LLB (Hons) Bristol University (1992)
BBC West Player of the Year (1993/1994)
Law Society Finals (passed 1994), admitted to the Roll of a Solicitor (1996)
Awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List (2004)
Born in November 1971, Bracken was raised in Liverpool and was later educated at St. Edward’s College, Stonyhurst College and Bristol University
Kyran has experienced the highs and lows of first class rugby union and has witnessed first-hand the transition to the professional game. During his time at Bristol Kyran continued to have a successful career in law until the advent of professionalism in 1996 and his transfer to Saracens.
Kyran made his England debut in November 1993 against the All Blacks
Known as a player who could pass accurately off both hands, a strong defender, a good kicker and always posed an attacking threat with great speed from a standing start.
He battled back from a career threatening back injury to regain his captaincy and scrum half position at Saracens and won a place in Clive Woodward’s triumphant 2003 England World Cup, making 4 appearances including winning his 50th Cap against Wales in the quarter-final.
Kyran retired from international rugby in 2003, and from the Saracens at the end of the 2005/06 season after a glittering career which saw him win every international honour available with England and the Tetley’s Bitter Club with Saracens during his 10 year stint with the club.
His experience is now being utilised as he continues with Saracens as half back coach.
Career Achievements / Honours:
IRB Rugby World Cup (2003)
51 Caps – 3 Tries
England A (1994)
England Under 21
England Schools 16 Group (1988-1990 as Captain)
British and Irish Lions
South Africa (1997)