Ben Alexander


Ben Alexander is the most experienced prop in Australian rugby history. A former loosehead who over the last four years has transferred his skills permanently to tighthead, Alexander has been a mainstay in both the Brumbies and Wallabies configurations since he debuted for state and country back in 2008. After Round 1 of the 2015 Super Rugby season, Alexander became the club’s eighth centurion, the first since Mark Chisholm back in 2011. Alexander was a NSW Schoolboy in 2002 before linking with the Uni-Norths club in the national capital while he was studying at the University of Canberra. From there he made an ascension to the Australian U21s in 2003 and the Brumbies Academy the year later. A badly broken leg hampered his progress in 2005, but successful stints with the Bedford Blues in England and the Western Sydney Rams in the former Australian provincial competition were enough to see Alexander fill an Academy spot under Laurie Fisher going into 2008. From there Alexander has been a regular starter, finding himself sixth on the Brumbies all time consecutive games played list behind players like George Gregan, George Smith and Bill Young.