Kevin is an English rugby union player who plays at Prop for Nice in the French Fédérale 1, Yates joined Saracens in 2004. In 2007 he was called up for England’s tour of South Africa alongside Saracens teammates Matt Cairns and Andy Farrell.
Due to Nick Wood being injured, Yates started against South Africa, a record period of time between caps. On this tour he was capped twice; his first senior England caps for 10 years.

At the end of the 2007–08 season he moved to Nice