Michael James Tindall was born on October 18, 1978, in Otley, West Yorkshire, at Wharfedale Hospital. His parents, Philip “Phil” Tindall, a banker for Barclays, and Linda (née Shepherd), a social worker, gave birth to him. Tindall’s maternal ancestors were bootmakers, stonemasons, and weavers. His paternal great-grandfather, Arthur Sutcliffe Tindall, was a blacksmith. He was the grandson of William Tindall, a landowner who farmed 105 acres at Fairburn, North Yorkshire.
Tindall went to a private school in Wakefield called Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. His father was the captain of the Otley Rugby Union Football Club.
Mike Tindall Love Life
Tindall was engaged to Zara Phillips, the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and Captain Mark Phillips, on December 21, 2010. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s oldest grandchild is Phillips. Australia’s 2003 Rugby World Cup brought them together. The Royal Marriages Act 1772 requires the Queen to agree to their marriage in a Privy Council sitting on 10 May 2011. 400 guests, including the royal family, attended the Canongate Kirk wedding in Edinburgh on July 30, 2011.
Before moving to Gatcombe Park near Minchinhampton, the Tindalls lived in a £1.2 million Cheltenham mansion.
Zara had a girl in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on 17 January 2014. Mia Grace Tindall is the couple’s daughter. St Nicholas’s church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, baptized Mia on November 30, 2014. Lena Elizabeth Tindall was born on June 18, 2018, at Stroud Maternity Hospital after his wife’s following two miscarriages. Lucas Philip Tindall was born in Gatcombe Park on March 21, 2021.
Tindall has two DUI offenses. In 2018, he had surgery to repair his eight broken noses from rugby.
The Jump and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive featured Tindall in 2015. He hosted House of Rugby with James Haskell and Alex Payne before starting The Good, The Bad & The Rugby in August 2020.
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Mike Tindall Career
Tindall joined Bath right out of high school in 1997 when he was 18 years old. At the time, Jeremy Guscott and Phil de Glanville were the center pair for both Bath and England. After the 1999 Rugby World Cup, Tindall started playing regularly for both his club and his country. He made his England debut against Ireland at Twickenham with Mike Catt in 2000 and scored a try.
Even though he got a lot of criticism over the years, especially from Will Carling and ex-Bath fly-half Stuart Barnes, he made the outside center position his own by forming a partnership with inside center Will Greenwood and playing in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Tindall wore number 12 and played outside the center. He usually lined up next to Greenwood, who was superstitious and preferred to wear the number 13 instead. Mike Catt, who could kick better in the rain, was put in his place for the semi-final. Tindall was put back in the final, which England ended up winning.
Tindall did not play in the 2005 Six Nations because he hurt his foot. He wasn’t able to get back in shape in time to go to New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions. Andy Robinson, England’s former head coach, called Tindall the “heartbeat” of the team. In 2005, after a long break, Tindall got back to playing well.
Tindall’s contract was up for renewal in 2005, but Bath’s strict salary cap policy caused problems. Tindall ended his eight-year relationship with Bath after he had a fight with the team’s owner, Andrew Brownsword, over the offer of an early testimonial game and more worries about his long-term health. He signed a $150,000 deal to play for their West Country rivals, Gloucester Rugby, for three years.
When Tindall came back from an injury in the fall of 2005, he was put back into the England team, this time as an inside center. At club level, he kept playing at number 13, and Henry Paul wore the number 12 shirt. The partnership was heavily criticized, and Tindall was said to have had a bad run of form for most of the season, even though he was picked. Henry Paul broke club rules at Tindall’s girlfriend’s birthday party, which made Gloucester Rugby coach Dean Ryan dislike him. Anthony Allen, a young center, was then brought in. This was the start of a “powerful” partnership between the two centers that would last until the end of the season. People didn’t like how he worked with Jamie Noon. It was said that the two of them didn’t have any creativity or ability to make plays. Tindall has a strong cult following, though, and because he is so big, he is often called “The Fridge.”
Tindall entered the 2005 British Poker Open while recovering from another injury, placing 3rd in his heat before losing to John Gale. Tindall made his Guinness Premiership debut against third-placed Wasps on 18 November 2006. He played two replacement games in 2006/07, against Worcester and Irish, due to a calf injury. Tindall’s form improved after his injury.
Under new head coach Brian Ashton, Tindall started the 2007 Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham alongside Andy Farrell. Tindall shattered his leg in a tackle on Toby Flood in the Guinness Premiership away match against Newcastle Falcons in April 2007, missing the balance of the season and the final. This prevented his 2007 Rugby World Cup selection. After recovering from injury, Tindall started for Gloucester against Worcester Warriors at home in the Guinness Premiership in October 2007. The Shed cheered Tindall’s “fairytale” comeback effort. Tindall suffered a shin injury against Bourgoin in the Heineken Cup on 7 December 2007. Tindall recovered swiftly and played the following week for Gloucester.
On 2 February 2008, Tindall started for England at the outside center against Wales at Twickenham after being named in Brian Ashton’s Six Nations Championship squad. He was stretchered off after landing on winger Mark Jones’s foot during the contest. He left the competition with internal bleeding, a ruptured liver, and a punctured lung after trying to win possession as Jones kicked it away.
In a news conference, Tindall said he was “glad just to be alive” following his injury but looked forward to playing for Gloucester in April at the “business end of the season.” Tindall signed a three-year contract to stay at Gloucester until 2011 January 2008. Gloucester stated Tindall would be one among 11 players not participating next season in April 2012. He signed a one-year contract as a player and backs coach at Gloucester in June 2012. He signed another year as player-backs coach in May 2013. Tindall retired on July 15, 2014.
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Mike Tindall’s Net Worth
Mike is the fourth richest rugby player in Britain. He is worth an estimated £15.7 million.