|Full name||Benjamin MacDougall|
25 May 1977 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14 st 7 lb)|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Ben MacDougall (born 25 May 1977) is an Australian former professional rugby footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. After playing rugby league in Australia for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Newcastle Knights, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Melbourne Storm, he started playing rugby union in the United Kingdom, and represented Scotland internationally.
MacDougall played rugby union in Scotland for three years from 2004 to 2007, representing the Scotland national rugby union team. MacDougall qualified for Scotland through his grandfather, Alan, who came from Glasgow. MacDougall was targeted by Matt Williams, the former Scotland coach in 2004. Williams did not rate Scotland's centre's and, having failed to persuade MacDougall's older brother Adam, a rugby league international, he recruited Ben. He made his Scotland debut against Wales on 12 February 2006 in a 2006 Six Nations Championship match at the Millennium Stadium.
MacDougall joined Edinburgh Rugby in 2004 and in 2006 moved to the Border Reivers. MacDougall joined London Scottish in the 2010/10 season and helped them win the RFU National One trophy and get promoted into the RFU The Championship for the 2011/2012 season.
Before departing for Scotland in 2005, MacDougall played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, the Newcastle Knights, the Northern Eagles, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League.
- First Grade Debut: 1998 - Round 6, Western Suburbs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium, 19 April
- International Debut (RU): 2006 - Scotland vs Wales at Cardiff, 12 February, losing 28–18 in the Six Nations Championship
- David Ferguson (10 February 2006). "Aussie league convert to make Scotland debut". ABC News. Retrieved 2007-12-16.