Born on this day- August 28th - Ruck

Born on this day- August 28th

Dan Crowley

Position: Prop

DOB: 28/08/1965 (age 50)

Current club: retired

Previous clubs: Queensland Reds

Honours: Australia

An old fashioned, no-nonsense prop forward that could play on either side of the scrum, Daniel Crowley represented the Wallabies for a decade between 1989 and 1999. The Brisbane-born forward made 55 Test caps, playing at three World Cups in 1991, 1995 and 1999. Australia triumphed in the first and last of his three World Cups meaning when he hung up his boots he retired as a double world champion. Crowley also worked as an undercover police officer with the Queensland Police Force, specialising in busting drug rings on Queensland’s Gold Coast.


Luke McAlister

Position: Fly-half

DOB: 28/08/1983 (age 32)

Current club: Toulouse

Previous clubs: Sale Sharks, Blues

Honours: New Zealand

All Black Luke McAlister made his New Zealand debut in the third Test of the British and Irish Lions tour in 2005 at Eden Park, notching a respectable 13 points from the tee. He in total has made 30 Test caps for his country, scoring 153 points but is currently out of the reckoning as he plays his rugby with French Top 14 side, Toulouse.


Semesa Rokoduguni

Position: Centre

DOB: 28/08/1987 (age 28)

Current club: Bath

Honours: England

Having served in Afghanistan with the British Army, centre Semesa Rokoduguni earned a contract at Premiership side Bath in 2012 after impressing during a stint with their second team, Bath United. He then, after representing the England Saxons, made his Test debut for England, losing 21-24 narrowly to the All Blacks in 2014. His great-great-grandfather, great-grandfather and father all also served in the military.


Royce Willis

Position: Lock

DOB: 28/08/1975 (age 40)

Current club: retired

Previous clubs: Kobe Steelers, Blues, Chiefs

Honours: New Zealand

Former All Black lock Royce Willis represented New Zealand in 12 Test matches between 1998 and 2002, playing a part in the 1999 World Cup. He now works at a Knee and Spinal Clinic, where he is part of a team of highly trained physiotherapist’s

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