Former Wales rugby international Mike Phillips has become a father for the second time.

Phillips shared the happy news of baby Zayn's birth on social media, posting a picture of the new arrival.

He said: "Introducing Zayn to the world! My wife has been amazing throughout. Life is so precious!"

The ex-scrum-half's first son, Elias, was born in 2018.

Phillips and his French wife currently live in Dubai, where he has his own coaching academy.

The family live in the trunk of The Palm, a vast expanse of man-made islands in the shape of a palm tree, protruding out into the Arabian Gulf.

The Palm, Dubai, where Mike Phillips lives
Mike Phillips and his son, Elias

The identity of his wife is unknown to the public as she prefers to live away from the spotlight.

The couple married in Paris in May, 2017, just a fortnight after he retired from rugby.

"She prefers the quiet life," he told WalesOnline previously.

Though Phillips did divulge how the pair met during his time at Racing 92.

“It was just a night out in Paris,” he smiled.

“Jamie (Roberts) started a club before he left that was basically for foreign players to catch up during the week and go to a different restaurant.

Mike Phillips is married
Mike Phillips is married

“It was quite a good idea from him, which meant we would all get together, tour Paris and explore.

“Different players would pick the restaurant and we carried it on after Jamie left.

“On one of those nights, me and my wife just happened to bump into each other.”

You can read a recent in-depth interview with Phillips on his new life, here.