Ben Te'o is a retired player most recently playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Ben Te'o "pronounced teh oh" (born 27 January 1987 in New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. Te'o is a Samoan international and previously played for the Wests Tigers and the Brisbane Broncos. He primarily plays in the second-row.
A Hibiscus Coast Raiders junior, Te'o was selected to play for the New Zealand Unders 16's in 2003 and was also a member of the 2005 Junior Kiwis.
In the 2007 NRL season Te'o debuted for the Wests Tigers in Round 9 in their 27-8 win against the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium. Then the next week in Round 10 Te'o scored his first try ever in first grade in the Tigers 30-26 win against the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. Te'o played 14 games and scored 2 tries in the 2007 NRL season. In September 2007, he was called into the New Zealand Kiwis train-on squad with several other Wests Tigers players but was not selected for the tour of Great Britain. Te'o scored his first 4 pointer for the year in Round 6 of the 2008 Rugby League Century Round with the Tigers winning 30-10 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Cricket Ground. He later scored 2 tries in Tigers 34-22 loss to his new club in 2009 the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium in Round 8. He scored his last points of 2008 when he scored 2 tries in the Tigers 56-4 win against the 2008 NRL wooden spooners the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Round 21. He played his final game for the Wests Tigers in the final round of the NRL 2008 Season in Round 26 in the Tigers 28-12 win against the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park. Te'o played 22 games and score 8 tries in the 2008 NRL season.