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Born on this day- September 22nd

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


Tony Diprose

Position: Number 8
DOB: 22/09/1972 (age 43)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Saracens, Harlequins
Honours: England, British and Irish Lions
Emerging as a raw talent, the forward Captained England A to an unbeaten season in 1995/96, winning the RFU Young Player of the Year in the process. Diprose went on to secure 10 England caps, Captaining the side once against Australia in 1998 after Matt Dawson was forced to withdraw through injury. He played his club rugby for Saracens and Harlequins, making a combined 295 appearances, scoring 44 tries. The number 8 retired at the end of the 2005/06 season and joined the coaching staff at Harlequins as the Academy Manager.


Allan Jacobson

Position: Prop
DOB: 22/09/1978 (age 37)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Edinburgh
Honours: Scotland
A prop, nicknamed “Chunk”, Jacobson signed on at Edinburgh aged 15 and would make his senior debut four years later against the ACT Brumbies in a friendly in 1997. Jacobson, who won 65 caps for Scotland over a decade between 2002 and 2012, would hang his boots up in 2013, ending a 14-year career. Shortly after he announced his retirement, Edinburgh Rugby announced it would create a new trophy, fashioned from a mould of Jacobsen’s cauliflower right ear, for the club’s “most dedicated” player.


Thretton Palamo

Position: Centre
DOB: 22/09/1988 (age 27)
Current club: London Welsh (loan)
Previous clubs: Saracens, Biarritz
Honours: United States, United States U20, Samoa U19
The strong USA international for a long time was the youngest ever player to have made an appearance at the Rugby World Cup, however, that record was broken this past weekend. The centre, who initially played his club rugby for Biarritz in France, joined Saracens in 2014 but has now joined Championship side London Welsh on a year-long loan for their 2015/16 campaign. However, first he will be concentrated on helping The Eagles in their World Cup campaign. Palamo’s father, Arona Palamo, played international rugby union at centre and flyhalf for Samoa between 1979 and 1982 before moving to San Francisco to take up an academic scholarship at UC Davis.


Malakai Ravulo

Position: Flanker
DOB: 22/09/1983 (age 31)
Current club: Steaua Bucuresti
Previous clubs: North Harbour, Farul Constanta
Honours: Fiji
The Fijian international, who has made 34 caps for his country, will be on the bench for Fiji as they take on Australia tomorrow in their Pool A match. If he comes on the forward will be playing in his second World Cup after representing Fiji four years ago in New Zealand. The 31-year old currently plays for Steaua Bucuresti in the top tier of Romanian rugby.


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