|Born||01/06/1986 in Dunedin|
|Provincial Points||55 (11t)|
|Provincial Debut||2007 v Wellington|
|Super Rugby Caps||72|
|Super Rugby Points||80 (16t)|
|Super Rugby Debut||2009 v Brumbies|
|test points||60 (12t)|
|Test Debut||2009 v Italy|
Ben Smith made his Highlanders debut in 2009 and has been a regular selection in the run-on side ever since.
Smith had an outstanding 2013 season, playing all 16 regular season Super Rugby games, scoring four tries and was again
selected for the All Blacks, where he was a revelation on the wing and proved a solid choice at centre.
Smith’s exceptional year saw him nominated for five national and international awards including the IRB Player of the Year and he will stand alongside Nasi Manu as Highlanders co-captain in 2014.
The Dunedin-born fullback scored eight tries in six matches of The Rugby Championship, setting a new benchmark in the history of the competition (including Tri-Nations).