Ben Smith rugby player
Ben Smith rugby player

Ben Smith

1st Jun 1986 1.90m/85kg Fullback

New Zealand Super Rugby Team of the Decade

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

SANZAAR have selected their Kiwi Super Rugby team of the last decade and what a team it is!   Seven of the last ten titles have been won New Zealand teams with the Crusaders leading the way...

The Incredible List Of Talented Players Whose Top 14 Contracts Are Expiring At The End Of The Season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Top 14 is currently on pause and as it stands a number of players will not be afforded the time to prove they deserve a contract extension by the end of the season.   Bi-weekly rugby newspaper,...

Alun Wyn Jones' 100th test for Wales: New Zealand v Wales - June 2016 (Full Game)

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales led the world champions All Blacks 18-15 at half-time after a breathless opening 40 minutes, with Taulupe Faletau and Rhys Webb both scoring while Dan Biggar kicked 11 points as they threatened to...

Post World Cup 2019 Retirees XV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saying farewell isn't easy particularly when you have spent your life working towards the goal of representing your country but this was the decision several of test rugby’s leading lights made after...

French Top14 - Round 17 Results and Stats Leaders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As is characteristic in the French Top 14, viewers were treated to some thrilling displays of rugby.   The most noteworthy results saw Racing 92 enjoy a crushing victory over La Rochelle while Toulon...

Season over for Highlanders captain James Lentjes

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders will have to be without their captain James Lentjes for the rest of the season after the 29-year-old suffered an ankle injury during the side's 28-22 loss to Melbourne Rebels...

How Saracens could hold onto star players while in the Championship

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the confirmation that Saracens will be relegated at the end of the season, the club has come up with a plan that could see them hang on to the majority of their England stars.   The...

No Englishmen or Irishmen in Rugby World's Team of the Decade

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Magazine has named their team of the decade with a number of top players omitted.   New Zealand dominate the team with 8 players making the squad while strangely enough, there is...

Watch: Ben Smith is shown a straight red card on his Top14 debut

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Ben Smith had a Top 14 debut to forget after he was shown a straight red card in Pau's 21-18 defeat to Stade Francais on Saturday.   The utility back that won the World Cup with...

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

6 months 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...