Ben Funnell

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Although just 24 years old, this will be Funnell's fourth 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 also captained the Crusader Knights development team in 2012.  He impressed enough in his first season for Canterbury to earn selection for the Crusaders squad the following year.  
He is a player that has continued to steadily improve as he has had more game time, and with former teammate Corey Flynn now playing overseas his opportunities for game time will only increase.

Player Stats

Last Name

Funnell

Height

1.80m

Weight

105kg

Born

6/06/1990

Provincial Caps

34

Provincial Debut

2011 vs North Otago

Provincial Points

10 (2t)

Place Of Birth

Palmerston North

Position

Hooker