Travels from: Queensland
A former professional rugby league footballer and sporting media personality
Categories: Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
As a former rugby league footballer, Ben Ikin is an expert on all things sport. Currently, Ben hosts ‘NRL 360’ each week, as well as works as a rugby league columnist for The Australian.
During his rugby career, Ben represented the nation twice, and was a State of Origin mainstay for the Queensland Maroons. As the youngest ever player for the Maroons, he represented his state on 17 occasions and made 150 appearances in the NRL during his decade-long career.
Stepping away from playing rugby, Ben went into the media to cover the sport. He became a regular panel list on the Nine Network’s 'The Sunday Roast' and One HD’s 'One Week at a Time' before joining Fox Sports in 2012. In his role at Fox Sports, Ben provides his expert analysis during live coverage, as well as hosts ‘NRL 360’.
Prior to working in the media, Ben sat in a variety of senior roles within the property and construction industry. He currently sits as a board member of the Queensland Rugby League and the Men of League Foundation, and was the former director of the North QLD Cowboys.
As a speaker, Ben is highly in demand. His presentations combine his sporting and business experience with his life experiences.