Born on this day- 23rd August - Ruck

Born on this day- 23rd August

Born on this day-23rd August

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, Sale, NG Dragons
  • 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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