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Ben Mowen
Australia
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Full name Ben S.C. Mowen
Born December 1, 1984, Brisbane
Current age 29 years 138 days
Major teams Brumbies, Reds, Waratahs, Australia
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2013-2013 15 15 0 5 1 0 0 0 7 8 0 46.66
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2013 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
The Rugby Championship 2013-2013 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 33.33

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v British and Irish Lions at Brisbane, Jun 22, 2013 match details
Last Test Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 30, 2013 match details
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Profile

A powerful No.8 with a strong work-rate, Ben Mowen is quickly establishing a reputation as one of Australia's most promising talents.

During his youth, Mowen captained Australia at Under-21 level, taking charge of a side that included future Wallabies Adam Ashley-Cooper and Cameron Shepherd.

He made his Super Rugby debut with the Reds in 2006 before becoming a regular with the Waratahs. In 2012 he opted to leave New South Wales and link up with Jake White at the Brumbies, where he was named skipper. In charge of a young side, Mowen's honest graft proved to be a steadying hand as they improved on a number of poor seasons, narrowly missing the play-offs.

Come 2013, Mowen's star shone brighter than ever before with his Brumbies side reaching the final of Super Rugby. His form was recognised by then Wallabies coach Robbie Deans who handed him his international debut in the first Test against the British & Irish Lions. He played all three matches against the tourists on the flank but when Ewen McKenzie took over the top job in Australian rugby, he moved Mowen to No.8 for the Rugby Championship.

After losing their first three matches in the competition, McKenzie took the gamble of dropping star No.9 Will Genia and giving the captaincy to Mowen.

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Feb 8, 2014
Brumbies backrower Ben Mowen rises to claim a lineout ball
Brumbies backrower Ben Mowen rises to claim a lineout ball
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Nov 30, 2013
Australia captain Ben Mowen raises the James Bevan Trophy after their victory over Wales
Australia captain Ben Mowen raises the James Bevan Trophy after their victory over Wales
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Sep 28, 2013
South Africa's Francois Louw and Australia's Ben Mowen come to blows
South Africa's Francois Louw and Australia's Ben Mowen come to blows
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Sep 14, 2013
Australia's Ben Mowen shouts at team-mates
Australia's Ben Mowen shouts at team-mates
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