Born on this day – 22nd October

Born on this day – 22nd October: Agulla, O’Leary, Thomas

Find out which Rugby Union stars were born each day here at RUCK.

Horacio Agulla
DOB: 22/10/1984 (Age 31)
Position: Wing/Fullback/Centre
Current Club: Bath
Previous clubs: Dax, Brive, Leicester Tigers
Honours: Argentina U21, Argentina A, Argentina Sevens, Argentina

Argentina international Agulla signed for Bath Rugby in 2012, signing from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers, for whom he made 48 appearances. Prior to that, the utility back had played in France for Dax and Brive. Agulla has proven himself time and again on the world stage, scoring a try on his international debut against Samoa in 2005 and to date has won 62 caps for the Pumas, scoring six tries. He has also appeared at three Rugby World Cups, which includes the 2007, 2011 and 2015 instalments of the competition.

Jon Clarke
DOB: 22/10/1983 (Age 32)
Position: Wing/Fullback/Centre
Current Club: Yorkshire Carnegie
Previous clubs: Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors

The former Heineken Cup finalist, who is a tall long-striding and elusive player, started more than 100 games in the Premiership for Northampton and Worcester between 2003 and 2013. Clarke, who also represented England Saxons, was then loaned out to Yorkshire Carnegie in 2013. However, he soon signed a permanent deal to stay at the club, who play their rugby in the second tier in England.

George Lowe
DOB: 22/10/1989 (Age 26)
Position: Wing/Centre
Current Club: Harlequins
Honours: England U20

The centre developed through the Harlequins Academy and has represented the England U20s during the Six Nations and Junior World Championships in 2009. In 2012, he was called up by Stuart Lancaster for England’s tour of South Africa, starting against the Southern Barbarians. Since making his breakthrough for Quins in 2009, Lowe has made 87 appearances, scoring 100 points.

 Patricio Noriega
DOB: 22/10/1971 (Age 44)
Position: Prop
Previous clubs: Waratahs, Stade Francais, Brumbies, Hindu Club
Honours: Argentina, Australia

The former 25 time capped Puma and 24 time capped Wallaby has taken to coaching since hanging up his boots. He was most recently head coach of Bayonne, however, will not continue at the club following their relegation from the Top 14 to the second division.

Tomas O’Leary
DOB: 22/10/1983 (Age 32)
Position: Scrum-half
Current Club: Munster
Previous clubs: London Irish
Honours: Wolfhounds, Ireland

The Irish scrum-half left Munster at the end of the 2011/12 season after making 127 appearances and scoring 57 points since making his debut in September 2005. He then played his rugby up until 2015 for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership before rejoining the Irish province ahead of the 2015/16 Pro12 season. The half-back also won 24 Ireland caps and was one of the outstanding performers in their historic 2009 Grand Slam win.

 Gavin Thomas
DOB: 22/10/1977 (Age 37)
Position: Flankers
Current Club: Retired
Previous clubs: Ospreys, Scarlets, Bridgend, Bath, Newport Gwent Dragons
Honours: Wales

Former Welsh international Thomas won 24 caps for the men in red between 2001 and 2010. The flanker played for Ospreys, Scarlets, Bridgend, Bath and Newport Gwent Dragons before announcing his retirement from rugby in June 2012 due to problems in both of his knees.

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