Rugby union player Mark Gerrard, and his wife Larisa, welcomed a son named Makson on August 20. Due to a blood type conflict during the pregnancy, Makson is still being cared for at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Makson Gerrard joins older siblings Markus, aged 8, Milana, aged 6, and Mateja, aged 2.

Mark plays for the Melbourne Rebels, and he is the brother of netballer Mo’onia Gerrard, and the cousin of former rugby player Wycliff Palu.

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Cricketer Ed Cowan, and his wife, Virginia Lette, welcomed a daughter named Romy on August 19. Romy Cowan was born in England, as Ed and Virginia are renting a house in the Cotswolds.

Edward or “Ed” plays county cricket for Gloucestershire in England, as well state cricket for the Tasmanian Tigers, and for the Sydney Sixers in the Twenty20 League. Virginia or “V” is a radio and television presenter.

(Photo shows Mark and Larisa Gerrard with baby Makson)