Rugby Union in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 204

  • 1992-03-07 England routs Wales, 24-0 at Twickenham for it's 2nd straight outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown titles; fullback Jonathan Webb 2 penalties and 3 conversions
  • 1993-03-20 France beats Wales, 26-10 at Parc des Princes, Paris for it's 10th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • 1994-03-19 England beats Wales, 15-8 at Twickenham, London but the Welsh take the Five Nations Rugby Championship as title decided by using points difference for the first time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-06-28 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1995-03-18 In a final round title decider, England beats Scotland, 24-12 at Twickenham to claim the Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup
  • 1995-06-04 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions
  • 1996-03-16 England beats Ireland, 28-15 at Twickenham for a second consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown; fly-half Paul Grayson lands 6 penalties, a conversion and drop goal
  • 1996-05-25 1st Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Blues win inaugural title with a 45-21 victory over the Natal Sharks; fullback Adrian Cashmore lands 3 penalties & 3 conversions for the home team
  • 1996-08-10 New Zealand beats South Africa, 29-18 in Cape Town to win the inaugural Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • 1996-12-01 Flamboyant Australian rugby union winger David Campese ends his 15-year, 101 Test career at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales; Wallabies beat Wales, 28-19; Campese scores record 64 career tries
  • 1996-12-07 Australian rugby union team ends 12-game European tour unbeaten after 39-19 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham; Wallabies fullback Matt Burke scores 2 tries and lands 4 conversions, 2 penalties
  • 1997-03-15 France beats Scotland, 47-20 at Parc des Princes, Paris to claim an 11th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 5th Triple Crown; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 6 penalties and 3 conversions
  • 1997-05-31 Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Blues win second straight title with a 23-7 victory over ACT Brumbies; fullback Adrian Cashmore lands 3 penalties & 2 conversions for the winners
  • 1997-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 36-24 in Dunedin to retain the Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer lands 5 penalties and 3 conversions; halftime NZ, 36-0
  • 1998-04-05 France thrashes Wales, 51-0 at Wembley Stadium, London for it's second straight Five Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 5 conversions and 2 penalties
  • 1998-05-30 Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: In an all-NZ final, Andrew Mehrtens lands 2 penalties & 2 conversions as the Canterbury Crusaders beat the Blues, 20-13; Crusaders' first title

  • 1998-08-22 South Africa beats Australia, 29-15 in Johannesburg to win their first Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • 1999-04-11 Neil Jenkins converts a Scott Gibbs try to give Wales a famous, 32-31 win over England at Wembley Stadium; allows Scotland to win final Five Nations Rugby Championship; reverts to 6 teams in 2000
  • 1999-05-30 Super Rugby Final, Carisbrook, Dunedin: Canterbury Crusaders retain title with a 24-19 win over Otago Highlanders; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens kicks 3 penalties, a conversion & dropped goal for the winners
  • 1999-08-14 New Zealand win their 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series as South Africa edges Australia, 10-9 in Cape Town; All Blacks' only defeat comes in final round dead rubber, 28-7 against Wallabies in Sydney
  • 2000-03-18 England clinch inaugural Six Nations Rugby Championship with 59-12 thrashing of Italy at Stadio Flaminio, Rome; England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson kicks 7 goals and winger Austin Healey scores 3 tries
  • 2000-05-27 Super Rugby Final, Canberra: Crusaders claim their 3rd consecutive title with a 20-19 win over the ACT Brumbies; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens kicks 5 penalties for the winners
  • 2000-07-15 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference
  • 2000-08-26 Australia clinches first Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 19-18 win over South Africa in Durban; Wallabies centre Stirling Mortlock lands 4 penalties and a conversion
  • 2000-12-02 England holds off a determined comeback by South Africa to notch up their 3rd Southern Hemisphere rugby scalp of the autumn with a 25-17 win at Twickenham; previously beat Australia, 22-19 and Argentina, 19-0
  • 2001-05-26 Super Rugby Final, Canberra: Fullback Andrew Walker kicks 5 penalties & 3 conversions as the ACT Brumbies win their first title; beat Coastal Sharks (Durban), 36-6
  • 2001-09-01 Australian Rugby Union team gives all-conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final international with a famous last minute, 29-26 win over New Zealand in Sydney; Wallabies retain Tri Nations Series
  • 2001-10-20 Despite 20-14 final round loss to Ireland in Dublin, England retains Six Nations Rugby Championship; set new records for points scored (229), tries scored (29) and overall points-difference (+149)
  • 2001-11-01 In the Wallabies’ 400th rugby union Test match in history, Australia routs Spain 92-10 (Australian record score) in Madrid; Matt Burke kicks an Australian record 10 conversions
  • 2002-04-06 France beats Ireland 44-5 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; their 13th title
  • 2002-05-25 Super Rugby Final, Jade Stadium, Christchurch: Crusaders win 4th title with a 31-13 thumping of the ACT Brumbies; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens boots 3 penalties, 2 conversions and a dropped goal for the winners
  • 2002-08-10 New Zealand beats South Africa, 30-23 in Durban to win their fourth Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks score 4 tries to 2
  • 2003-03-30 In a final match decider, England beats Ireland 42-6 in Dublin to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; Jonny Wilkinson kicks 3 conversions, a penalty and 2 dropped goals for England
  • 2003-05-24 Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Auckland Blues beat defending champion Canterbury Crusaders, 21-17 for their 3rd title
  • 2003-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 5th Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks have undefeated 4-0 record and regain Bledisloe Cup from Wallabies
  • 2004-03-27 France beats England, 24-21 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; England earns the Triple Crown

