Ben Herring

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Ben Herring
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Personal information
Full name Ben Herring
Date of birth (1980-03-14) 14 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 15 st 4 lb (97 kg)
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)

Leicester Tigers

23 (25)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Ben Herring (born 14 March 1980, Auckland, New Zealand) is a former rugby union player who played for Leicester Tigers in the Guinness Premiership. His position is flanker. Currently is a professional rugby coach. Herring currently coaches the NEC Green Rockets, in the Japanese Top League. In 2011 NEC were semi-finalists in both the Top League and Japan cup tournaments. Previously Herring was assistant coach at Leicester Tigers for the 2009/10 & 2010/11 seasons.

Herring played two seasons for Southland. He was selected for the Highlanders after his first season in 2003. He transferred to Wellington and from 2004-2007 played for the Wellington Lions and Hurricanes. After badly damaging his knee, he sat out his last season of Super rugby. In 2007, he moved to England to play for the Leicester Tigers. He played two seasons before a premature retirement due to concussion. On his retirement he was immediately taken on as an assistant coach and spent two seasons coaching at Leicester before moving to Japan.


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