Ben Funnell rugby player
Ben Funnell rugby player

Ben Funnell

6th Jun 1990 1.80m/105kg Hooker

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Ryan Crotty to make his 150th Crusaders appearance

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Vice-Captain Ryan Crotty is set to bring up his 150th Super Rugby game this weekend, as the side prepares for their final home game of the regular season against the Rebels. The West Stand at...

Crusaders roar past rivals Highlanders

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith marked a milestone appearance with an early try for the Highlanders, but they were soon swept away by the Crusaders.       The Crusaders moved 11 points clear at the top...

Super Rugby Team Of The Week: Round 8

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another round of Super Rugby has come and gone with the Sharks victory over the Lions one of the standout results of the round while the Blues claimed their fourth consecutive victory. Elsewhere the Jaguares...

Highly touted powerhouse wing set for Crusaders' Super Rugby debut

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders are set to play their first home game in three rounds of Super Rugby, and Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for Saturday evening's match against the Brumbies.    Robertson...

Strong Crusaders squad confirmed for 2019

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2019 has been named, and will feature five new players for the Super Rugby season. Head Coach Scott Robertson, alongside Assistant Coach Brad Mooar and Forwards Coach Jason...

Jordan Taufua ruled out of Super Rugby final

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders will be without Jordan Taufua in Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Christchurch after the flank broke his arm. The 26-year-old sustained the injury in the 19th...

Whitelock and Crotty cleared to tour SA and Argentina

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ryan Crotty and Sam Whitelock have been cleared to travel with the Crusaders to South Africa and Argentina.   Crusaders coach Scott Robertson replaced midfielder Crotty and lock Whitelock in the...

New Zealand Super Rugby sides confirm 2018 squads

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

New and experienced talent set to light up 2018 Super Rugby season.    Familiar names with unfamiliar faces, 42 new recruits, nine sets of brothers including two twins are included in the 2018...

Defending Champions Crusaders name 2018 Super Rugby squad

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad will feature seven new players for the 2018 Super Rugby season. Head Coach Scott Robertson announced his 38-man squad this morning and said there was plenty for Crusaders fans to look...