Kenny Logan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For former lawn bowler, see Kenny Logan (bowls).
Kenny Logan
Full name Kenneth McKerrow Logan
Date of birth (1972-04-03) 3 April 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1989–1997 Stirling County
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Wasps
London Scottish
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Glasgow District
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992–2003 Scotland 70 (220)

Kenneth McKerrow "Kenny" Logan (born 3 April 1972 in Stirling, Scotland) is a retired Scottish rugby union player who played wing for Stirling County RFC and Glasgow District at amateur level; Glasgow Warriors, Wasps RFC and London Scottish at professional level; and Scotland at international level. He won three English Premierships with Wasps RFC; and one Scottish Premiership title with Stirling County RFC in 1995, just before the game turned professional.


As a schoolboy, Logan had football trials as a goalkeeper for Dundee United and Hearts. He left school at 16 and began his rugby career with his hometown club Stirling County, making his senior debut at 17.[1]

Logan played for the amateur provincial side Glasgow District before the side turned professional – and later evolved into the Glasgow Warriors – in 1996. He played for the newly professional team in the three matches of the 1996–97 Scottish Inter-District Championship as well as 2 matches in that season's European Challenge Cup, the European Conference.

In 1997, he joined Wasps for his first season in English rugby. Logan was with Wasps for seven seasons. In 2004, he re-signed for Glasgow before joining London Scottish after a season. He retired in 2005.[2]

International career[edit]

Logan made his Scotland debut in 1992 against Australia at the age of 19. He was in and out of the side before cementing a position in the starting XV at the 1994 Five Nations Championship. Winning 70 caps over 13 years, scoring 20 tries in the process, he retired from international rugby union after the 2003 World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Logan was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and found solace in playing sports.[3] He attended Wallace High School but left without sitting for his final exams.[4]

Logan dated newsreader Kirsty Young for three years before marrying television presenter Gabby Yorath.[5] The couple live in Kew, south west London.[6] After undergoing IVF treatment they had twins, who were born on 28 July 2005.[7]

Logan and his wife took part in the fifth series of the BBC celebrity dancing programme Strictly Come Dancing. Kenny was partnered with Ola and Gabby was partnered with James Jordan. Logan ended in 5th place. Gabby finished in 12th place.[citation needed]

Kenny and his wife are past presidents of the children's charity Sparks.[8] In 2009, Logan and Sparks joined forces to organise an annual mass-participation event entitled Logan's Challenge.

In August 2014, Logan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[9]



  1. ^ "Stirling County - History". 
  2. ^ "Logan to end career against Scots". BBC Sport. 20 April 2005. 
  3. ^ "Learning to read at 34 is Kenny Logan's best win". Daily Telegraph. 9 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Maul, Rob (7 August 2009). "My best teacher - Kenny Logan". Times Educational Supplement. 
  5. ^ Vallely, Paul (1 July 2006). "Kirsty Young: Island queen". The Independent. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  6. ^ Conway, Juliet (12 October 2012). "My London". Evening Standard magazine. London. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Tweedie, Katrina (9 November 2005). "Our First Family Christmas: Kenny and Gabby Logan". Daily Record. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]