Born on this day – 8th October: Daly, Teague, Ward - Ruck

Born on this day – 8th October: Daly, Teague, Ward

Find out which Rugby Union stars were born each day here at RUCK.

Elliot Daly

Position: Fullback/Centre/Wing
DOB: 08/10/1992 (Age 23)
Current Club: London Wasps
Previous Clubs: London Scottish (loan)
Honours: Ireland
Although the 22-year-old got left out of Stuart Lancaster’s World Cup training squad, there is still a big future ahead of Wasps speedy, try-scoring specialist centre. He has represented England at U16, U18 and U20 level, which includes winning a U20 Grand Slam Six Nations in 2011 as well as reaching the Junior World Cup final in the same year.

Ryan Grant

Position: Prop
DOB: 05/10/1985 (Age 30)
Current Club: Glasgow Warriors
Previous Clubs: Army, Border Reivers, Edinburgh Rugby
Honours: Scotland U21, Scotland A, Scotland, British and Irish Lions,
Serving in the Royal Corps of Signals, British Army as an Area System Operator from 2002 to 2005, Grant signed his first professional Rugby contract with Border Reivers later that year. The powerful prop took seven years to step up to test rugby, making his Scotland debut in the first Test of the 2012 summer tour against Australia. A year later Grant was called up for the Lions to cover injured Gethin Jenkins. In total, the prop has won 25 caps for the Dark Blues’.

Mick O’Driscoll

Position: Lock
DOB: 05/10/1978 (Age 37)
Current Club: Retired
Previous Clubs: Munster, Perpignan
Honours: Ireland A, Ireland
The lock made his Munster debut in 1998 against Neath before three years later stepping up to Test rugby with Ireland. He first pulled on the green jersey for the senior side in 2001, coming on as a replacement against Romania. O’Driscoll, who was a member of Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam winning team, won 23 caps in total for Ireland, the last of which came against Scotland in the 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-ups. After hanging up his boots it was announced on 10 April 2014 that O’Driscoll would be joining Munster’s coaching staff from 1 July 2014 as a Technical Advisor.

Mike Teague

Position: Flanker/Number 8
DOB: 05/10/1960 (Age 55)
Current Club: Retired
Previous Clubs: Moseley, Cardiff, Stroud, Gloucester
Honours: England, British and Irish Lions, Barbarians
Former England and British Lions back-row Teague was nicknamed ‘Iron Mike’ after the great Mike Tyson, who was the World Heavyweight Champion in the late 1980’s. His toughness and passion shone through during England’s 1991 Rugby World Cup campaign where the hosts fell narrowly short, losing the final to Australia at Twickenham. In total Teague played 27 times for his country between 1985 and 1993, 19 times as blindside flanker and 8 times at number 8 while also scoring three tries, which included crossing the whitewash against New Zealand in Christchurch. The flanker Teague was selected for the Lions tour to Australia in 1989 before being called to duty again in 1993 for their tour to New Zealand, which would subsequently be the end of his international career. Post rugby Teague has opened two pubs with his brother Gary, both called Teagues Bar.

Tony Ward

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 05/10/1954 (Age 61)
Current Club: Retired
Previous Clubs: Munster, Leinster
Honours: Ireland, British and Irish Lions
Tony Ward achieved great thing in his sporting career; playing football and rugby union simultaneously in the 70s and 80s. He was named the first European rugby player of the year for his performances in the five nations in 1979 for Ireland. Ward, who made one Test appearance for the Lions, won 19 caps in total for the men in green between 1978 and 1987, playing his last game against Tonga at the inaugural Rugby World Cup. His rugby playing career for Munster and Leinster corresponded with his football career for Shamrock Rovers and Limerick, where he played in the UEFA Cup.


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