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#ben smith

# ben-smith - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed

The coach showed no mercy after last week’s thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane.

# ben-smith - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Big names dropped for All Blacks' 'must-win' Test

Owen Franks and Ben Smith will not feature in the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia.

# ben-smith - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

World Cup winner Smith confirms All Blacks departure at end of 2019 as France move on the cards

The 32-year-old has signed a contract with French club Pau.

# ben-smith - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes

We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.

# ben-smith - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year

A clause in his contract allows the fullback to step away from the international team like Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have done previously.

# ben-smith - Monday 26 June, 2017

All Blacks set for changes as Crotty and Smith likely to miss Test two

Steve Hansen looks certain to have fresh faces in his backline.

# ben-smith - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion

The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.

# ben-smith - Saturday 3 June, 2017

A monster 83rd minute drop-goal gave Crusaders a dramatic win over the Highlanders this morning Big Game Hunt This post contains videos

A monster 83rd minute drop-goal gave Crusaders a dramatic win over the Highlanders this morning

Between this and the magic on show from the Chiefs, it was a very worrying day for the Lions.

# ben-smith - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders

The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.

# ben-smith - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'I made sure my wife and 2-year-old were safe': All Black stars turn thoughts to home after earthquake

Seismic tremors are almost part of daily life in Christchurch, but when a big quake hits, it’s a worrying time for everyone.

# ben-smith - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players

The New Zealand fullback spent a gap year working and playing in Bristol.

# ben-smith - Friday 9 October, 2015

New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C

The All Blacks struggled early on against Tonga before running in five second-half tries

# ben-smith - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Who are you backing as top try scorer at the Rugby World Cup?

Julian Savea of New Zealand is the hot favourite in this field.

# ben-smith - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime Super Rugby This post contains videos

Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime

The fullback was one of several New Zealand internationals to star in the Highlanders win over Chiefs.

# ben-smith - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play

The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.

# ben-smith - Sunday 29 September, 2013

All Blacks close in on Rugby Championship after late win over Argentina

Ben Smith’s last-minute try means New Zealand are now five points ahead of South Africa.

# ben-smith - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Israel Folau strikes again with brilliant 70-yard sprint for try

The Waratahs winger intercepted a Ma’a Nonu pass and zoomed in a beauty.

New Zealand win Bledisloe Cup as Ben Smith scorches Australia again

The All Blacks winger added a brace of tries to his hat-trick last weekend.

# ben-smith - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Try not to cringe as All Blacks stars try their hand at comedy

Fair play to the lads for trying but they should probably stick to the rugby.

# ben-smith - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Aussie lambs to the slaughter as McCaw scores on All Blacks comeback Bledisloe Cup This post contains videos

Aussie lambs to the slaughter as McCaw scores on All Blacks comeback

The Lions softened the Wallabies up. New Zealand went in for the kill.

# ben-smith - Monday 1 July, 2013

Kiwi commentators loses his mind over 'Greatest pass I've ever seen' Backdoor Flick This post contains videos

Kiwi commentators loses his mind over 'Greatest pass I've ever seen'

Coming from a country that has produced Justin Marshall, Christian Cullen and Carlos Spencer, that’s saying something.

# ben-smith - Friday 22 June, 2012

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.