Born on this day- 27th August - Ruck

Born on this day- 27th August

Nick Abendanon

Position: Fullback

DOB: 27/08/1986 (age 29)

Current club: Clermont Auvergne

Previous Clubs: Bath Rugby

Honours: England
South African born Nick Abendanon made his name at Premiership side Bath Rugby, playing over 200 games in a period lasting nine years between 2005 and 2014. During that time the explosive back, who has represented England Sevens, made two appearances for the senior England side and narrowly missed out on a place in Brian Ashton’s World Cup squad in 2007. In 2014, he ended any chance of a return to the England team with a move to Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne.


Glen Osborne

Position: Fullback

DOB: 27/08/1971 (age 44)

Current club: Retired

Previous Clubs: Chiefs

Honours: New Zealand

Now working as a television presenter, former All Black Glen Osborne won 25 International Test caps for the All Blacks between 1995 and 1999. The fullback burst onto the scene with a pair of tries on his debut against Canada. Later that year he was New Zealand’s first choice No.15 at the World Cup, where the Springboks surprisingly overcame them in the final. He scored a career total of 11 test tries.


Sonny Parker

Position: Centre

DOB: 27/08/1977 (age 38)

Current club: Retired

Previous Clubs: Ospreys, London Welsh

Honours: Wales

New Zealand-born Sonny Parker hung up his boots in 2014, becoming London Welsh team manager with immediate effect. The centre, who won a Grand Slam with Wales in 2008, was capped 31 times for the men in red during an international career that also saw him play in two World Cups, in 2003 and 2007.

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