Ben’s Blog 🏉 🧑‍💻

Ben Alexander
A weekly blog about Rugby and Retirement by a retired Rugby player.
Created 07 Jul 2020
  • What next for Ben's Blog?
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 9
    It’s been over a year since I started blogging, and while I’m enjoying writing, I’ve been thinking about whether I should to keep it up. I only started writing after realising my struggles in retireme...
  • If I could have my career over again
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 5 14
    4 wins on the trot and all these comebacks have got me pumped, and I’d be lying if I said the thought of putting the boots back on hadn’t crossed my mind. First Andrew Kellaway, then Quade Cooper, and...
  • Andrew Barr is leaving us in the dark
    26 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 2
    Dear Chief Minister, We love living in Canberra, and the city did really well to delay Delta’s arrival. But as working parents with young children, we are struggling with the lack of a clear pathway o...
  • Why I was wrong about Taniela Tupou
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 12
    How good was Saturday night! The Wallabies completed back-to-back wins against the World Champs, and while the win a week earlier had a thrilling finish, I enjoyed Saturday’s match more because I was ...
  • Rock Bottom, Mates and the Arc
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 4
    Once upon a time, there was young man named Matt Breen. Matt loved sport and his mates, and decided to go backpacking through Europe with them after graduating from school. He having a blast as they h...
  • A helping hand
    07 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 7 18
    Sunday was a sad Father’s Day for me. I couldn’t see my Dad because of lockdown and it was the first Father’s Day without my Grandpa. Grandpa, Nana and I at Grandpa's 90th Grandpa passed away last mon...
  • How Alfred works
    01 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Lockdown aside, it’s been a good week so far. I got my first jab, received some great news that I’ll share soon, and after 5 loooooonnnggg years, the Alfred subscription service was finally launched! ...
  • Beware of the light bulb moment
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    5 years ago, I had a light bulb moment that would change the course of my life forever. I was on leave from Rugby following the birth of our twins, and once Jen and I settled them into a good routine,...
  • A guest blog... sort of
    07 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I was lucky to play with some great players, and non more so than Daniel Palmer. One of the game’s best scrummagers, Dan is an incredibly smart bloke (probably why he chose to play in the front row) a...
  • Liz Cambage
    24 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 8 2
    I don’t watch women’s Basketball and I don’t know Liz Cambage. But after the recent events, I do feel sorry for her. I once asked to sit out a test match because the stress of playing outweighed the e...
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