Born on this day- September 24th

Born on this day- September 24th

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

John Barclay

Position: Flanker
DOB: 24/09/1986 (Age 29)
Current Club: Scarlets
Previous Clubs: Glasgow Warriors, Munster
Honours: Scotland
Making his international debut for Scotland aged 20 against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in 2007, Barclay quickly looked at home in test rugby. The experienced back-row has since played in another World Cup in 2011, accumulating in total 45 appearances for the Dark Blues’. The flanker was nevertheless overlooked by Vern Cotter for the 2015 installment of the competition, with the New-Zealand born coach opting for fellow Kiwi John Hardie.

 Owen Farrell      

Position: Fly-half
DOB: 24/09/1991 (Age 24)
Current Club: Saracens
Honours: England U18, England U20, England, British and Irish Lions
The son of rugby league great and former England centre Andy, Owen Farrell is one of the rising stars of English rugby with his game management and goal-kicking prowess making him an exciting option at either fly-half or centre. Farrell, who has won 32 test caps for England with a return of 307 points, will get to make his mark on this year’s Rugby World Cup as he comes in to start number 10 against Wales with George Ford dropping to the bench. The fly-half, who has won one test cap for the British and Irish Lions, won the Premiership title with Saracens earlier this year, overcoming Bath 28-16 in the final at Twickenham.

Dougie Hall

Position: Hooker
DOB: 24/09/1980 (Age 35)
Current Club: Retired
Previous Clubs: Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh
Honours: Scotland U19s, Scotland U21s, Scotland
Former Glasgow Warriors hooker Dougie Hall retired from rugby at the end of the 2014/15 season. Hall had been with the Warriors since 2007, having joined from Edinburgh. The number 2 also won 42 Scotland caps between 2003 and 2011 and since hanging his up his boots has moved into a career in financial services.

Christian Lealiifano

Position: Centre/Fly-half
DOB: 24/09/1987 (Age 28)
Current Club: Brumbies, Canberra Vikings
Honours: Australia
The Brumbies playmaker, who has won 16 Test caps for Australia, was one of the high-profile omissions by Michael Cheika for his Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign. Lealiifano has said he is keeping himself match-fit in case of a World Cup SOS from the Wallabies.

Wame Lewaravu

Position: Lock
DOB: 24/09/1983 (Age 32)
Current Club: Colomiers
Previous Clubs: Highlanders, Fiji Warriors, Coastal Stallions, Fiji Barbarians, London Welsh, Parma, Sale Sharks, Stade Montois
Honours: Fiji
Veteran Fiji lock Lewaravu has had a journeyman club career, playing for no fewer than nine professional clubs. The 6ft5in second-row is currently playing at his third Rugby World Cup after representing Fiji at both the 2007 and 2011 installments of the competition.

 Darren Morris

Position: Prop
DOB: 24/09/1974 (Age 41)
Current Club: Retired
Previous Clubs: Neath, Swansea, Leicester, Worcester, Cardiff Blues, Northampton Saints
Honours: Wales, British and Irish Lions
Making his Wales debut against Zimbabwe in 1998, prop Morris would go on to become a regular for the men in red up until 2004, amassing 18 Test Caps for his country. He played on the 2001 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, and came on as a replacement for Tom Smith in the third test. The powerful scrummager was also selected by the Lions in 2004, making one appearance as a blood replacement against South Africa. Morris is now the Director of Rugby in Texas, USA for Griffins Rugby, who are the first Professional rugby club in North America.



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