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Ben Hampton

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Cowboys

Player Bio

Height:
179 cm
Weight:
89 kg
Age:
27
Date of Birth:
29 February 1992
Birthplace:
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Nickname:
Hamster
Debut Club:
Melbourne Storm
Opposition:
Gold Coast Titans
Date:
24 June 2013
Round:
15
Previous Club:
Melbourne Storm
Junior Club:
Mareeba Gladiators
Biography:

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Cowboy #261

Mareeba product Ben Hampton returned home to North Queensland for the 2017 season after a lengthy stint south to take up a three-year deal with the Cowboys.

He spent the previous four seasons playing for the Melbourne Storm, racking up 35 appearances, including a spot in the final 17 for the 2016 NRL grand final against the Cronullla Sharks.

In his 2016 NRL campaign, he played 19 games, averaging 40 running metres and 10 tackles, while scoring one try and setting up three.

In his first season as a Cowboy, Hampton had a strong year and was a mainstay of Paul Green’s bench rotation, the 25-year often called upon to play in a number of positions, including fullback, in the halves and as a back-up hooker to first-choice No.9 Jake Granville.

After making his Cowboys debut in Round 2 against the Broncos in that 21-20 golden point cliffhanger, Hampton played in all but one of the team’s remaining games in 2017, including a stint in the halves as Green contemplated life without inspirational co-captain Johnathan Thurston.

One of the NRL’s most versatile players, Ben Hampton continued to thrive as the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ ‘Mr Fix It’ again in 2018.

Hampton saved his best football for last in 2018. With regular No.1 Te Maire Martin missing through an ankle injury, Hampton moved back to fullback for the final two games of the season and scored memorable doubles in both games.

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Favourite movie: Step Brothers
Favourite athlete growing up: Jamie Lyon
Who would play you in a movie?: The old man
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?: Lamb cutlets
Most ridiculous fact you know: During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools
First CD: Brooks and Dunn
Run on song: Beer Can - Luke Brooks
Event you would most like to attend: Coachella
One superpower: Teleport
Childhood career ambition: I think I wanted to be a vet until Mum said I had to be good at school to do that
Pre-game meal: Used to be pasta, but now anything
Favourite joke: Why did the old man fall down the well? Because he couldn’t see that well.
One word to describe yourself: Laid back

Career

Appearances
83
Tries
15

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Storm 2013 2 - 2 - - 2 - 8 189 94.45 - - - - 55 8 2 202 101.25 101 - -
Storm 2014 11 6 5 - 55% 2 - 8 1,688 153.46 - 6 4 1 347 205 33 683 62.15 30 389 35.4
Storm 2015 3 - 3 - - 1 - 4 400 133.33 - 2 - 1 119 52 6 235 78.57 12 124 41.3
Storm 2016 19 13 6 - 68% 1 - 4 61 3.07 - - 3 3 200 196 16 750 37.51 24 308 15.4
Cowboys 2017 26 15 11 - 58% 1 - 4 427 16.44 - 1 2 2 865 373 32 680 26.18 58 467 18.0
Cowboys 2018 22 7 15 - 32% 8 - 32 311 13.54 - 1 2 6 546 208 25 1,670 72.63 359 649 28.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Cowboys 2017 2018 48 22 26 - - 9 - 36 762 15.55 - - 4 8 - 581 57 2,351 47.00 418 1,116 22.8

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