Ben Barba (born 13 June 1989) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who last played for St Helens in the Super League. He primarily plays as a fullback and five-eighth. He was banned by both the NRL and RFL in February 2019 following an assault on his partner.Barba won the Dally M Medal award for best player of the year in 2012 while he was at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Barba previously played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2008–13, the Brisbane Broncos in 2014 and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2015–16. He was part of the Cronulla team that won their maiden premiership title in the 2016 season. In 2018, he won the Man of Steel award for Super League player of the year while playing for St Helens. Barba is the second man to win both the Dally M Medal and the Man of Steel award, after Gavin Miller.
Barba had a brief spell as a professional rugby union footballer with RC Toulonnais.