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Who is George Cohen’s nephew Ben Cohen?

IT is rare that you get two members of the same family that become world champions.

But England can boast some excellent pedigree in that department.

George and Ben pose together with the football and rugby World Cups – which they both won
George Cohen celebrates with the World Cup trophy at Wembley in 1966

Sir Bobby and Jack Charlton are the most famous members of the same family to win on the biggest stage, when they lifted the World Cup in 1966.

But England have had two world champions in two different sports from the same family.

Here is all you need to know about the Cohens…

Are George Cohen and Ben Cohen related?

George Cohen is Ben Cohen’s uncle.

George won the football World Cup in 1966 with England, while winger Ben won the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

Ben Cohen holds the Webb Ellis Trophy after England win the Rugby World Cup in 2003

The pair are related through George’s younger brother Peter, who is Ben’s father.

Peter sadly died in 2000, while owner of Eternity nightclub in Northampton, while he was protecting the victim of an attack.

George’s death was announced on December 23, 2022.

Who is Ben Cohen?

Ben Cohen was an England rugby player who played most of his career at Northampton, Brive and Sale Sharks.

He played for Sir Clive Woodward’s England team that won the rugby World Cup in 2003, scoring two tries at the tournament and he bagged 155 points in his international career.

Ben appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 – a series that became infamous for the then-married Cohen dating dance partner Kristina Rihanoff.

Cohen and his wife Abby Blayney were estraged soon after and divorced in 2016.

Cohen and Rihanoff became engaged in November 2022 and have one child together.

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