"It's a an awesome place to play rugby" - Ben Smith
Benjamin Robert Smith is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays for the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition and for Otago in the ITM Cup. He made his debut for New Zealand in 2009 and has won 66 international caps. He was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup-winning team. Smith is currently vice-captain of the All Blacks, having been appointed in 2016. He plays as a fullback and wing, but has occasionally played as a centre and halfback.