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Ben Spina

Laurie Spina

100 kg

1.86 m

Rugby Player

Date joined

Ben Spina (born 26 April 1988) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. He plays at second-row and lock.



Ben Spina Inghams Spina ready to go after breaking into Cowboys ranks

Born in Sydney while his father, Laurie, was playing for Eastern Suburbs, Spina grew up in Ingham, Queensland and played his junior football for the Herbert River Crushers before being signed by the North Queensland Cowboys. In 2008, Spina played for the Cowboys' NYC team.

Ben Spina Ben Spina just doing his job for Cowboys Townsville Bulletin

In 2009, Spina joined the Northern Pride RLFC in the Queensland Cup. In 2011, Spina signed a 3-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys starting in 2012. In 2012 and 2013, Spina won the Northern Pride RLFC Player of the Year awards. In 2013, Spina played for the Queensland Residents. In 2014, Spina was again selected for the Queensland Residents, but had to withdraw due to being called up for his NRL debut.


In Round 17 of the 2014 NRL season, Spina made his NRL debut for the Cowboys against the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Ben Spina Cowboys prop Ben Spina takes NRL chances as they come Townsville

Spina was a member of the Northern Pride's Grand Final winning Queensland Cup and 2014 NRL State Championship winning sides.

Ben Spina Spina on for two more years Townsville Bulletin

On 9 October 2014, Spina re-signed with the Cowboys on a 1-year contract.


On 10 June 2015, Spina re-signed with the Cowboys on a 2-year contract.


On 5 May, Spina was named on the interchange bench in QRL journalist Tony Webeck's Queensland Residents team of the past 10 years. He played two games off the bench for the Cowboys in 2016.

Personal life

Spina is the son of former North Queensland Cowboys player and inaugural captain, Laurie Spina, becoming the first father-son duo to play for the Cowboys, and the brother of Brisbane Roar FC W-League player Ashley Spina.

Spina is an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government.


Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season


Ben Spina Wikipedia

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