Warburton and wife Rachel announce arrival of son
British & Irish Lions legend Sam Warburton and wife Rachel have become parents for the second time after announcing the arrival of their baby son.
The Wales legend, who captained the Lions on both the 2013 and 2017 Tours, confirmed the news on his social media channels – sharing a picture of him carrying the newborn.
Warburton’s caption also revealed the name of their son, Max James Kennedy-Warburton.
The couple’s first child, Anna Victoria, was born in July 2016 just a couple of weeks after Warburton returned from captaining Wales on a tour of New Zealand.
Welcome Max James Kennedy-Warburton 👨👩👧👦😍 pic.twitter.com/hPrDf77ZNa
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) August 10, 2020
The 31-year-old, who earned 74 caps for Wales over an eight-year international career, married long-term partner Rachel in July 2014 at Celtic Manor.
Warburton hung up his boots in the summer of 2018 after leading the Lions to a historic drawn series against then world champions New Zealand a year earlier.
He has since become part of Wayne Pivac’s coaching set-up, with the former openside brought into the national team as technical advisor at the breakdown and in defence.