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Sam Warburton welcomes third child with wife as they share hilarious post

Sam Warburton, the former Wales and Lions rugby captain, and his wife Rachel have shared the wonderful news of the birth of their third child.

In a heartwarming announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Warburton revealed that they had welcomed a new little girl named Lily.

The announcement was made through posts on social media platforms Instagram and Twitter, where the proud father shared two pictures. The first image showed Warburton and his second-born child, Max James, grinning from ear to ear while holding the newborn little sister in their arms. The photo exuded pure joy, and it was evident that the family was over the moon with their new addition.

Warburton followed up with a comical comparison picture that was sure to leave his followers chuckling. The post displayed two side-by-side images of the former rugby player, one from the birth of his first child Anna Victoria when he was 27 years old, and the other as a 34-year-old with an ageing filter on his face.

The latter made him appear considerably older, a comical reference to the stresses of parenthood. The post was a refreshing reminder that, despite his rugby success, Warburton is a loving father who isn’t afraid to share his lighter moments.

“Horror draw” – England get pool of death in revised World Cup draw

The recently released World Rugby Rankings highlight the absurdity of the Pool Draw for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023, which was determined three years in advance and appears to be heavily skewed.

In response to criticism, World Rugby has announced that future pool draws for the Rugby World Cup will be conducted closer to the start of the tournament, as the current practice of relying on team rankings at the time of the draw is deemed unfair.

According to a report by the Mirror, World Rugby will make changes to the pool draw process for the 2027 edition.

“World Rugby said it is able to make the change because of a new ‘hosting model’ that sees the international federation create collaborations with the host union,” the report read.

“The top of the men’s Test game has never been more competitive,” the spokesperson added. “There has never been so much movement over a two-year period.


“Bearing that in mind and noting the format of four pools of five teams, there is arguably no perfect time for a draw.”

As a result, the guys over at Eggchasers Rugby put together their own drawer the 2023 tournament based on the current World Rugby rankings.

Concentrating on only the top 10 countries in the world, it looks significant.

It was very different with England handed a much sterner test in their pool. Watch the full video here.

POOL A actual draw:

  • France
  • New Zealand

POOL A up to date draw

  • France
  • Australia