Ben Johnston (rugby union)

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Ben Johnston
Full name John Benedict Johnston
Date of birth (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Clatterbridge, Merseyside, England, UK
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Nottingham R.F.C.
Youth Career
Caldy, Waterloo R.F.C.
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998 - 2007
2007 - 2009
2009 -
Saracens F.C.
CA Brive
Nottingham R.F.C.
118
26
10
(118)
(10)
(27)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001 - 2006
2002
England Saxons
England

2

(0)
Correct as of 9 November 2002

Ben Johnston (born 8 November 1978 in Clatterbridge, Bebington, Merseyside) is an English rugby union footballer who plays at centre for Nottingham R.F.C. in the RFU Championship.

Johnston started his professional career at Saracens in 1998. His form in his first couple of seasons led to selection for the Tour of South Africa in 2000.[1]

Whilst he did not feature in a Test, he did play in a tour match against the Gauteng Falcons.[2]

Johnston was selected for the 2002 tour of Argentina, making his debut against Los Pumas.[3]

His second and final cap came in a victory over New Zealand at Twickenham.[4]

Johnston also represented England Saxons at the 2003 Churchill Cup[5] and 2006 Churchill Cup.[6]

After seeing out a two-year deal with French team Club Athlétique Brive, Johnston signed as player-coach with Nottingham R.F.C. for the 2009-10 season.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England's new boys: Backs". BBC. 2000-05-23. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ "England made to dig deep". BBC. 2000-06-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Argentina beaten by England youngsters". BBC. 2002-06-22. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ "England survive All Blacks scare". BBC. 2002-11-09. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "England win Churchill Cup". RFU. 29 June 2003. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "England Saxons 27-30 Ireland A". BBC. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  7. ^ "International signs for Nottingham Rugby". This is Nottingham. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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