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Born on this day- September 20th

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


Steffon Armitage

Position: Number 8
DOB: 20/09/1985 (age 30)
Current club: Toulon
Previous clubs: Saracens, London Irish
Honours: England A, England 7’s, England
The 30-year old, who is world renowned for his strength, speed and his effectiveness in ruck turnovers, has made only 5 Test caps for England due to him playing his club rugby with Toulon since 2011. Since the number 8 moved across the channel he has thrived, being named the ERC European Player of the Year in 2014 and winning three back-to-back Heineken Cup’s, lifting the trophy in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


Rod McCall

Position: Lock
DOB: 20/09/1963 (age 52)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Queensland Reds
Honours: Australia
The former Australia lock made 40 test caps for the Wallabies between 1989 and 1995, playing in all their games as they lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 1991. McCall captained the Wallabies once in their final Pool game against Romania at the World Cup in 1995, which was also his last international match for Australia.


Kevin McLaughlin

Position: Flanker
DOB: 20/09/1984 (age 31)
Current club: Leinster
Honours: Ireland Schools, Ireland U21, Ireland Wolfhounds, Ireland
Versatile forward McLaughlin can operate in both the second and back-row and has made 8 Test caps for Ireland since making his debut in 2010, but has had his opportunities limited due to a series of niggling injuries. The 30-year old has played his entire club career at Leinster, making his debut in 2007 before going on to make well over 100 appearances for the Dublin based club.


Joe Roff

Position: Wing
DOB: 20/09/1975 (age 40)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: QuBiarritz, Kubota, Brumbies
Honours: Australia Schools, Australia
The versatile back was a central pillar of one of the most successful Australia sides of all time, playing at three Rugby World Cups and helping the Wallabies to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy in 1999. Roff had a superb return of 30 tries in 86 Tests before his international career came to an end in 2004 when he joined French side Biarritz. He then joined Japanese outfit Kubota Spears in 2005 before hanging his boots up for good a year later.


Jordan Williams

Position: Fullback
DOB: 20/09/1993 (age 22)
Current club: Llanelli
Honours: Wales U18, Wales U20
After being awarded a development contract at Scarlets, the speedy fullback has since become a regular for the Wales U20. Williams then went on to be selected for the full national squad tour to South Africa in June 2014 but is yet to make his Test debut. He was unable to stake his claim for a spot in Warren Gatland’s 31-man squad due to injury.