Ben Alexander (rugby union)

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Ben Alexander
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Full name Ben E. Alexander
Date of birth (1984-11-13) 13 November 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
School Knox Grammar School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–07
2007
Bedford Blues
Western Sydney Rams
 ?
7
 ?
(20)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 – Brumbies 80 (80)
correct as of 4 August 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 –
2005
Australia
Australia U-21
61 (15)
correct as of 1 December 2013.

Ben Alexander (born 13 November 1984) is an Australian Rugby Union player. He plays first-tier, professional rugby for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby competition. Alexander has also been named to the Australian national rugby union team, the Wallabies.

Career[edit]

Alexander attended Knox Grammar in Sydney until 2002, he was involved in drama and arts, and played the lead in school productions.[citation needed] He played his colts rugby with the UC Owls in Canberra where he was selected to play for the Australian U21 and the Brumby Runners.

Alexander played for the Western Sydney Rams in the now defunct Australian Rugby Championship. Alexander's competition team mates included Kurtley Beale, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Lachie Turner and Josh Holmes.[citation needed]

Alexander also played for the Bedford Blues in what was National Division 1 (now rebranded the RFU Championship) in England during the 2006–07 season.[citation needed]

Alexander made his Brumbies debut in round 3 of the 2008 Super 14 season off the bench in round three against the Queensland Reds, scoring a try to the delight of the Brumbies home crowd, in particular the punters. He went on to play six games off the bench in that season. When the Wallaby squad was named by new coach Robbie Deans Alexander was a surprise inclusion after playing only six games for the Brumbies. He made his test debut against France in Sydney.[citation needed] In 2009, he played in all 13 games for the Brumbies and in all 14 games for the Wallabies.

Alexander became the top try scorer for the Brumbies in 2010, scoring 7 tries from 13 games. Although injury hindered his test season that year, he recovered to play all 5 tests in the Spring Tour.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Alexander profile". Wallabies. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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