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Born on this day- 5th August

Eddie Butler

  • Position: Number 8
  • DOB: 05/08/1957 (age 58)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Pontypool RFC
  • Honours: Wales

Former Wales international Eddie Butler now operates as a sports commentator. He won 16 caps for the Wales between 1980 and 1984 and scored 2 tries. He has written a weekly column in the Rugby Union section of The Observer Sport since 1991 and also writes for The Guardian, as well as being a BBC sports commentator. He has also presented two well-liked history series: Wales and the History of the World (BBC1 Wales) and Hidden Histories (BBC2).

Joe Gray

  • Position: Hooker
  • DOB: 05/08/1980 (age 27)
  • Current club: Harlequins
  • Previous Clubs: Northampton
  • Honours: Saxons, England

Powerful Hooker Joe Gray has established himself as joint first-choice at Harlequins alongside teammate Chris Brooker. After a series of impressive performances, including starting in their Amlin Challenge Cup final with Stade Francais, he was then awarded his first England Saxons start in June 2011 in the Churchill Cup. He then made his England national rugby union team international debut against New Zealand in June 2014, replacing Rob Webber in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Felix Jones

  • Position: Full-back
  • DOB: 05/08/1987 (age 28)
  • Current club: Munster
  • Previous Clubs: Leinster
  • Honours: Ireland, Wolfhounds, Ireland U20

Speedster fullback Felix Jones made his Test bow for Ireland in August 2011, in a Rugby World Cup warm-up against Scotland at Murrayfield. The fullback failed to make the trip to New Zealand due to a foot injury sustained against France in his third cap, ruining a promising start at elite level. He Captained Ireland Wolfhound against England Saxons at Irish Independent Park before making his Six Nations bow as a substitute against Italy in Rome in February 2015.