Ben Alexander (rugby union)
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|Full name||Ben E. Alexander|
|Date of birth||13 November 1984|
|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|
Ben Alexander (born 13 November 1984) is an Australian Rugby Union player. He plays first-tier, professional rugby for the Greater Sydney Rams in the Australian domestic National Rugby Championship competition and for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby competition. Alexander has also played for the Australian national rugby union team, the Wallabies.
Alexander attended Knox Grammar in Sydney until 2002, he was involved in drama and arts, and played the lead in school productions. 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.
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. 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.
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- As of 25 July 2016