Born on this day- 20th August - Ruck

Born on this day- 20th August

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Magnus Bradbury

  • Position: Flankers
  • DOB: 23/08/1995 (age 20)
  • Current club: Edinburgh
  • Honours: Scotland U17, Scotland U18, Scotland U20

Scotland Under 20 Captain Magnus Bradbury is one of the blues hottest young talents. The back-row made his debut for the capital club Edinburgh in their Guinness PRO12 clash away to Leinster and has since earned an entirely professional contract. His mother, Dee, is currently President of Oban Lorne RFC and a member of the Scottish Rugby Council, and his younger brother Fergus plays age grade rugby for Glasgow.

Manuel Carizza

  • Position: Lock
  • DOB: 23/08/1984 (age 31)
  • Current club: Racing 92
  • Previous clubs: Biarritz, Racing Metro, Stormers, Western Province
  • Honours: Argentina U19, Argentina U21, Argentina A, Argentina

Argentina’s formidable second-row Manuel Carizza has been a constant figure in the Pumas side since he made his debut in 2004. Since then he has amassed 44 Test appearances and recently signed up to join Racing Metro in the Top 14 as the veteran nears the end of his career.

Andy Powell

  • Position: Prop
  • DOB: 23/08/1981 (age 34)
  • Current club: Merthyr

Previous clubs: Newport, Llandovery, Beziers, Leicester, Llanelli, Cardiff Blues, Wasps, SalBorn on this day- 20th August

Luke Burgess

  • Position: Scrum-half
  • DOB: 20/08/1983 (age 32)
  • Current club: Zebre
  • Previous clubs: Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, Waratahs, Stade Toulousain, Rebels, Melbourne Rising
  • Honours: Australia

After serving as an understudy to Wallabies icon George Gregan at the Brumbies, Luke Burgess soon came to the attention of the Wallabies’ selectors and made his Test debut against Ireland in June 2008. Over the next six-years the energetic scrum-half made 37 Test appearances for Australia. The Wallaby however in early 2015 signed a deal until 2017 with Italian side Zebre, ruling him out of World Cup contention.

Finlay Calder

  • Position: Flanker
  • DOB: 20/08/1957 (age 58)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Stewart’s Melville FP, Heriots FP
  • Honours: British and Irish Lions, Scotland

Along with his twin brother James Calder, Finn represented Scotland and the Lions. However, the brothers never played in the same Scotland side. The effective open-side flanker won 34 caps for Scotland between 1986 and 1991 before captaining the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in 1989. The imposing forward then played his last international game against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in 1991.

James Calder

  • Position: Flanker
  • DOB: 20/08/1957 (age 58)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Stewart’s Melville FP
  • Honours: British and Irish Lions, Scotland

James, better known as Jim Calder had made his international debut five years before his twin brother in 1981 aged 21 against France before he went on the Lions tour of New Zealand in 1983. His most memorable moment in the navy blue shirt came in 1984 when he scored the winning try against France at Murrayfield to deliver the Scot’s their first Grand Slam triumph since way back in 1925. Jim won the last of his caps in 1985 with his brother debuting one year later. The ferocious flanker made in total 27 appearances and since his two sons, Duncan and Lewis, have gone on to represent Scotland at U21 level.

Thomas Domingo

  • Position: Prop
  • DOB: 20/08/1985 (age 30)
  • Current club: Clermont
  • Honours: France

Clermont stalwart prop Thomas Domingo was called up by France subsequent to a run of imposing performances for club and made his bow for Les Bleus against Wales during the Six Nations in 2009. The formidable scrummager, who has an imposing physique, quickly established himself as a regular in the French team and racked up 17 appearances in his first two years of international rugby. The veteran prop has now fallen out of contention due to injury problems but did in total went on to win 36 Test Caps, scoring one try.

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Honours: Wales, British and Irish Lions

Andy Powell is one of the modern era’s great characters and has a significant following for his performances on the field as well as his high-profile exploits off it. His journeyman career has seen him play for as many as ten clubs in 15 years. On the international stage, he made 24 appearances for Wales between 2008 and 2012 and was also part of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand in 2009.

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