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Kevin Yates
England
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Full name Kevin Peter Yates
Born November 6, 1972, Medicine Hat
Current age 42 years 18 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks, Saracens, England
Position Prop
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 250 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2007 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v England at Buenos Aires, May 31, 1997 match details
Last Test South Africa v England at Pretoria, Jun 2, 2007 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2008 152 120 32 35 7 0 0 0 81 61 10 56.57
Bath Rugby 1997-1999 23 10 13 0 0 0 0 0 14 9 0 60.86
Sale Sharks 2001-2004 60 46 14 0 0 0 0 0 32 22 6 58.33
Saracens 2004-2008 69 64 5 35 7 0 0 0 35 30 4 53.62
Profile

As a young Bath prop, the Canadian-born Yates won two caps on the England tour of Argentina in 1997. He was recalled as a Saracens player nearly ten years later for the tour to South Africa, appearing in both Tests.

The gap between his appearance in Buenos Aires (2nd Test, June 7, 1997) and his next in Bloemfontein (1st Test, May 26, 2007) was a record nine years, 353 days.

He also hit the headlines in 1998 when he was hit with a 6 month ban for biting the ear of London Scottish flanker Simon Fenn during their Tetley's Bitter Cup clash at The Rec that left his opponent requiring 25 stitches.

As a result he withdrew from the England squad and later moved to New Zealand to play for Wellington and the Hurricanes becoming the first British player to be awarded a Super Rugby contract. He also helped Wellington to the National Provincial Championship crown in his second year.

He returned to England with Sale in 2004 before a switch to Saracens in 2008. He currently plays Rugby Nice Côte d'Azur in the france's third-tier Fédérale 1.

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May 26, 2007
England's Kevin Yates takes on South Africa's Schalk Burger
England's Kevin Yates takes on South Africa's Schalk Burger
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Mar 18, 2007
Saracens' Kevin Yates runs with the ball
Saracens' Kevin Yates runs with the ball
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