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Born on this day – 4th September

Mike Brown

Position: Fullback

DOB: 04/09/1985 (age 30)

Current club: Harlequins

Previous clubs: Salisbury RFC, Melksham RFC

Honours: England

A product of the Harlequins academy, Mike Brown made his first team bow in 2005/06 before winning his first two full England caps on tour to South Africa in 2007. He has since gone on to become one of Stuart Lancaster’s most valuable assets and the fullback will defiantly add to his 38 Test Caps so far at the upcoming World Cup.

Mark Gerrard

Position: Fullback

DOB: 04/09/1982 (age 33)

Current club: Harlequins

Previous clubs: Waratahs, Brumbies, NTT Shining Arcs, Rebels, Toyota Industries Shuttles

Honours: Australia

Former Australian international Mark Gerrard made 23 Test caps, scoring nine tries, between 2005 and 2007. The fullback also made over 100 Super Rugby appearances, turning out for the Waratahs, Brumbies and Rebels between 2001 and 2012. He comes from a sporting family, as his sister Mo’onia Gerrard is an Australian international netballer while his cousin Wycliff Palu, who is a fellow Wallaby.

Nathan White

Position: Prop

DOB: 04/09/1981 (age 34)

Current club: Harlequins

Previous clubs: Waratahs, Brumbies, NTT Shining Arcs, Rebels, Toyota Industries Shuttles

Honours: Australia

New Zealand-born Nathan White made his Ireland debut, aged 32, during the men in emerald greens World Cup warm-up matches in 2015. White became qualified to play for Ireland through the three-year residency rule, having played in the country for Leinster and Connacht respectively. After impressing in his two caps so far, Jo Schmidt selected the prop for his final 31-man World Cup squad.