Ben Smith rugby player
Ben Smith rugby player

Ben Smith

1st Jun 1986 1.87m/97kg Fullback

The Highlanders perform a special Haka for Aaron Smith

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith became the most capped Highlander on Friday in the opening game of the weekend in Super Rugby Aotearoa.    Aaron Smith’s 154th appearance...

Japan Star Kazuki Himeno Set For Highlanders Debut

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders, fresh from the bye, welcome several players for their first start of the competition against the Hurricanes. Giant lock Pari Pari Parkinson returns from a long-term injury to partner the...

Aaron Smith commits to NZR and Highlanders through to 2023

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Halfback Aaron Smith has announced that he has signed a new contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), his Highlanders club and Manawatu provincial union that will see him stay in New Zealand through until...

Former All Blacks take centre stage in round two of the Top League

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights led the two conferences in the Top League after two rounds of action.   Sungoliath claimed a comfortable 14-31 victory over Honda in round two while...

Test Stars Light Up The Opening Round Of The Top League

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights lead the way in their respective conferences after the opening round of the Top League.   Panasonic claimed a comprehensive 55-14 victory over Ricoh...

International stars shine in the opening day of the Japanese Top League

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicked off Saturday with five entertaining matches in the opening day of action.    The opening game of the new season, saw the Shining Arcs breeze past Honda Heat claiming...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

9 months 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...

THROWBACK: When Bryan Habana scored a hattrick for the Babas against the All Blacks

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by Springbok Bryan Habana inspired the Barbarians to only their second-ever win over New Zealand back in 2009.   The star-studded side coached by former Springbok coach Nick...

Four years ago today, Ireland claim historic win over New Zealand

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four years ago, Ireland ended a 29 game and 111-year duck as they finally claimed a men's senior international win over New Zealand.   The Joe Schmidt coached side joined the...

Barrett or Mo'unga? Predicting how the All Blacks could line up in Ian Foster's first game

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster kicks off his term as the new All Blacks head coach on Sunday 11 October at Sky Stadium in Wellington.   The former assistant coach has a tough task ahead of him following the successful...