Ben Blair joined the Blues in the summer of 2006 after ending his New Zealand club career on a winning note by helping Canterbury to victory against Otago, kicking a penalty and two conversions, in the Ranfurly Shield final at the Jade Stadium. All four of his Test caps were earned overseas playing against Scotland & Argentina 2001, and then England & Wales in 2002 and only Simon Culhane has scored more points on debut for the All Blacks than Blair's 38 against Ireland A at Belfast in 2001. A prolific goal kicker, Ben made his debut for Cardiff Blues against Leinster in Dublin, in September 2006 and kicked all the point for the Blues that evening. He reached the 100 point mark in the Magners League after only nine games and went on to win the Magners League Player of the Month in November 2006. Ben was also voted the player of the season, for the 2007/08 season, by the supporters' club. Adopted Club: Llanishen / Old Illtudian.