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2004-05-10 Laureus World Sports Awards, Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Annika Sörenstam; Team: England Men's National Rugby Union team

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2004-05-22 Super Rugby Final, Canberra: ACT Brumbies claim their 2nd title with a 47-38 win over Canterbury Crusaders; Brumbies wingers Mark Gerrard (3) and Joe Roff (2) combine for 5 tries
  • 2004-08-15 Bay of Plenty defeat Auckland 33-26 in Rugby Union to win NZ's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges
  • 2004-08-21 South Africa clinch their 2nd Tri Nations Rugby Series on points differential with a 23-19 win over Australia in Durban; Wallabies score 3 tries to 2, but Percy Montgomery lands 5 goals for Springboks
  • 2004-11-27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005-03-19 Wales beats Ireland, 32-20 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to win the Six Nations Rugby Championship and become the 1st team to complete a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home
  • 2005-05-28 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 5th title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • 2005-09-03 After beating South Africa the previous weekend, New Zealand clinch their 6th Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 34-24 win over Australia in Auckland; All Blacks winger Doug Howlett crosses for 3 tries
  • 2006-03-18 France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference over Ireland, with a 21-16 win over Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; Ireland receives consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy
  • 2006-05-27 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders retain title with a 19-12 win over the Wellington Hurricanes; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a conversion for the winners
  • 2006-08-26 New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions
  • 2006-11-26 The last international rugby match before demolition of Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium is Ireland's 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders
  • 2006-12-31 The final contest at the old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin is a rugby match with Leinster beating Ulster 20-12 in a Celtic League game
  • 2007-05-19 In an all South African final the Bulls (Pretoria) edge the home team Sharks, 20-19 in Durban for their first Super 14 Rugby title; Bulls flyhalf Derick Hougaard boots 2 penalties & 2 conversions
  • 2007-07-21 New Zealand beats Australia, 26-12 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 3rd consecutive Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter lands 7 penalties for the All Blacks

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2008-02-18 Laureus World Sports Awards, Marinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Justine Henin; Team: South African Men's National Rugby Union team

