Mike Tindall: biography and latest news!

  • Job : Rugby player
  • Real name: Michael James Tindall
  • Sign : Balance
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, October 18, 1978 (age: 42)
  • Country : United Kingdom

Mike Tindall was born on October 18, 1978 in Wakefield, England. He spent his childhood in his native region with his brother and his parents. His father is a banker and his mother works in the social sector. He discovered rugby during his schooling, and this discipline quickly became his passion.

He joined the Bath School of Rugby, the Bath Academy, and became a professional at the age of 19. In 2005, he joined the Gloucester club, to which he remained faithful throughout his career. At the same time, the player joined the English national team in February 2000, playing a match against Ireland in the Six Nations Tournament. The year 2003 was the year of consecration; with the England team, Mike Tindall won the Six Nations Tournament and became World Rugby Champion against Australia.

In July 2014, Mike Tindall announces that he will end his sporting career. Interested in discovering other worlds, the former rugby player participated in television programs featuring celebrities; The jump (winter sports competition) and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (adventure reality TV). He is a member of the Minchinhampton RFC Amateur Rugby Club in Gloucestershire, where he lives with his family.

On the private side, Mike Tindall met Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne of England, in November 2003 on the night of the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Australia. The two young sportsmen, who share the same passion for high-level competition, quickly begin a romance. Their wedding is celebrated on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. On January 17, 2014, Zara Phillips gives birth to a little girl named Mia Grace. At the end of November 2016, a press release from the palace announces that the couple is expecting their second child. The birth is scheduled for spring 2017. A few weeks later, on December 24, Zara Phillips miscarries in her fourth month of pregnancy. At the beginning of January 2018, a spokesperson of the palace announces that Zara Phillips is pregnant. On June 18, 2018, the family expanded with the birth of a second daughter, Lena Elizabeth.

On December 9, 2020, Mike Tindall announces in the podcast “The Good, The Bad & The Rugby” that the couple is expecting their third child.