32. Ben Kilner

Prop forward

Border Divide

Player Profile


Position: Prop forward
Date of birth: 11/05/1999
Heritage number: 1108
Height: 6ft 5
Weight: 113.5 kg
Previous club: Wigan Academy (Oulton Raiders)
Honours Two-time Academy Grand Final winner
Wigan Debut: vs St Helens (H), sub, lost 0-42, at the AJ Bell Stadium, 29/09/2020


  • Born in Normanton, Wakefield.
  • First got into rugby league after playing rugby union at Normanton Junior School – enjoyed league more because of the “environment” and it “being a faster game”.
  • Played for Oulton Raiders amateur club for ten years after joining in 2005.
  • Signed for Wigan’s Scholarship system in 2015.
  • Featured in the 2017 and 2018 Academy Grand Final wins.
  • Restricted to games in his Academy/Scholarship career because of numerous injuries, including two shoulder reconstructions.
  • Played on loan at Dewsbury Rams (five appearances) and Rochdale Hornets (six appearances) in 2019 for two months each.
  • Appeared in two Reserves games earlier this year, scoring one try.
  • Joined Toronto Wolfpack in February this year but did not play for the Canadian club because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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