Brent Ward

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Brent Ward
Date of birth (1979-05-14) 14 May 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
School Auckland Grammar School
University AUT University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008-2009 Racing Metro 52 (42)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2002-2007, 2010-2011 Auckland 70 (643)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2003-2005
2006
2007
2011
Hurricanes
Blues
Crusaders
Crusaders
26
10
4
5
(65)
(10)
(11)
(5)

Brent Ward (born 14 May 1979) is a New Zealand rugby union player. His usual playing position is fullback, though he can also play on the wing and is a confident goal-kicker. A product of Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland University club, he notably played for Auckland in the National Provincial Championship, making his debut in 2002 against Southland. In 2005 he was the highest individual point-scorer in the NPC, with 137 points, and passed a landmark of 500 points for Auckland.

At Super Rugby level, he made his debut in 2003, playing for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders. He was capped 26 times for the Hurricanes between 2003 and 2005, scoring 13 tries. In 2006 he joined the Blues,[1] for whom he was capped 10 times and scored 2 tries. He joined the Crusaders in 2007, earning another four Super Rugby caps.

His last game in New Zealand during the 2007 season was in the final of the Air New Zealand Cup, when he helped Auckland win its 16th national title. He then joined Racing Métro 92.[2][3]

In 2011 Ward rejoined the Crusaders for their trip to South Africa following numerous injury concerns in the squad. Ward started from the bench against the Cheetahs and started on the wing against the Chiefs in Napier.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward Gunning for Bloemfontein Hat-trick Archived 16 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. crusaders.co.nz 23 February 2007
  2. ^ "Brent Ward returning to Auckland rugby". Stuff.co.nz. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rugby: Brent Ward returns to Auckland colours | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News". www.odt.co.nz. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Knowler, Richard (2011-05-21). "Old-time Brent Ward joins the Crusade". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 

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