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# ben-smith - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden and Franco Mostert are moving to Japan's Top League
# Big In Japan
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# Big In Japan

Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden and Franco Mostert are moving to Japan's Top League

Jul 31st 2020, 9:49 AM 5,410 Views 2 Comments

Smith and Cruden will play for Kobe Steelers while Mostert is on his way to Honda Heat.

# ben-smith - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Ben Smith sent off in Top 14 debut as Stade Francais claim much-needed victory
# Au Revoir
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# Au Revoir

Ben Smith sent off in Top 14 debut as Stade Francais claim much-needed victory

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:41 PM 10,379 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing first outing for Pau for the 84-cap All Black.

# ben-smith - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 15th 2019, 2:25 PM 11,593 Views 5 Comments

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
# Changes
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# Changes

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

Aug 14th 2019, 7:27 PM 18,338 Views 14 Comments

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
# Moving On
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# Moving On

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

Dec 12th 2018, 7:45 PM 13,063 Views 15 Comments

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
# One Two
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# One Two

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

Apr 5th 2018, 6:28 PM 10,292 Views 5 Comments

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
# Taking A Break
From The42
# Taking A Break

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

Jul 16th 2017, 11:39 AM 13,566 Views 6 Comments

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
# Rejig
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# Rejig

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

Jun 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 5,642 Views 1 Comment

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
# Concussion
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# Concussion

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

Jun 24th 2017, 1:55 PM 8,341 Views 1 Comment

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
From The42
# Big Game Hunt

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 3:10 PM 8,824 Views 6 Comments

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
# 2020 Vision
From The42
# 2020 Vision

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders

Feb 7th 2017, 9:55 AM 5,546 Views 12 Comments

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
# Half A World Away
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# Half A World Away

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

Nov 15th 2016, 6:50 AM 14,536 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bender
From The42
# Bender

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

Oct 27th 2015, 4:27 PM 15,326 Views 4 Comments

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
# Ben Smith
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# Ben Smith

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

Oct 9th 2015, 10:58 PM 8,478 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Easy Money
From The42
# Easy Money

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

Aug 19th 2015, 1:58 PM 11,641 Views 43 Comments

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
From The42
# Super Rugby

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

Jun 27th 2014, 9:37 PM 8,497 Views 3 Comments

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
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

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

Jun 17th 2014, 3:22 PM 6,243 Views 6 Comments

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
# Report
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# Report

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

Sep 29th 2013, 11:22 AM 2,035 Views 1 Comment

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
# Unstoppable
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# Unstoppable

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

Aug 24th 2013, 3:49 PM 4,696 Views 9 Comments

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
# Bouncing Blacks
From The42
# Bouncing Blacks

New Zealand win Bledisloe Cup as Ben Smith scorches Australia again

Aug 24th 2013, 10:21 AM 2,772 Views 6 Comments

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
# Bomb Squad
From The42
# Bomb Squad

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

Aug 21st 2013, 10:48 AM 1,448 Views 1 Comment

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
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

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

Aug 17th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,214 Views 1 Comment

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
From The42
# Backdoor Flick

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

Jul 1st 2013, 8:58 PM 8,339 Views 8 Comments

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
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 3,039 Views 14 Comments

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.