Rugby Union in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 210 of 210

  • 2019-07-06 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina's Jaguares
  • 2019-09-14 Former Welsh rugby union and league player Gareth Thomas reveals he is HIV positive
  • 2020-01-18 Premiership Rugby announces reigning European and English champions Saracens to be relegated for exceeding salary cap the previous 3 seasons; club fined £5.3m and docked 35 Premiership points

Laureus Awards

2020-02-17 Laureus World Sports Awards, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton & Lionel Messi; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: South Africa National Rugby Union team

  • 2020-10-31 England beats Italy 34-5 in Rome to clinch 29th Six-Nations Rugby Championship; halfback Ben Youngs becomes second England player to earn 100th test cap
  • 2020-10-31 New Zealand Rugby Union team routs Australia, 43-5 in Sydney to retain Bledisloe Cup (2-1) for 18th straight series; Wallabies' largest ever defeat by All Blacks
  • 2020-11-13 Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez scores all the Pumas points as Argentina claim their 1st ever win over New Zealand's All Blacks, winning 25-15 in a Rugby Championship game in Sydney
  • 2021-03-26 Scotland beats France 27-23 at Saint-Denis to confirm Wales' 28th Six-Nations Rugby Championship title; Welsh also claim Triple Crown
  • 2021-07-27 Fiji retains Olympic Rugby Sevens title with 27-12 win over New Zealand in Tokyo; only second gold in the country's Olympic history
  • 2022-11-12 New Zealand's Black Ferns win Women's World Rugby Championship defeating England 34-31 at Eden Park in Auckland in front of a capacity crowd [1]

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 277 of 277

  • 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 outside back (57 Tests; Northampton RFC, CA Brive, Sale Sharks RFC), born in Northampton, 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

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson (43 years old)

1979-05-25 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 and coach, born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1980-01-20 Federico Martín Aramburú, Argentine rugby union winger (22 Tests; 11 competitions Argentina Sevens; Biarritz Olympique, Perpignan, Glasgow Warriors), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • 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 flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2015)

Richie McCawRichie McCaw (42 years old)

1980-12-31 New Zealand rugby union flanker (148 Tests, 110 as captain All Blacks; 3 x IRB Player of the Year; Rugby World Cup 2011, 15; IRB HOF), born in Oamaru, New Zealand

  • 1981-01-02 Pedrie Wannenburg, South African rugby union flanker (20 Tests; Bulls, Ulster, Castres, Oyonnax), born in Nelspruit, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • 1981-01-05 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union hooker (15 caps; Canterbury Crusaders), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1981-01-15 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • 1981-05-16 Schalk Brits, South African rugby union hooker (15 Tests; Stormers, Saracens), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • 1981-07-30 Juan Smith, South African rugby back-rower (70 Tests; RC Toulon, Gauteng Lions, Free State Cheetahs), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1981-08-31 Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union halfback (76 Tests, British & Irish Lions 3, Barbarians 1; Llanelli Scarlets RFC, Sale Sharks RFC), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • 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

Dan CarterDan Carter (41 years old)

1982-03-05 New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks, Crusaders) and highest scorer in test match history, born in Southbridge, New Zealand

  • 1982-05-21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black, 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
  • 1983-10-26 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
  • 1984-01-21 Hiroki Yuhara, Japanese rugby union hooker (22 caps; Toshiba Brave Lupus), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1984-02-21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1984-10-20 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player (Irish national team), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • 1985-02-25 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985-03-11 Taniela Moa, Tongan rugby union halfback (20 caps; Auckland Blues, Section Paloise RUFC), born in Tofoa, Tonga (d. 2021)
  • 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 union utility back (81 caps; Neath RFC, USA Perpignan, Gloucester RFC), 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
  • 1986-05-28 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
  • 1986-09-11 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, born in Montpellier, France
  • 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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