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2008-03-15 Wales beats France, 29-12 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship with a 19th Triple Crown
  • 2008-05-31 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 7th title with a 20-12 win over NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a dropped goal for the home team
  • 2008-09-13 New Zealand beats Australia, 28-24 in Brisbane to clinch their 4th straight Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter scores a try and lands 4 conversions for the All Blacks
  • 2009-03-21 Ireland completes a Grand Slam with a 17-15 win over Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to win the Six Nations Rugby Championship
  • 2009-05-30 Super Rugby Final, Pretoria: Morné Steyn kicks 5 conversions & 2 penalties as the Bulls thump the Chiefs (Waikato, NZ), 61-17
  • 2009-09-12 South Africa claims 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series with 32-29 win over defending champions New Zealand in Hamilton; Steyn bros dominate with the boot; Morné kicks 2 penalties, 2 conversions & dropped goal; François, 3 penalties
  • 2009-12-19 Former Welsh and Lions captain Gareth Thomas is the first international rugby player to reveal he is gay
  • 2010-03-20 France edges England, 12-10 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; France's 17th title
  • 2010-05-29 Super Rugby Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto: Bulls (Pretoria) successfully defend their title with a 25-17 win over the Stormers (Cape Town) in an all-South African final
  • 2010-05-29 In an all South African Super 14 Rugby final, the Bulls (Pretoria) retain title, 25-17 over the Stormers (Cape Town) at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto; Morné Steyn kicks 6 penalties and a conversion for the Bulls
  • 2010-08-21 New Zealand clinch their 10th Tri Nations Rugby Series with one match remaining, scoring 2 tries in the last 3 minutes to beat South Africa, 29–22 in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
  • 2011-03-19 Despite a final round 24-8 defeat to Ireland at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin, England wins the Six Nations Rugby Championship courtesy of their opening 4 straight victories
  • 2011-07-09 Super Rugby Final, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane: Queensland Reds beat Canterbury Crusaders 18-13 at home for their first SR title
  • 2011-08-27 Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina's Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship
  • 2012-03-17 Wales beats France, 16-9 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to wrap up the Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • 2012-08-04 Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs win their first SR title with a 37-6 thrashing of the Sharks (Durban, RSA) at home
  • 2012-10-06 New Zealand wins inaugural Rugby Championship with a 32-16 win over South Africa in Johannesburg; undefeated All Blacks score 4 tries to 1 with Dan Carter booting 3 conversions, a penalty & dropped goal
  • 2013-03-16 Wales routs England by a record 30-3 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to retain their Six Nation Rugby Championship; Welsh winger Alex Cuthbert scores 2 tries and fullback Leigh Halfpenny lands 4/4 penalties
  • 2013-05-18 RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • 2013-07-06 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
  • 2013-08-03 Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs successfully defend title with a 27-22 over ACT Brumbies
  • 2013-10-05 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries
  • 2014-03-15 Ireland edges France, 22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps
  • 2014-08-02 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders
  • 2014-09-27 New Zealand's All Blacks scores 4 tries to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 6 from 6
  • 2014-12-03 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
  • 2015-03-21 Ireland retains Six Nations Rugby Championship with 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield; England needs 26 point win over France for title but can only beat Les Bleus, 55-35 at Twickenham
  • 2015-05-02 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham
  • 2015-07-04 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title
  • 2015-08-08 Argentine winger Juan Imhoff scores 3 tries as Pumas beat South Africa, 37-25 in Rugby Championship match at Durban; Argentina's first ever win against Springboks
  • 2015-08-08 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
  • 2016-03-19 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson

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2016-04-18 Laureus World Sports Awards, Palais am Funkturm, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Sernea Williams; Team: New Zealand Men's National Rugby Union team

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2016-08-06 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium Wellington: Wellington Hurricanes win their first SR title with a 20-3 win over the Lions from Johannesburg
  • 2016-08-08 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-11 Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-10-08 New Zealand routs South Africa, 57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1, 2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett
  • 2017-03-11 England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins
  • 2017-07-08 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
  • 2017-08-05 Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions, 25-17 for their 8th SR title
  • 2017-09-16 New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team hands South Africa their biggest test match defeat in history; beat Springboks, 57-0 in Rugby Championship round in Albany, NZ
  • 2017-10-07 New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games
  • 2018-03-17 Ireland beats England, 24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown
  • 2018-08-04 Super Rugby Final, AMI Stadium, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders successfully defend title with 37-18 home win against the Lions from Johannesburg; Crusaders' 9th SR title
  • 2018-10-06 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas
  • 2018-10-06 New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3
  • 2018-11-07 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown
  • 2019-03-17 Wales beats Ireland, 25-7 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to clinch the Six-Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; Welsh fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicks 6 penalties and a conversion

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 200

  • 1968-10-28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • 1971-02-20 Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)
  • 1971-06-18 Nigel Owens, Welsh rugby union referee (record holder for most Test matches refereed), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • 1972-04-22 Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1972-08-10 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1972-10-20 Will Greenwood, English rugby union player (Leicester Tigers, 2003 World Cup squad), born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • 1972-10-31 Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
  • 1973-02-27 Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Blaenavon, United Kingdom
  • 1973-03-26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-05-14 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • 1973-11-16 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1974-05-29 Stephen Larkham, Australian Rugby Union fly-half, coach (Australia 102 caps), born in Canberra, ACT
  • 1974-07-30 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1974-08-22 Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1975-01-02 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union flanker and captain (50 caps; captain 2002-03; Canterbury Crusaders), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975-03-02 Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby union centre (19 caps; Canterbury Crusaders) and coach (NSW Waratahs), born in Lumsden, New Zealand

