Ben Rogers

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Ben Rogers
Personal information
Full name Ben Rogers
Nickname Dodge, Dodger Roger
Born (1985-04-26) 26 April 1985 (age 29)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Lock, Halfback, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–2005 Penrith Panthers 11 2 0 0 8
2005–2008 South Sydney 36 6 0 1 25
2008 St. George Illawarra 5 0 0 0 0
2009–2011 Newcastle Knights 30 4 0 1 17
Total 82 12 0 2 50
As of 8 April 2010
Source: RLP & NRL Stats

Ben Rogers (born 26 April 1985) is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer who played for the Newcastle Knights, St. George Illawarra Dragons, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.[1] He primarily played at five eighth and lock forward. He made his first grade debut for the Panthers against St. George Illawarra in 2004.

On 18 August 2008 it was announced that Rogers had joined the Newcastle Knights on a two-year contract from 2009.[2][3] He was suspended for 3 games in round 25 of the 2009 season for punching Daniel Vidot in a controversial ruling.[4] Rogers diclocated his elbow in Round 1, 2011 of the NSW Cup while playing for the Central Coast Centurions.

In August 2011, Rogers was forced to retire from rugby league after he didn't recover well from a shoulder surgery.[5]

On 1 September 2013 Rogers was involved in an incident at Wests Leagues club of Lambton Newcastle after attending Down Town Ball, a charity function in support of Down Syndrome NSW for which Mr Rogers is the Hunter Region ambassador, the incident involved two men and a female at a taxi rank where an alleged verbal stoush resulted in Rogers assaulting two men. Rogers was charged on 8 October 2013 with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty claiming self-defence.[6] On 16 April 2014 Rogers was found guilty and received a twelve month good behaviour bond and a thousand dollar fine.[7] Rogers was subsequently stood down from club duties with the Newcastle Knights.[8]


  1. ^ Rabbitohs release Rogers
  2. ^ Knights Sign Rogers
  3. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Ben Rogers accepts three-match NRL ban". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 September 2009. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Another Knight, Another Fight". The Newcastle Herald. 9/1/2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Knights stand down Ben Rogers over assault conviction". The Newcastle Herald. 2014-04-16. 
  8. ^ "Knights Statement: Ben Rogers". 

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