Born on this day- 30th July - Ruck

Born on this day- 30th July

Born on this day-30th July

Robert du Preez

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 30/06/1993 (age 22)
  • Current club: Stormers
  • Previous Clubs: Maties, Natal Sharks
  • Honours: South Africa U20

Son of Robert du Preez Snr, who was a Springbok international, Robert Jnr has made his way into senior rugby with a great all round tactical kicking game. This success meant he would go on to represent the Springboks at Under 20 level. His two younger twin brothers, Jean-Luc and Daniel are also rugby players with the Natal Sharks.

Kyle Godwin

  • Position: Fly-half/ Centre
  • DOB: 30/07/1992 (age 23)
  • Current club: Force
  • Honours: Australia U20

The young fly-half has continued to forge his reputation as one of the finest young talents in Australian rugby. The rising star made his Super Rugby debut in 2012 against the Reds and has since been able to lock down the role at inside centre, however, has been affected by a knee injury, which ruled him out for the last few months of the season.

Jason Robinson

  • Position: Fullback
  • DOB: 30/07/1974 (age 41)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous clubs: Bath, Sale Sharks, Fylde RFC
  • Honours: England, British and Irish Lions

Cross-code star Jason Robinson made the leap from rugby league, where he made his name as a devastating game-breaker, into rugby union in 2000. It would not take him long to make an impact, making his England debut jus a year later. The speedster would be no stranger to glory during his career, scoring a try in the final as England lifted the Rugby World Cup in 2003 as well as helping Sale to the Guinness Premiership title in 2006.

Following the 2003 World Cup he briefly captained England while Jonny Wilkinson was out injured but announced his retirement from international rugby following the 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand. However, he was coaxed out of retirement by England coach Brian Ashton and went on to help England reach a second consecutive World Cup final in 2007.

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