Ben Smith rugby player
Ben Smith rugby player

Ben Smith

1st Jun 1986 1.90m/85kg Fullback

*99 not out - Steve Hansen's record as All Black head coach by the numbers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen will take charge of his 100th test match as New Zealand's head coach this weekend in the second Bledisloe Cup of the year.   Hansen took over from former head...

All Blacks name team for the deciding Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the Bledisloe Cup Challenge Test at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 17 August.     In changes from the All Blacks 23 which played the...

Bledisloe Cup Ratings: Australia v New Zealand

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a stunning victory for the Wallabies over the All Blacks, we rank both starting XV's out of a possible 10.     Wallabies   1. Scott Sio - 7   Solid in the scrums...

The All Blacks start two openside flankers for Bledisloe Cup opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In changes from the All Blacks last outing against South Africa, Dane Coles comes in at starting hooker, with Codie Taylor in the run-on reserves. Scott Barrett returns from injury at lock for the injured...

Tuesday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Injury blows for Lions   The Golden Lions have injury concerns ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.       Lock Wilhelm...

Williams to miss Bledisloe Cup opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand named a 34-man squad for their Tests against Australia, but Sonny Bill Williams will only play one of the two matches.       Sonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's...

All Blacks squad named for Bledisloe Cup Tests

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks squad for the two Bledisloe Cup Test matches in Perth and Auckland has been announced.     All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that first five-eighth Josh Ioane...

Rugby Championship Top Performers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby Championship have been absolutely action packed, with all four sides showing that they are making massive strides heading into the World Cup in Japan later this year. Up until now the...

Player Ratings: New Zealand v South Africa

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks and Springboks battled it out in Wellington in a clash that ended all square after 80 minutes.   Here are our ratings from the drawn encounter.     New Zealand      1....

A statistical look at the second round of Rugby Championship matches

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the second round of the Rugby Championship, South Africa will attempt to achieve a feat against New Zealand they have managed just twice.   New Zealand may have beaten Argentina by just four...