Ben Lam

Ben Lam
191

SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 191
  • Position: Wing
  • Born: 09/06/91
  • Height: 1.94m
  • Weight: 105kg
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2014 v Canterbury
  • Blues Debut: 2012 v Stormers
  • Blues Caps: 7

Lam was a latecomer to rugby, yet made up for lost time almost immediately after leaving high school. He grew up pursuing athletics at St Peter’s College, specifically the 100m (breaking 11 seconds), 200m and long jump and has used that speed and strength to dominate the wing in both Sevens and Rugby.

Lam was first selected for Sir Gordon Tietjiens NZ Sevens team at the end of 2012, after earning a spot on the Auckland squad and Blues’ Wider Training Group the same year. His first Sevens tournament was Dubai in December 2012 and he continued to impress, helping the team earn a silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.