Ben Funnell

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The 2016 Mitre 10 Cup will be Funnell's sixth season with the Canterbury 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 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 26 years old, he is one of the most capped members of this year's Canterbury squad.  

Player Stats

Last Name

Funnell

Height

1.81m

Weight

108kg

Born

6/06/1990

Club

High School Old Boys

Provincial Caps

56

Provincial Debut

2011 vs North Otago

Provincial Points

40 (8t)

Super Caps

59

Super Debut

2012 v Waratahs

Place Of Birth

Palmerston North

Position

Hooker