Ben Funnell

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This will be Funnell's fifth season with the Canterbury provincial side.
Ben is a cousin of the Whitelock brothers and grew up close by their family farm near Palmerston North.  He was a former captain of the Palmerston North Boys' High School rugby team and was a member of the 2008 NZ Secondary Schools squad.
He moved to Christchurch to further his rugby career at the Canterbury Rugby Academy and made the Canterbury provincial side in 2011. He captained the Crusader Knights development team in 2012 and then went on to make his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders that same year.
Although just 25 years old, he is one of the most capped members of this year's Canterbury side.  

Player Stats

Last Name

Funnell

Height

1.81m

Weight

108kg

Born

6/06/1990

Provincial Caps

44

Provincial Debut

2011 vs North Otago

Provincial Points

15 (3t)

Super Caps

50

Place Of Birth

Palmerston North

Position

Hooker