Ben Smith rugby player
Ben Smith rugby player

Ben Smith

1st Jun 1986 1.90m/85kg Fullback

Read needs to take a bow – Hansen hails outgoing All Blacks captain

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen lauded the leadership of Kieran Read after New Zealand sent their outgoing coach and captain on their way with a 40-17 demolition of Wales in the Rugby World Cup bronze match.     The...

All Blacks had to honour the jersey - Hansen

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Steve Hansen expressed his pride in the way New Zealand responded to being dethroned by hammering Wales.     Steve Hansen was left to rue "one bad day" but expressed his...

Wales Player Ratings v New Zealand

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.       Here is how we rated Wales:     1. Nicky...

All Blacks give Steve Hansen and co. a fitting farewell

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.     Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 40-17 Wales

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand ended the Steve Hansen era by hammering Wales 40-17 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup third-place play-off.     The All Blacks...

RWC Bronze Final - New Zealand v Wales

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Retiring captain Kieran Read says New Zealand will pick themselves up for what promises to be an emotional Rugby World Cup third-place play-off with injury-hit Wales.   The All Blacks' quest...

All Blacks team named for RWC2019 Bronze Final against Wales

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have overhauled their match day 23 from the team that was defeated 19-7 by England in the World Cup semi-final.   Steve Hansen has made a total of eight changes to their starting...

All Blacks inspired by Hansen's half-time rage

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's players were on the receiving end of a fearsome half-time dressing down from head coach Steve Hansen before they pulled away from Namibia to claim a 71-9 win at the Rugby World Cup.     Minnows...

RWC Review: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks produced a dominant second half to thrash Namibia 71-9 at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.   After a sloppy start, New Zealand improved after the break in Chofu on their way to a third...

Trio of Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden, Scott and Jordie Barrett will become the first trio of brothers to start for New Zealand when the All Blacks face Canada at the Rugby World Cup.   Wednesday's Pool B fixture against Canada...