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Born on this day – 2nd September

Mefin Davies

Position: Hooker

DOB: 02/09/1972 (age 43)

Current club: Retired

Previous clubs: Carmarthen Quins, Dunvant RFC, Neath RFC, Pontypridd RFC, Celtic Warriors, Gloucester Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Ospreys

Honours: Wales

Former Wales hooker Mefin Davies made his international debut in Cape Town against the Springboks in 2002. He was a part of the side that won the Six Nations Championship Grand Slam in 2005 and amassed in total 39 Test caps between 2001 and 2007. After he had hung up his boots, he joined the backroom coaching staff at Worcester Warriors, primarily focusing on developing the academy’s forwards but also assisting with the senior clubs pack.

Stuart Davies

Position: Number 8

DOB: 02/09/1965 (age 50)

Current club: Retired

Previous clubs: Swansea RFC

Honours: Wales

Number 8 Stuart Davies is a former Wales international, making 17 Caps for the men in red between 1992 and 1998. He is now currently a rugby commentator, summarising for the BBC’s Rugby Union coverage.

Dean Hall

Position: Wing

DOB: 02/09/1977 (age 38)

Current club: Retired

Previous clubs: Golden Lions, Natal Sharks, Natal Wildebeest

Honours: South Africa A, South Africa

Wing Dean Hall made 13 Caps for the Springboks between 2001 and 2002. However, it could have been a lot more if various injuries had not too often hampered his career. He now works as a Business Development Manager at DB Fine Chemicals, Specialities & CAR Auto in Woodmead, South Africa.

Matthew Watkins

Position: Centre

DOB: 02/09/1978 (age 37)

Current club: Retired

Previous clubs: Newport, Llanelli, Scarlets, Gloucester, Newport Gwen Dragons

Honours: Wales

Former Wales centre Matthew Watkins won 19 caps for the men in red between 2003 and 2006. In 2013, it was announced that Watkins had developed a very rare pelvic cancer while studying for rugby coaching qualifications, but has since described himself as remaining “well and active.”