Full name Benjamin Newman Tune
Born December 28, 1976, Brisbane
Current age 37 years 247 days
Major teams Reds, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 211 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1999-1999||5||5||0||15||3||0||0||0||5||0||0||100.00|
|The Rugby Championship||1996-2006||23||19||4||30||6||0||0||0||10||13||0||43.47|
|Test debut||Australia v Wales at Sydney, Jun 22, 1996 match details|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Jul 8, 2006 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Tune's career was filled with stunning highlights but injury was never been far behind. Despite chronic knee problems, he played 46 Tests for Australia between his debut against Wales in 1996 and his final appearance for the Wallabies against Argentina in 2002.
He was a key member of the side that claimed the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales, scoring a try in the final against France, and shared in the Wallabies 2000 Tri-Nations success. He played primarily on the wing but later switched to outside centre and touched down for a total of 24 international tries.
He began his career with the Brothers club in Brisbane and went on to earn Super Rugby honours with the Queensland Reds - making his debut in the inaugural Super 12 season in 1996.