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James Benjamin
James Benjamin
Back Row
Age: 25
Date of birth: 21st February 1994
Place of birth: Newport
Height: 182cm / 5' 11''
Weight: 98kg / 15st 6lbs
Clubs: Cross Keys,Bedwas,Pontypool
Education: Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Newport,Coleg Gwent
Honours: Wales U20

James Benjamin is one of the region’s home-grown talents having progressed through the Dragons Academy and age grade sides. The Newport-born forward has also made appearances for Premiership sides Cross Keys and Bedwas in the back row.

The back row quickly turned heads during his time in the Premiership as was called into the Wales Under-20s squad and made his international debut during a win over France in October 2013.

He made his senior debut for Dragons at flanker against London Wasps at Rodney Parade in 2013.

Benjamin has also impressed on the Sevens stage and was part of the Welsh squad for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

The back row, who can also operate at centre, made his 50th appearance for Dragons in April 2018 at the Principality Stadium against Scarlets.

PLAYING RECORD
SEASON P W D L T C P DG PTS
2013/2014 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2013/2014
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
16/11/2013 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2014 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0
2014/2015 16 7 0 9 2 0 0 0 10
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2014/2015
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
24/10/2014 Newcastle Falcons Rep 0 0 0 0 0
01/11/2014 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
07/11/2014 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0
14/11/2014 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/11/2014 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2014 Bucuresti Wolves Rep 0 0 0 0 0
01/02/2015 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0
08/02/2015 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0
01/03/2015 Zebre Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
08/03/2015 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
28/03/2015 Benetton Rugby Treviso FL 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2015 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
12/04/2015 Leinster Rep 2 0 0 0 10
17/04/2015 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
25/04/2015 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
16/05/2015 Munster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
2015/2016 8 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2015/2016
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
04/09/2015 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
11/09/2015 Zebre Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
03/10/2015 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/01/2016 Leinster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
05/02/2016 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
11/02/2016 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
25/02/2016 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
07/05/2016 Zebre Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
2016/2017 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2016/2017
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
16/12/2016 Worcester Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
2017/2018 24 7 2 15 2 0 0 0 10
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2017/2018
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
02/09/2017 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
08/09/2017 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/09/2017 Connacht N8 0 0 0 0 0
30/09/2017 Southern Kings N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/10/2017 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
14/10/2017 Newcastle Falcons N8 0 0 0 0 0
21/10/2017 Enissey STM N8 0 0 0 0 0
27/10/2017 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/11/2017 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2017 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0
24/11/2017 Leinster N8 1 0 0 0 5
01/12/2017 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
08/12/2017 Enissey STM N8 0 0 0 0 0
15/12/2017 Newcastle Falcons N8 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2017 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2017 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2018 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
13/01/2018 Union Bordeaux-Begles FL 1 0 0 0 5
20/01/2018 Union Bordeaux-Begles Rep 0 0 0 0 0
02/02/2018 Worcester Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/02/2018 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/02/2018 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
02/03/2018 Southern Kings FL 0 0 0 0 0
28/04/2018 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
2018/2019 8 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 5
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2018/2019
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
08/12/2018 Northampton Saints Rep 0 0 0 0 0
15/12/2018 ASM Clermont Auvergne Rep 0 0 0 0 0
30/12/2018 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2019 Scarlets Rep 1 0 0 0 5
11/01/2019 RCM Timisoara Saracens N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/01/2019 ASM Clermont Auvergne Rep 0 0 0 0 0
15/02/2019 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
23/02/2019 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 59 20 2 37 5 0 0 0 25
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