Person of interestJonah Lomu

1975-05-12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1975-05-20 Mark Zupan, American quadriplegic rugby player
  • 1976-02-12 Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand
  • 1976-02-22 Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • 1976-07-03 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • 1976-08-12 Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
  • 1976-11-30 Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 1976-12-03 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union halfback (57 caps; Highlanders, Chiefs, Toulouse), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976-12-05 Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer, born in Toulouse, France
  • 1977-01-21 Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1977-01-22 Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union flanker (8 caps; Chiefs) and coach (Ulster, La Rochelle), born in Henderson, New Zealand
  • 1977-02-26 Shane Williams MBE, Welsh rugby scrum half (87 caps Wales, 4 British & Irish Lions; Neath, Ospreys), born in Morriston, Swansea, Wales
  • 1977-05-07 Elton Flatley, Australian rugby union fly-half (38 caps; 187 points; Queensland Reds 114 games, 609 points), born in Tamworth, NSW
  • 1977-05-11 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1977-08-20 Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1977-08-20 Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1977-11-28 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1977-12-08 Sébastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer, born in Valence, France
  • 1977-12-13 Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1978-03-04 Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1978-03-30 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1978-04-03 John Smit, South African rugby player, born in Polokwane, South Africa
  • 1978-04-17 Jason White, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1978-07-06 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1978-07-18 Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
  • 1978-09-02 Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 1978-09-05 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1978-09-14 Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer, born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • 1978-09-21 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1978-10-08 Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1978-10-18 Mike Tindall, English rugby union player
  • 1979-01-21 Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1979-03-20 Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1979-03-23 Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
  • 1979-05-01 Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby union flanker (Italy 106 caps; Benetton Treviso, Stade Français), born in Padova, Italy
  • 1979-05-25 Jonny Wilkinson, English international and Newcastle Falcons rugby player, born in Frimley, England
  • 1979-06-04 Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player
  • 1979-10-20 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • 1980-02-20 Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
  • 1980-03-14 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980-05-14 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1980-06-12 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player, born in Padua, Veneto, Italy
  • 1980-06-20 Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1980-07-14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1980-07-31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • 1980-11-04 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • 1980-12-31 Richard "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), born in Oamaru, New Zealand
  • 1981-01-05 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1981-01-15 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • 1981-07-30 Juan Smith, South African rugby player, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1981-08-31 Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1982-02-01 Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby union utility back (33 caps Wales, 1 British & Irish Lions; Swansea, Ospreys), born in Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1982-03-05 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • 1982-05-21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1982-10-16 Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • 1982-11-16 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • 1983-02-23 Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player, born in Padua, Italiy
  • 1983-04-13 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1983-06-12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1983-09-02 Mark Foster, English rugby player
  • 1983-10-26 Luke Watson, South African rugby player (Western Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1983-11-21 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • 1983-12-03 Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby union fly-half/centre (25 caps; Chiefs, Bath), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • 1984-02-21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1984-10-20 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
  • 1985-02-25 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985-04-02 Thom Evans, Scottish rugby union winger (10 caps; London Wasps, Glasgow Warriors), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1985-06-27 James Hook, Welsh rugby player, born in Port Talbot, Wales
  • 1985-07-22 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
  • 1985-12-14 Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Bristol, Somerset
  • 1986-05-18 Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player
  • 1986-05-28 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • 1986-06-01 Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby union utility back (84 caps; Otago, Highlanders, Pau), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1986-07-12 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1986-09-01 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
  • 1986-09-11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player, born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • 1986-11-03 Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby union flanker (24 caps; Benetton Treviso), born in Cecina, Livorno, Italy
  • 1986-11-11 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
  • 1987-05-14 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1987-07-17 Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • 1987-09-13 Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer, born in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1987-11-02 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union fly-half, fullback (16 caps; Wasps, Gloucester), born in London, England
  • 1988-02-04 Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1991-05-27 Beauden Barrett, New Zealand rugby union utility back (83 caps; World Male Rugby Player of the Year 2016, 17; Hurricanes 125 games), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand

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