Born on this day- 4th August - Ruck

Born on this day- 4th August

Kristopher Burton

Position: Fly-half

DOB: 04/08/1980 (age 35)

Current club: Retired

Previous Clubs: Orleans, Prato, Treviso, NG Dragons

Honours: Italy

Australia-born Kristopher Burton, who has won 21 caps for Italy retired from international rugby in 2013. The adopted Italian, who qualifies to play for Italy through his mother, made his debut for Italy against Uruguay on 2nd June 2007 and played for the Azzurri at the Six Nations, in 2011 and 2012.

Jasques Cronje

  • Position: Flanker
  • DOB: 04/08/1982 (age 33)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Racing Metro, Biarritz Olympique, Bulls, Lions
  • Honours: South Africa

At 6ft 4in and 19 stone Springbok international Jacques Cronje is an imposing sight. The flanker made his international Test match debut for the Springboks on 12 June 2004 in a match against Ireland and went on to make 32 appearances scoring four tries. He was not included in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Springbok squad, despite playing in the final preparation test against Namibia.

Jean-Philippe Grandclaude

  • Position: Centre
  • DOB: 04/08/1982 (age 33)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Beziers, US Colomiers, USA Perpignan
  • Honours: France

Centre Jean-Philippe Grandclaude made Test bow for France in 2005 when he came on as a substitute against England in Les Bleus 18-17 triumph. He played once more during the 2005 Six Nations Championship and did not receive his third cap until 2007 when he faced the All Blacks in New Zealand.

Trevor Woodman

  • Position: Centre
  • DOB: 04/08/1976 (age 39)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Gloucester, Sale Sharks
  • Honours: England

English prop Trevor Woodman featured for the club between 1995 and 2004, making 22 caps for his country, which includes winning the World Cup in 2003. Following a spell coaching at wasps the forward re-joined former club Gloucester Rugby, who appointed him as their scrum coach on a permanent basis in 2014.

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