Huw Bennett
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Full name Huw Bennett
Born June 11, 1983, Abergavenny
Current age 36 years 39 days
Major teams Leinster, Northampton Saints, Ospreys, Wales
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 233 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2012 51 22 29 0 0 0 0 0 25 25 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 2004-2012 18 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 12 6 0 66.66
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2011 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Wales at Lansdowne Road, Aug 16, 2003 match details
Last Test Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Feb 12, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

Bennett won the first of his 51 caps in the build-up to the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, eventually making the cut and playing two games at the tournament. He made his first Test start against Argentina in 2004 but after a replacement appearance against South Africa he disappeared from the international landscape until 2006. He made one replacement appearance at the 2007 Rugby World Cup before starting Wales' 2008 Grand Slam as first-choice hooker. He played four games during their campaign but fell behind Matthew Rees in the pecking order following the tournament.

And Bennett continued to vie with Rees for the first-team berth over the coming season. However, with injuries to Richard Hibbert and Rees ahead of the 2011 World cup, Bennett played a central role in Wales reaching the semi-finals.

However he sustained an Achilles tendon injury against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations and although he passed a medical to join Lyon after nine season with the Ospreys, he failed to overcome it and was forced to retire a year later without ever having taken to the field for his new club.

Latest Articles
Wales name Huw Bennett as assistant coach (May 11, 2014) Wales hooker forced to retire (Jun 26, 2013) Wales' Bennett faces lengthy layoff (Aug 28, 2012) Bennett to undergo surgery (Mar 27, 2012) Bennett confirms Lyon switch (Feb 27, 2012) Huw Bennett news and articles (21) »
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Oct 15, 2011
Wales hooker Huw Bennett
Wales hooker Huw Bennett
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Oct 12, 2011
Wales' Huw Bennett cracks out a wheelie
Wales' Huw Bennett cracks out a wheelie
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Oct 2, 2011
Wales' Lloyd Burns takes on a Fijian defender
Wales' Lloyd Burns takes on a Fijian defender
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Oct 2, 2011
Wales' Lloyd Williams scoots across the whitewash
Wales' Lloyd Williams scoots across the whitewash
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