Born on this day- 24th July - Ruck

Born on this day- 24th July

Born on this day- 24th July

Adam Gomarsall MBE

  • Position: Scrum-half
  • DOB: 24/07/1974 (age 41)
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Bicester, Wasps, Bath (loan), Bedford, Gloucester, Worcester, Harlequins, Leeds Carnegie
  • Honours: England

A player renowned for his expansive style of play and exceptional service from scrum-half Andy Gomarsall was quickly snatched up by Wasps in 1993. His 17-year career saw him win two Powergen Cups and represent England 35 times between 1996 and 2008, scoring 37points. Since his retirement in 2010, he has been a co-commentator for ITV during their coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup but is now running his Father’s business, Network 2 Supplies Ltd as a Director.

Dafydd James

  • Position: Wing
  • DOB: 24/07/1975 (age 40)
  • Current Club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Bridgend, Pontypridd, Llanelli, Bridgend, Celtic Warriors, Harlequins, Scarlets, Bridgend, Cardiff Blues, Sale, HKCC
  • Honours: Wales U21, Wales A, Wales, British and Irish Lions

Wales and British & Irish Lions wing Dafydd James made his international debut in 1996 and won 48 caps, his last coming at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. 2001 he placed all three Tests of the Lions’ series in Australia, scoring one of their four tries in the opening Test victory. The powerful winger was also the record try scorer in the Heineken Cup with 29 before Vincent Clerc surpassed him in 2009.

James King

  • Position: Flanker
  • DOB: 24/07/1990 (age 25)
  • Current Club: Ospreys
  • Honours: Wales U18, Wales U20, Wales

Wales international Flanker James King made his international debut in 2013, making his debut against Japan and has gone on to play in three tests so far. The Ospreys man had to undergo plastic surgery to save his right ear after it was virtually “torn off his head” in an accident against Cardiff Blues. However, the proud Welshman has since gone from strength to strength, signing a new three-year contract with Ospreys earlier this month, and now switches attention to his World Cup aspirations.