Kenny Logan

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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)
1996–1997
1997–2004
2004–2005
2005
Glasgow
London Wasps
Glasgow
London Scottish
5
115
20
(31)
(862)
(25)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992–2003 Scotland 70 (220)

Kenneth McKerrow "Kenny" Logan (born 3 April 1972) 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.

Early life[edit]

Logan was born on 3 April 1972 in Stirling, Scotland. As a schoolboy, Logan had football trials as a goalkeeper for Dundee United and Hearts. He left school at sixteen and began his rugby career with his hometown club Stirling County, making his senior debut at 17.[1][not in citation given]

Club career[edit]

Logan played for the amateur provincial side Glasgow District. In 1996 the professional era began and the side became Glasgow Rugby. 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 from playing in 2005.[2]

International career[edit]

Logan played for Scotland A.[3] 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. He played in the 2003 World Cup. He won 70 caps over a 13 year period, 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.[4] He attended Wallace High School but left without sitting for his final exams.[5]

Logan dated newsreader Kirsty Young and moved to London,[6] before the couple separated in 1999 after three years.[7] In July 2001 he married television presenter Gabby Yorath.[8] The couple live in Kew, south west London.[9] After undergoing IVF treatment they had twins, who were born on 28 July 2005.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stirling County - History". stirlingcounty-rfc.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "Logan to end career against Scots". BBC Sport. 20 April 2005. 
  3. ^ Leith, Bill (29 December 1992). "Rugby Union: Munro a power in Scots scrum". The Independent. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Learning to read at 34 is Kenny Logan's best win". Daily Telegraph. 9 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Maul, Rob (7 August 2009). "My best teacher - Kenny Logan". Times Educational Supplement. 
  6. ^ Brown, Rob (16 February 1998). "Hot news: Kirsty's in Vogue". The Independent. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Vallely, Paul (1 July 2006). "Kirsty Young: Island queen". The Independent. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Logan's love match". BBC News. 20 July 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Conway, Juliet (12 October 2012). "My London". Evening Standard magazine. London. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Tweedie, Katrina (9 November 2005). "Our First Family Christmas: Kenny and Gabby Logan". Daily Record. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". theguardian.com. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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