB: 18/07/1978 (age 37)
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Leinster, London Irish
  • Honours: Ireland, Ireland A

The heart of London Irish, Bob Casey, cemented himself as a club legend during his decade at the club. He captained the Exiles to a Heineken Cup semi-final with Toulouse in 2008 and a Guinness Premiership Final in 2009. The ex-Ireland international, who picked up seven caps for his country, is now responsible for London Irish’s rugby and commercial activities after initially combining his role with Powerday plc with the position of Rugby Development Director at London Irish.

Billy James

  • Position: Hooker
  • DOB: 18/07/1956 (age 59)
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Aberavon RFC, Swansea RFC
  • Honours: Wales

William James, better known as Billy James, is a former Wales international rugby player. In his career he capped 21 times for his country and on one occasion captained the side. He played his club rugby for Aberavon RFC where he was initially nurtured under the eye of club legend and then Captain Morton Howells, whom he succeeded in the front row berth.