Ben was a tall running forward who could score a try when needed and was a member of the 1952 Norths semifinalists team that was successful against St George 21-9 but bowed out of the finals against South Sydney 26-12.
In his three years of first grade for North Sydney, Ben amassed 26 tries for a total of 78 points!
In a 1953 Sunday Herald article Haslam Clinches Victory, Ben was not only in a position to score the winning try but was part of a Norths forward pack that “took charge” and “were the side’s strength.”
Ben Haslem represented Sydney in a match against the American All-Stars played in 1953 having also represented in 1952.
Ben was also a Newcastle Firsts representative player in 1951.
The North Sydney Club sends it’s condolences to his family and friends.
NSW Sydney 1sts 1952-53, (including the match against the American All-Stars)
Newcastle 1sts 1951
North Sydney 1st grade – 1952 to 1954 – 54 games – 26t (78pts)