Ben Hornby


Club Appearances: 273

Club Debut Year: 2000

Club Final Year: 2012

Position: Utility Back

Club Points: 262

Club Tries: 59

Club Field Goals: 2

Representative Honours:

  • NSW Origin: 3
  • Australia: 1
Appearances breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 273
Points breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 262

A product of the Corrimal JRLFC, was a permanent fixture in the Dragons’ first-grade line-up from 2002, as a fullback, five-eighth and halfback. Became the Red V’s full-time No. 7 in 2008. In 2010, became just the second back in club history, after Johnny Hawke in 1949, to captain the Dragons to a premiership. Spent his entire NRL career with St George Illawarra, was the club’s player of the year in 2003, and surpassed Norm Provan’s record for most first-grade games by a Dragons player in early 2012. Played his one Test in 2006 as a halfback, the first Dragon to play halfback for Australia since Billy Smith in 1970. First captained St George Illawarra in 2003 and was appointed full-time skipper when Mark Gasnier moved to France and Wayne Bennett came to the club as coach in 2009

Played a total of 273 games games for St George Illawarra