Famous rugby, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Josh Morris

    Australian winger was named National Rugby League Player of the Year in 2012 and has played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

    Josh Morris

  • George Smith

    Named to the Wallaby Team of the Decade in 2010; won Australian Super 14 Player of the Year four consecutive years between 2006 and 2009.

    George Smith

  • Richie McCaw

    Widely considered one of the top openside flankers of all time, joined the Crusaders and New Zealand's national team in 2001.

    Richie McCaw

  • Dan Carter

    Rugby star known as one of the greatest players to play the fly-half position.

    Dan Carter

  • Johnathan Thurston

    Indigenous Australian who joined the North Queensland Cowboys in 2005 and competed for Australia internationally from 2006 to 2013.

    Johnathan Thurston

  • Owen Farrell

    English fly-half known for his play with Saracens FC of the English Premiership. He's also been a member of the English national team.

    Owen Farrell

  • Shaun Johnson

    Rugby league halfback who began playing for the New Zealand Warriors in 2011 and made the 2013 Rugby World Cup Final with the New Zealand national squad. In 2014, he received the Rugby League World Golden Boot Award as the world's best player.

    Shaun Johnson

  • Rhys Webb

    Professional rugby player who is recognized for playing for the union teams the Ospreys and Wales. In late 2017, it was announced that he signed a contract with the Top 14 French club Toulon.

    Rhys Webb

  • Sonny Bill Williams

    New Zealand-born rugby footballer and heavyweight boxer. He spent his rugby career with a number of different teams, competing both in rugby league and rugby union.

    Sonny Bill Williams

  • Issac Luke

    Rugby league hooker who won the Rugby League World Cup with New Zealand in 2008. He began playing for the National Rugby League team the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2007.

    Issac Luke

  • Billy Slater

    Member of Australia's rugby squad for many years. In 2009 and 2010, he was voted Australia's Greatest Athlete.

    Billy Slater

  • James O'Connor

    Versatile Australian utility back who played for the Western Force from 2008 to 2011 and the Melbourne Rebels from 2012 to 2013.

    James O'Connor

  • Cameron Smith

    Australian professional rugby league footballer and star hooker who played for both the Melbourne Storm and the Australian National Team.

    Cameron Smith

  • Jonah Lomu

    Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player”a spectacularly fast and powerful winger”who played 63 tests for New Zealand. At the age of 19, he became the youngest All Blacks player to play international games. He finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He was described as the first true global superstar of rugby union as he had a huge impact on the game. He was compared with super famous sporting figures like Muhammad Ali, Don Bradman, and Tiger Woods. He was considered 'rugby union's biggest drawcard', as he drew huge attendance in matches. He was acclaimed as the top player at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. He holds the Rugby World Cup all-time try score record of 15 tries. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a serious kidney disorder, which forced him to retire from professional rugby quite early in his career. He died after suffering a heart attack associated with his kidney condition. He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on October 9, 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on October 24, 2011.

    Jonah Lomu

  • Greg Inglis

    Rugby player who joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2011 after previously playing for the Melbourne Storm.

    Greg Inglis

  • Jarryd Hayne

    Rugby league player who made the transition to the NFL in 2015, becoming a running back and special teams player with the San Francisco 49ers. After one season player American football, he returned to Australia to resume his rugby career.

    Jarryd Hayne

  • Daniel Conn

    Model, reality star, and former rugby player who appeared on season six of Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach.

    Daniel Conn

  • Jonny Wilkinson

    English rugby star who played fly-half for Toulon and England's national team.

    Jonny Wilkinson

  • Johnny Sexton

    Rugby fly-half who led Leinster Rugby in the Celtic League to an unprecedented three European Cups in four years. In 2013 he began playing for the British and Irish Lions national team. 

    Johnny Sexton

  • Leigh Halfpenny

    Welsh international rugby union player who joined the Cardiff Blues in 2008. He played with them until 2014, when he joined Toulons.

    Leigh Halfpenny

  • George North

    Winger who made his senior debut in 2010 for the Scarlets. He quickly became a star for Wales' national side. In 2013 he began playing for the Northampton Saints. 

    George North

  • Brian O'Driscoll

    Former center who served as captain for team Leinster and Ireland. His senior career with University College Dublin RFC spanned from 1998 to 2014.

    Brian O'Driscoll

  • Beauden Barrett

    New Zealand-born footballer who joined the Wellington Hurricanes in 2011. He became Rugby Player of the Year for the second time in 2017.

    Beauden Barrett

  • Conor Murray

    Irish rugby player who played for Munster in the Pro 12 and Heineken Cup and played on the club Garryowen FC.

    Conor Murray