Full name Benjamin Robert Smith
Born June 1, 1986, Dunedin
Current age 26 years 358 days
Major teams Bay of Plenty, Highlanders, Otago, New Zealand
Position Wing, Fullback
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 205 lb
|The Rugby Championship||2012-2012||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||100.00|
|Test debut||Italy v New Zealand at Milan, Nov 14, 2009 match details|
|Last Test||England v New Zealand at Twickenham, Dec 1, 2012 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Smith earned his first call up to the All Blacks squad for the autumn international in 2009 and made his debut against Italy. The Highlanders back, who can operate on the wing as well as fullback and centre, struggled to nail down a regular place in the All Blacks team and missed out on the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
However his strong form in the early stages of the 2012 Super Rugby season led to his recall, featuring in all three test victories over Ireland.