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Ben Cohen

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Rugby player for Northampton Saints, Brive, Sale Sharks, the Barbarians, British Lions & England.
Date of birth: 14th September 1978 (Northampton).
Playing career: 180 club appearance scoring 365 points
England internationals: 57 appearances scoring 155 points

Summary
At a school that didn't play rugby, Ben first started playing the game at a Northampton club called Old Scouts and went on tour with them to Devon and Bristol. At the age of 17 he played his first game for the Northampton Saints and has since played over 140 games for the club.

His international career is fairly impressive too including tours with the England national team and The Lions to South Africa, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the USA as well as Ireland, France and Italy.

His career, in his words: “I've had quite a few ‘highs' in my playing career, the most memorable probably being winning the European Cup with Northampton in 2000” and “I'm really proud to play for England and reckon that is definitely my greatest achievement in my life so far.” “Oh and I was part of the World Cup winning Squad in 2003 which means there is 2 Cohen’s in this family with a World Cup winners medal.

Ben has now retired from Rugby and started his own charity foundation dealing with bullying. He is comfortable with the after- dinner scene or in a conference talking about his foundation combining with a few sporting anecdotes.

Ben is also a Gay icon having stealing the crown from David Beckham as Gay Times' sports personality of the year in 2008, and came second as their sexiest man of the year. He is married with 2 children.

Ben has received many accolades his latest bestowed on him in 2011 as the face of “High and Mighty” the tall and large menswear specialist, appointed Ben as the new face of the company for 2011


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