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Benjamin Chapman


25 years old and I suffer from a slightly obsessive sporting disorder. Undertook my BA in Film & Journalism at the University of Queensland where I played rugby union in the Queensland Premiership. I hold three passports (Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Portugal) and have represented T&T in cricket, rugby and equestrian. Worked for McCann Erickson as a copywriter and consider the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack absorbing reading.


Stories by Benjamin

  • Brumbies stampede tame Lions
    The Brumbies became the first provincial side in 16 years to beat the British and Irish Lions after a dramatic 14-12 victory at Canberra Stadium on Tuesday.
  • Halfpenny sets scoring record as Lions triumph
    Leigh Halfpenny scored a record 30 points as the British and Irish Lions defeated the New South Wales Waratahs 47-17 at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.
  • Mourinho press conference causes frenzy
    Jose Mourinho’s first press conference since his return to Chelsea sparked chaotic scenes around Stamford Bridge on Monday.
  • Reds revved up for Lions scalp
    Queensland Reds utility back Jonathon Lance is confident they can do something ‘special’ and replicate the 1971 Reds tomorrow.
  • Six Nations 2013 Preview: Ireland V Wales
    Ireland against Wales is going to be a test for both sides, each team has pulled in numerous uncapped players and this game will prove who is up to the challenge.
  • Six Nations 2013 Preview: England V Scotland
    The Calcutta Cup is always a fairly fierce contest, with national pride at stake there’s usually plenty of big hits to look forward to.
  • Six Nations 2013 Preview: Italy V France
    Last time France took a trip to Rome they ended up red-faced as underdogs Italy pulled off an upset. This time it’s down to the French to step up to the mark, as the ever-improving Italy are ready for the challenge.
  • Alternative Sports Personality of the Year 2012
    BBC’s ‘The Sports Personality of the Year’ awards will every year, without fail, cause some form of uproar regardless of their results. It is the ambiguity of the title ‘Sports Personality’ that causes frustration among its viewers. However, it is because of this ambiguity that we can draw up an alternative list of Sports ‘personalities’ that have made us laugh, cry and cringe.
  • SPOTY Contenders - Sir Chris Hoy
    The BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be awarded on 16th December and in the weeks preceding the event, the Sports Gazette will be reviewing the contenders for the main award. In this edition we look at the incomparable Sir Chris Hoy.
  • Interview: Wallaby Hooker James 'Chibba' Hanson
    The Autumn Internationals serve up another feast for rugby lovers as England welcome Australia to Twickenham this Saturday. As rivalries go, they don’t come any bigger and I was fortunate enough to sit down with a former teammate of mine Wallaby hooker, James ‘Chibba’ Hanson, for an exclusive interview with the Sports Gazette.
  • Simms Rugby Union run riot against London Medics
    St. Mary’s University College (SMUC) men’s rugby union 1st XV blew away Kings College London Medics with a resounding 46-7 win on Wednesday.
  • Rugby Union 1st XV Stick it to Brunel University
    St. Mary’s University College (SMUC) men’s rugby union 1st XV got their season off to the best possible start with a fiery 27-18 victory away to arch-rivals Brunel University on Wednesday.