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NRL star Corey Parker, and his wife Margaux, welcomed their son on May 18 and have named him Jagger Steele. Jagger Parker has a big sister named Memphis, aged 4, and a big brother named Wylei, aged 3. The Parkers have explained Jagger’s name wasn’t inspired by Mick Jagger, as they are Elvis Presley fans; they just liked the name. Corey has played with the Brisbane Broncos since 2001, and is the team’s co-captain. He also plays for the national squad, the Prime Minister’s XIII, and for his state team, the Queensland Maroons. He will be playing in the first State of Origin match this Wednesday.

Cricketer Michael Hogan, and his wife Rachel, recently welcomed a daughter who they have named Ambrosia. Ambrosia Hogan has a big brother named Buddy, aged 2. Michael has played for Western Australia and the Hobart Hurricanes, and since last year has been with the Glamorgan County Cricket Club in Wales. Although able to be in Perth for Ambrosia’s birth, Michael has had to return to Wales alone; his family will join him next month.

NRL player Tony Williams, and his wife, welcomed their first child a year ago and named their son Tremaine. Tony is so gigantic, at 192 cm (6’4″) and 118 kg (260 lb), that his nickname is T-Rex; however he says his son was a normal-sized baby, although getting to be a “big boy” now. With another T name, there could be a T-Rex Junior. After playing for Parramatta and Manly, Tony signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs last year. He has played for Australia, Tonga, New South Wales, and City.

Rugby union player Taqele Naiyaravoro, and his wife Ethel, welcomed their first child almost a year ago and named their daughter Ella. Taqele, who was 21 at the time, delivered Ella himself. Taquele is originally from Fiji, and started out in rugby league for the Wests Tigers before switching codes this season to play for the NSW Waratahs.

(Photo shows Corey and Margaux Parker with their two elder children)