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Born on this day- September 21st

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


Jake Ball

Position: Lock
DOB: 21/09/1991 (age 24)
Previous club: Western Force
Current club: Scarlets
Honours: Wales 
After making his international debut for Wales during the Six Nations in 2014, the lock was selected by head coach Warren Gatland in the starting XV for their World Cup opener against Uruguay. The 24-year old, who has made 15 appearances for Wales, plays his club rugby for Scarlets, who signed him to a three-year deal in 2012 at the age of 21.


Tiberiu Brînză

Position: Number 8
DOB: 21/09/1968 (age 47)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Narbonne, FCS Rumilly
Honours: Romania
The former Romania Captain played at two Rugby World Cups in 1995 and 1999. Brînză, who scored two tries in 37 caps for his country between 1990 and 2002, played his domestic rugby for RC Narbonne and Rumilly in France,


 Joe Edwards

Position: Flanker
DOB: 21/09/1993 (age 22)
Current club: Blues
Previous clubs: Caledonia Reds, Glasgow Warriors
Honours: New Zealand U20, Maori All Blacks
The rising Kiwi star is a fantastic young athlete with a bright future, and he has the potential to be a solid contributor at the back of the scrum. His impressive performances at domestic level have seen him called up to play Super Rugby for the Blues in 2015 while also picking up a cap for the Maori All Blacks.


 Paul Henderson

Position: Flanker
DOB: 21/09/1964 (age 51)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Southland, Otago
Honours: New Zealand
The intelligent ball playing flanker managed to make 25 appearances in the All Black jersey between 1989 and 1995. Henderson captained the All Blacks once when he led the side to a 145-17 romp against Japan at the World Cup in 1995. The flankers club career was spent with Southland and Otago at a provincial level as well as the Highlanders in Super Rugby before he eventually hung up his boots in 1997.


 Gordon Simpson

Position: Number 8
DOB: 21/09/1971 (age 44)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Caledonia Reds, Glasgow Warriors
Honours: Scotland
The New Zealand-born number 8 qualified to play for Scotland through his maternal grandfather, who was born in the Knightswood area of Glasgow. Simpson arrived in Scotland in 1988, initially playing for Kirkcaldy RFC and Caledonia Reds before joining Glasgow Caledonians, now better known as Glasgow Warriors. A decade later the forward pulled on the Dark Blue jersey for the first time and in the next three years he would accumulate 15 caps, which included playing in the Rugby World Cup in 1999.


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