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Ben Cohen
England
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Full name Ben Christopher Cohen
Born September 14, 1978, Northampton
Current age 36 years 3 days
Major teams Brive, Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks, England
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 227 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2000-2006 57 54 3 155 31 0 0 0 40 17 0 70.17
Five/Six Nations 2000-2006 29 28 1 80 16 0 0 0 21 8 0 72.41
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2003 6 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 5, 2000 match details
Last Test England v South Africa at Twickenham, Nov 25, 2006 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2011 184 173 11 290 58 0 0 0 92 90 2 50.54
Northampton Saints 1997-2007 147 136 11 250 50 0 0 0 81 65 1 55.44
Sale Sharks 2009-2011 37 37 0 40 8 0 0 0 11 25 1 31.08
Profile

Ben Cohen came to prominence in the successful Northampton side that lifted the Heineken Cup in 2000. A big, quick wing, his try-scoring ability brought him to the attention of England boss Clive Woodward, who handed him an international debut against Ireland during the 2000 Six Nations.

Cohen became a regular fixture of the England side under Woodward and became a prolific try-scorer on the international stage. He is behind only Rory Underwood on the scoring charts and toured with the British & Irish Lions to Australia in 2001.

He started six games at the Rugby World Cup in 2003, receiving a winners medal and MBE after winning the tournament against hosts Australia.

At domestic level he left the Saints in 2007 following their relegation from the Premiership and the appointment of Kiwi Bruce Reihana as skipper. He joined French Top 14 club Brive alongside fellow England internationals Steve Thompson and Andy Goode, but endured mixed fortunes in the Top 14.

In 2009 he returned to the Premiership with Sale Sharks, scoring a try for his new club against Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. After two solid seasons with Sale, during which he played 37 games for the Sharks and scored eight tries, he was surprisingly released from at the end of the 2011 season having just picked up the club's player of the season award.

There was interest from clubs in England and France, but Cohen took the opportunity to announce his retirement from the game at the age of 32 having scored 31 tries in 57 international matches for England.

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Ben Cohen larks around backstage with Mark Benton
Ben Cohen larks around backstage with Mark Benton
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Ben Cohen and Kristina Jive
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Ben Cohen in full flight in Strictly Come Dancing
Ben Cohen in full flight in Strictly Come Dancing
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Ben Cohen, Kristina Rihanoff and Julien MacDonald after the third round of <I>Strictly Come Dancing</I>
Ben Cohen, Kristina Rihanoff and Julien MacDonald after the third round of Strictly Come Dancing
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