Is Ben Kay married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Virginia Kay who used to be his long-time girlfriend. His wife is a physiotherapist by profession. The couple celebrated their wedding in 2002 which means that they are close to enjoy two decades of their married life.
Ben’s longtime teammate named Martin Johnson was the wedding usher. From their married life, Ben and Virginia are blessed with two children. Scroll down to explore interesting personal facts and biography of Kay:
Who is Ben Kay?
Born as Benedict James Kay, he landed the planet on 14 December 1975, which makes his age be 45 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an English retired rugby union footballer. He played for both Leicester Tigers and England national rugby union team.
Ben’s Early Life and Education
Benedict James Kay was born in 1975 and his place of birth is in Liverpool, England. Talking about his family background, he is the only son to Lord Justice of Appeal, John Kay (born 13 September 1943 and died 2 July 2004). He is blessed with two sisters including Amanda Yip (born on 23 April 1969) who is now the judge of the High Court of England and Wales. Ben is also nicknamed as “M’lud”.
Moving towards his education, he went to Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School and later got enrolled at Queensland University. He has played for both his school and university and represented the team on several tournaments. He appeared into the limelight when he represented his nation in the 1996 Students World Cup in South Africa at U21, U19 and U18 level. He also attended Loughborough University from where he received his graduation in sports science.
Career and Professional Life of Ben Kay
In 1999, he joined Leicester Tigers which was the beginning phase of his professional journey. He sharpened his playing skills and was helped by Johnson and van Heerden. He turned to be one of the highly-rated middle line-out jumpers. In 2001, he was introduced as a member of Tigers’ Heineken Cup-winning sides.
In 2000, he made his England A début in Blagnac through a match against France A. He led his team to a 23–22 victory over France A at Redruth in the following year. He was able to join the team’s tour of North America and Japan. On June 2, 2001, he made his England début by displacing Danny Grewcock in a match against the Canadian team.
He was named the Tigers Members’ Player of the Year 2001/2 following his outstanding performances. He was also the receiver of the Zurich Premiership Player of the Year. In 2002, he was assigned to be the starting line-up in the entire Six Nations games for the year.
He scored his first try against Ireland and his second try was scored against Argentina. He also went to tour to New Zealand and Australia in 2003.
He was selected by Sir Clive Woodward for the British and Irish Lions tour in 2005. He set a record of being the only player to play England’s 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign’s every minute. Along with Jason Robinson, Phil Vickery and Jonny Wilkinson, he is one of four players to start the 2003 and 2007 RWC Finals.
At the end of the 2009–10 season, he decided to get retirement ending his 11 years of playing career with Leicester Tigers. After retirement, he has been serving ESPN and BT Sport as a commentator.
Personal Life: Married Life of Ben Kay
Ben Kay is a married man. He is having a perfect family life with his spouse named Virginia Kay. Ben is father to two children. He has no relationship records other than his wife.
Body Measurements: Ben Kay’s Height and Weight
Ben Kay stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 6 inches or 1.98 m. He weighs about 120 kilograms or 265 lbs. He has an athletic build body structure and is very possessive regarding his fitness. Ben never leaves his workout routines and sports means everything to him.
Salary and Net worth
Retired English international rugby union footballer Ben Kay has an estimated net worth of 3 million USD. He has played for Leicester Tigers and England national rugby union team. He has now been contributing as a commentator for ESPN after his retirement.
Wikipedia, Instagram and Twitter
The biography of Ben Kay is prepared by various wiki sites like Wikipedia. Join him on Twitter @BenKay5 where he has amassed more than 62k followers. He is also active on Instagram @benkayrugby where he is being followed by over 5k followers.
Ben Kay is a Rugby World Cup Winner and after his retirement, he has been serving as a sports pundit, columnist and commentator for ITV Sport, BT Sport, The Times and The Sunday Times and talkSPORT. Kay is also a partner at PabloLondon.com.
Birth Name: Benedict James Kay
Date of Birth: 14 December 1975
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England
Parents Name: John Kay (father)
Profession: Rugby Player, Commentator
Height: 6 feet and 6 inches or 1.98 m
Weight: 120 kilograms or 265 lbs
Net Worth: $3 million (estimated)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/ Girlfriend: Virginia Kay