Born: 14 December, 1991 – Auckland
Test record: 1 Test (2014) – 0 points
A succession of serious injuries brought versatile Ben Henry’s NRL career to an end at just 24 years of age, but he played one Test for New Zealand in 2014.
The Kelston Boys’ High School-educated, Bay Roskill Vikings junior broke into the Warriors’ under-20s team as a 17-year-old in 2009. He went on to play an NYC-record 64 games, culminating in captaining the side to a golden point grand final victory over North Queensland in 2011.
Henry played all 24 NRL games for the Warriors in 2012 – predominantly at centre – to scoop the Warriors’ and NZRL’s Rookie of the Year awards.
A ruptured ACL cut Henry’s 2013 campaign short in May, but he recovered to earn a call-up for the new-look Kiwis’ 2014 Anzac Test assignment. He started in the uncustomary hooker role in a gutsy 30-18 defeat in Sydney.
Henry featured in 16 games for the Warriors in 2014 and moved into the second-row, but another ACL tear early in 2015 and a broken kneecap in the opening round of 2016 saw him announce his retirement.
Moving into a Wellbeing and Education role at the Warriors, Henry later returned to the field for Bay Roskill Vikings.