- Chester (England)
Ben came to the Saints with a reputation as an extremely talented footballer and since joining the club he has done nothing to dispel that - if anything that perception has been enhanced.
Although he came to the Gardens with aspirations to be the Saints' scrum-half, once he moved to full back - winning back-to-back man of the match performances in the process - Ben cemented himself as one of the team's prime attacking weapons.
A first England cap was followed by a European Challenge Cup winner's medal, and as 2009/10 continued Ben established himself as England's pre-eminent full back. His first start came in the 6 Nations trip to France where Ben would score his first England try before he was chosen to head down under with the national squad in the summer.