Ben Hinshelwood

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Ben Hinshelwood
Full name Ben Gerald Hinshelwood
Date of birth (1977-03-22) 22 March 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.91m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 100kg (15 st 10 lb)
School North Sydney Boys High School
University University of Sydney
Notable relative(s) Sandy Hinshelwood
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Current team Retired
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bedford Blues
Worcester Warriors
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2005 Scotland 19 ((5))

Benjamin Gerald Hinshelwood (born 22 March 1977 in Melbourne). Son of famous Scottish winger Sandy Hinshelwood, Ben was the outstanding sportsman in his days at North Sydney Boys High School. Joined the University of Sydney Rugby Union team where as a centre he helped secure the 2001 Premiership before leaving for England where he played rugby union at fullback for Worcester Warriors.

Hinshelwood won 19 caps for Scotland, making his debut against Canada in 2002 and a final Test appearance from the bench in last season's Six Nations fixture against Italy. He played in the World Cup in 2003 making four appearances before Scotland's exit in the quarter final stage to Australia national rugby union team

He retired in December 2005 following a back injury. Two months previously he had announced that he was taking a break from international rugby but, after further medical advice called time on his career completely.

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