Full name Benson Joel Williams Stanley
Born September 11, 1984, Wollongong, NSW
Current age 31 years 260 days
Major teams Auckland, Barbarians, Blues, Clermont Auvergne, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 216 lb
|Test debut||New Zealand v Ireland at New Plymouth, Jun 12, 2010 match details|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Wales at Hamilton, Jun 26, 2010 match details|
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Having overcome a serious hamstring injury which ruled him out of the Blues' 2009 Super 14 season, Stanley proved his fitness with a good shift as skipper of Auckland during the NPC. In 2010 he nailed down his place in the Blues' midfield during a mixed camapign, with his form enough to win All Black selection for June Tests against Ireland and Wales. With incumbent second-five Ma'a Nonu out injured he started all three Tests. Stanley possesses plenty of rugby heritage as nephew of All Black Joe Stanley, while his family can also claim another All Black in centre Jeremy and Kiwi league representative in Chase.
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