|Date of birth||31 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Whangarei, New Zealand|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Budd played in the NPC with the shirt of Northland, while also training with the Auckland Blues in the Super Rugby. Also suitable as a second row, Budd is a good jumper and is famous for his fancy offloads. He comes from the NEC Green Rockets, a team of Japanese Championship before joining Benetton.
Budd arrived in Italy in the season 2012/2013 from the Japanese club NEC Green Rockets. Having spent 5 years at the club, Budd has won 85 caps to date.
In April 2017, Budd signed a contract renewal with Treviso for the 2017/18 season and beyond.
Treviso Head Coach Kieran Crowley named Budd as captain for the 2017–18 season. He is currently living with his pet dog Due.