Ben Blair

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Ben Blair
Full name Ben Austin Blair
Date of birth (1979-03-26) 26 March 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Westport, New Zealand
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing, Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Marist-albion
correct as of 7 July 2014.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-2012 Cardiff Blues 71 (664)
correct as of 7 July 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999-2003 Canterbury 52 (696)
correct as of 7 July 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001-2004
2005-2006
Crusaders
Highlanders
28
23
(159)
(217)
Current local club retired
correct as of 7 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001-2002 New Zealand New Zealand 4 (4)
correct as of 7 July 2014.

Ben Austin Blair (born 26 March 1979 in Westport, New Zealand) is a rugby union footballer. He played four tests for New Zealand. He scored 37 points on his All Blacks debut against Ireland A in 2001 at Ravenhill in Belfast, however as this was not a test match he was not capped. His first Test match appearance came in November that year against Scotland.

Blair made his Canterbury debut in 1999 and his Crusaders debut in 2001. He won the Super 12 with the Crusaders in 2002, as well as the NPC and the Ranfurly Shield with Canterbury. He also scored an NPC First Division record of 37 points for Canterbury, against Counties Manukau in only his fourth NPC game.

In 2006, he moved to the Highlanders, before moving to the Cardiff Blues, with whom he played between 2007 and 2012. He scored 25 points, including two tries, in the EDF Energy Cup final against Gloucester at Twickenham in April 2009.[1]

He was with SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne of the Top 14, however he was forced to retire due to injury without playing a single game for the side [2]

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