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Rugby Union in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 208 of 208

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Gymnast Simone Biles
Simone Biles
  • 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
  • 2020-10-31 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
  • 2020-11-13 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 225 of 225

  • 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
  • 1984-01-21 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 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
  • 1986-05-28 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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