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Born on this day- 29th September

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


Trevor Brennan

Position: Flanker
DOB: 
29/09/1973 (Age 42)
Current Club: 
Retired
Previous Clubs: 
Stade Toulousain, Leinster
Honours: Ireland
Brennan, who could play second-row or flanker effectively, is a former Ireland international having amassed 13 caps for the emerald greens between 1998 and 2001, which included participating in The Rugby World Cup in 1998. After a hugely successful rugby career with Leinster and Stade Toulousain, he was forced to retire in 2007 after receiving a ban for life for attacking a fan. This embargo was later reduced to five years, but the forward concluded he would hang up his boots. Brennan’s autobiography Heart and Soul, ghost-written by Gerry Thornley, went on to win the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year in 2007.


Paul Burnell

Position: Prop
DOB: 
29/09/1965 (Age 50)
Current Club: 
Retired
Previous Clubs: 
London Scottish
Honours: Scotland, British and Irish Lions
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions prop Paul Burnell was a beloved figure in the game during the 90s. After making his Dark Blues’ bow in 1989, he impressed enough to be selected for the Lions tour of New Zealand in 1993, making one Test appearance. The powerful scrummager then hung up his international boots in 1999 having made 52 caps for his country, which included playing at the 1991, 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups. Burnell now operates as a Commercial and Industrial Director for Waste Recycling Group (WRG).


Matt Giteau

Position: Centre
DOB: 
29/09/1965 (Age 50)
Current Club: 
Toulon
Previous Clubs: 
Brumbies, Force
Honours: Australia
Regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, Giteau became a stalwart in the Wallabies side after making his debut against England in 2002. The utility back, who played at both the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups, was infamously overlooked for selection for the squad in 2011. He then moved to France, which was thought to have subsequently ended his international career. However, after Australia relaxed rules on selecting players in foreign countries Giteau following a four-year absence returned to the national team in 2015 for The Rugby Championship. Giteau was then chosen in Michael Cheika’s final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.


David Llewellyn

Position: Scrum-half
DOB: 
29/09/1970 (Age 45)
Current Club: 
Retired
Previous Clubs: 
Newport, Neath, Ebbw Vale, Plymouth Albion
Honours: Wales
The scrum-half won four caps for Wales between 1998 and 1999, featuring a further 12 times on the bench for his country. Llewellyn, who played his major club rugby for Newport and Neath, scored one international try, coming off the bench against Japan at the Rugby World Cup in 1999 to touch down.


Stan Wright

Position: Prop
DOB: 
29/09/1978 (Age 37)
Current Club: 
RC Narbonne
Previous
Clubs: Northland, Blues, Leinster, Stade Francais
Honours: Cook Islands
Experienced prop Wright earned the nickname ‘Cookie Monster’ because of his home nation, the Cook Islands. Wright, who was voted by his peers the IRUPA Sports Unsung Hero for the 2008-09 Magners League, has made nine caps for the Cook Islands.