Brent Ward

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Brent Ward
Date of birth (1979-05-14) 14 May 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
University AUT University
Occupation(s) Professional rugby footballer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position fullback or wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008-2009 Racing Metro 52 (42)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2007, 2010-2011 Auckland 70 (643)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003-2005
2006
2007
2011
Hurricanes
Blues
Crusaders
Crusaders
26
10
4
5
(65)
(10)
(11)
(5)

Brent Ward is a New Zealand-born rugby union player. A product of Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland University club, he plays for Auckland in the ITM Cup, making his debut in 2002 against Southland. In 2005 he was the highest individual point-scorer in the National Provincial Championship, with 137 points, and passed a landmark 500 points for Auckland.

At Super Rugby level, he made his debut in 2003, playing for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders. He was capped 26 times for the Hurricanes between 2003 and 2005, scoring 13 tries. In 2006 he joined the Blues,[1] for whom he was capped 10 times and scored 2 tries. He joined the Crusaders in 2007, earning another four Super Rugby caps.

Brent Ward's last game in New Zealand was in the final of the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup, when he helped Auckland win its 16th national title. He then joined Racing Métro 92 Paris, which currently plays in the French Pro D2 league. In 2011 Ward rejoined the Crusaders for their trip to South Africa following numerous injury concerns in the squad. Ward started from the bench against the Cheetahs and started on the wing against the Chiefs in Napier.

Ward's usual position is fullback, though he can also play on the wing and is a goal-kicker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward Gunning for Bloemfontein Hat-trick crusaders.co.nz 23 February 2007