Ben Atiga

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Ben Atiga
Full name Benjamin Alo Charles Atiga
Date of birth (1983-05-05) 5 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
School Auckland Grammar, Auckland
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Fullback
New Zealand No. 1037
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–2014 Edinburgh 24 (5)
correct as of 20 December 2013.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–08, 2010
2011
Auckland
Otago
82
10
(190)
(5)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2008
2011
Blues
Highlanders
44
1
(75)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003 New Zealand New Zealand 1 (0)

Benjamin Alo Charles Atiga (born 5 May 1983 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who played centre and fullback. Atiga is a product of Auckland Grammar School. He has played one test for the All Blacks, after being called into the 2003 New Zealand World Cup squad as an injury replacement.[1] He played for Auckland in the NPC and for the Blues in Super Rugby, before retiring from professional rugby in 2008 to start a business.

After his break from rugby, in April 2010 it was announced that he would rejoin the Auckland Rugby Union and the Auckland Blues. After a season in Auckland, Atiga was signed by the Highlanders for the 2011 season, following numerous injuries in the squad. He started from the bench against Hurricanes in his return to top tier rugby. He subsequently played the 2011 ITM Cup with Otago.

In April 2012 signed with Edinburgh Rugby for two seasons. He announced his retirement from professional rugby at the end of the 2013-2014 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atiga looks up to Cullen". IRB.com. 20 October 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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Awards
Preceded by
South Africa Pat Barnard
IRB International U21 Player of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
New Zealand Jerome Kaino