Born on this day - September 13th - Ruck

Born on this day – September 13th

Nicky Little

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 13/09/1976 (age 39)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Canterbury, Waikato, North Harbour, Sale, Dax, Pontypridd, Saracens, Calvisano, Petrarca Padova, Bath, Bristol, Esher
Honours: Fiji

Fiji legend and record points scorer Nicky Little scored an outstanding 670 points in 71 Test caps during a 15-year international career that spanned between 1996 and 2011. During his journeyman club career, the point-scoring machine played for 13 professional clubs across the world, which included successful Premiership stints with Sale, Saracens and Bath respectively in which he scored over 500 points combined.

Andrew Miller

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 13/09/1972 (age 43)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Bay of Plenty, Kobelco, Steelers, Southland, Crusaders
Honours: Japan

After qualifying to play for Japan through residency, fly-half Andrew Miller made his international debut in May 2002 against Russia before being selected for the Cherry Blossoms World Cup squad in 2003. The New Zealand-born back didn’t play again for Japan after the World Cup as they briefly brought in a policy not to select foreign-born players in 2004. Therefore, Miller returned to New Zealand to play for Southland before hanging up his boots soon after.

Ryan Smith

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 13/09/1979 (age 36)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Southland, Montauban
Honours: Canada

Former Canada international Ryan Smith was a stalwart in the Canucks side playing at three World Cups in 2003, 2007 and 2011. The fly-half retired following his last World Cup having amassed a total 52 caps for his country, scoring nine tries.

Chris Wyles

Position: Fullback
DOB: 13/09/1983 (age 32)
Current club: Saracens
Previous clubs: Nottingham, Northampton Saints
Honours: United States

Vibrant fullback Chris Wyles plays his international rugby for the USA while playing his club rugby for Premiership side Saracens. After impressing for the Eagles 7’s team in 2006, he was called up to the senior team and has since played a prominent role in both their 2007 and 2011 World Cup campaigns. Wyles, who was included in the USA Eagles team of the decade in 2009, has again been selected to represent his country on the grandest stage at the forthcoming 2015 tournament but this time with the added pressure of being Captain.

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