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Wales vs. Ireland march report

Born on this day- 8th August

Benjamin Boyet

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 08/08/1979 (age 36)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Bourgoin, Bayonne
  • Honours: France

Fly-half Benjamin Boyet made his international debut for Les Bleus during the Six Nations Championships in 2006 against Ireland as a replacement at the Stade de France. He went on to win five caps, including a match against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland, for his country scoring 11 points.

Toby Flood

  • Position: Fly-half
  • DOB: 08/08/1985 (age 30)
  • Current club: Toulouse
  • Previous Clubs: Newcastle United, Leicester Tigers
  • Honours: England

30-year old Toby Flood was a product of the Newcastle Falcons Academy where he followed in the footsteps of Jonny Wilkinson to play as the no.10 at Kingston Park and Twickenham. He then went onto make his England bow in defeat to Argentina in 2006 before being selected for the Six Nations squad in 2007. Flood’s final start for England was against Italy in the Six Nations tournament in 2013 as he effectively ended his England career by signing for Top 14 club Toulouse. He has currently made 60 international appearances, scoring 301 points.

Lawrence Sephaka

  • Position: Prop
  • DOB: 08/08/1978 (age 37)
  • Current club: Retired
  • Previous Clubs: Lions, Toulon
  • Honours: South Africa

Powerful prop Lawrence Sephaka was a key part of the Springbok squad for the World Cup in 2003. The 37-year old made his international debut for South Africa in 2001 against the United States of America. He then went on to earn 24 caps for his country between 2001 and 2006. Sephaka has also represented South Africa at U19, U21 and U23 levels.