Ben Broster

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Ben Broster
Ben Broster 2012 (cropped).jpg
Full name Benedict Graham John Broster
Nickname Shrek
Date of birth (1982-05-07) 7 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
School Hurstpierpoint College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

Northampton Saints
London Wasps
Biarritz Olympique


Correct as of 1 March 2015
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007–2008 Llanelli Scarlets 9 (0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2005– Wales 2 (5)

Ben Broster (born 7 May 1982 in London, England) is an English-born Welsh international rugby union footballer. He qualifies to play for Wales through his Welsh mother. He is a tighthead prop and is known for his scrummaging technique and mobility. He was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and started his career coming though the ranks at Haywards Heath RFC.

Broster made his English Premiership debut for Saracens in 2002 against Northampton Saints[2] before making his debut start against London Wasps in 2003.

Broster was a member of the Wales squad that toured the USA and Canada in the summer of 2005, and was capped in games against both teams. He came off the bench to win his first cap against USA,[3] and scored a try on his debut start against Canada.[4]

After seven years with the London club, graduating from their academy, Broster joined the Llanelli Scarlets for one season in May 2007.[5]

He joined Northampton Saints [6] for the start of the 2008/09 season making one appearance in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

In the summer of 2009 London Wasps announced the signing of the young prop on an initial one-year deal.[7] Since joining the club he has started nearly every game and has returned to form similar to that of 2005 season. On the back of some strong performances throughout February and March Broster signed another contract keeping him at the club for a further two years.[8]

After cementing himself as a mainstay of the Wasps team for three seasons, Broster signed a deal taking him across the channel to Top 14 side Biarritz Olympique until 2014.[9]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Mallinder keen on forwards battle after key signings – Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  3. ^ WALES CLIP EAGLES WINGS[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Canada 3–60 Wales
  5. ^ "Scarlets swoop for prop Broster". BBC Sport. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Northampton bag Scarlets' Broster". BBC News. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
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