Jason Robinson, Ben Kay, Kyran Bracken, Steve Borthwick and Nick Easter to be inducted into Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame

A quintet of rugby heroes are to be inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame next week at a black-tie gala event in central London.
A quintet of rugby heroes are to be inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame next week at a black-tie gala event in central London.
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Jason Robinson, Ben Kay, Kyran Bracken, Steve Borthwick and Nick Easter will be inducted into the Rugby Hall of Fame.

Robinson has played 112 Aviva Premiership games for Bath and Sale Sharks and has scored 33 tries in it. Having switched from Rugby League, the 43-year-old led Sale Sharks to their maiden Aviva Premiership title and also two European Challenge Cup triumphs.

Retired England international Kay has played for Leicester Tigers between 1999 and 2010 during which the club won six Aviva Premiership titles and back-to-back European crowns in 2001 and 2002.

Former England captain Borthwick has enjoyed a 16-year stint in the Premiership which includes stints with Bath and Saracens. The 37-year-old captained Bath to European Challenge Cup triumph in 2007/08 season and later enjoyed Premiership success with the Sarries in 2011. Since his retirement at the end of the 2013/14 season, Borthwick has worked as assistant coach with Japan, Bristol, and England.

Easter, a Harlequins legend spent 12 years with the club and made 184 appearances in the Aviva Premiership since then and overall has played 281 games for the club. He also helped them to their maiden Aviva Premiership title in 2011/12 season. The 39-year-old who has now taken the defence coach role with the club has scored 54 club tries and nine international tries.

Former scrum-half Bracken was also a part of the 2003 World Cup winning England side and has worked with Bristol and Saracens between 1992 and 2006. The 45-year-old has also made 51 international appearances for England in which he scored three tries.

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