Full name Benjamin John Franks
Born March 27, 1984, Frankston, VIC
Current age 32 years 186 days
Major teams Crusaders, Hawke's Bay, Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, London Irish, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 264 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2015||8||1||7||0||0||0||0||0||8||0||0||100.00|
|The Rugby Championship||2010-2015||22||2||20||0||0||0||0||0||18||3||1||84.09|
|Test debut||New Zealand v Ireland at New Plymouth, Jun 12, 2010 match details|
|Last Test||Australia v New Zealand at Twickenham, Oct 31, 2015 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Owen and Ben Franks formed a formidable partnership in the Crusaders front-row and continued their form onto the international scene.
Ben Franks joined Canterbury in 2005 and although he changed to Tasman in the ITM Cup - he remained an essential part of the Crusaders side. Following the brothers' call-up to the national side in 2010 for their matches with Wales and Ireland they became the first siblings to play for New Zealand since Robin and Zinzan Brooke.
Ben marked his debut for the All Blacks with a try against Ireland but has found himself on the fringes of the first XV recently. However, he went into the World Cup in the 30-man squad alongside brother Owen and made four substitute appearances during the tournament.