Ben Barba

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Player No. 704
Grade NRL
Nickname X-factor
Position Fullback, Five-Eight
Contract 2012
Height 177cm (5' 10")
Weight 86kg (190lbs)
DOB 13th Jun 1989
Origin Darwin, NT, Australia
Debut Vs St George Illawarra - 28th Jul 2008
Dog Years (7) 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club Norths Devils Mackay

Biography Ben Barba joined the Bulldogs in 2007 mid-season from Norths Devils in Mackay. He played the remainder of the year in Jersey Flegg, scoring 13 tries and kicked 33 goals in just 10 appearances.

Ben continued his scoring into the new year when he played in the inaugural Under 20 National Youth Competition. In 17 appearances, Barba scored 28 tries, kicked 70 goals and two field goals for a total of 254 points before getting the call up to first grade.

With Ben Roberts stood down for disciplinary reasons, Barba was called upon to make his NRL debut off the bench against the Dragons.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 2008 4 1 0 0 4
1 2009 4 1 0 0 4
1 2010 21 15 0 0 60
1 2011 24 23 0 0 92
1 2012 27 22 0 0 88
1 2013 17 9 0 0 36
Total: 97 71 0 0 284
Average (per year): 16.2 11.8 0 0 47.3
Average (per game): 0.7 0 0 2.9

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 7 155 146 137 2 860
Average (per year): 22.1 20.9 19.6 0.3 122.9
Average (per game): 0.9 0.9 0 5.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts

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