Player Details

highlanders # 160
Position Wing/Fullback
Born 01/06/1986 in Dunedin
Height 1.86m
club Green Island
Weight 85kg
Province Otago
Provincial Caps 43
Provincial Points 55 (11t)
Provincial Debut 2007 v Wellington
Super Rugby Caps 72
Super Rugby Points 80 (16t)
Super Rugby Debut 2009 v Brumbies
Test Caps 22
test points 60 (12t)
Test Debut 2009 v Italy


Ben Smith made his Highlanders debut in 2009 and has been a regular selection in the run-on side ever since.
Smith had an outstanding 2013 season, playing all 16 regular season Super Rugby games, scoring four tries and was again
selected for the All Blacks, where he was a revelation on the wing and proved a solid choice at centre.

Smith’s exceptional year saw him nominated for five national and international awards including the IRB Player of the Year and he will stand alongside Nasi Manu as Highlanders co-captain in 2014.

The Dunedin-born fullback scored eight tries in six matches of The Rugby Championship, setting a new benchmark in the history of the competition (including Tri-Nations).