Craig Smith (rugby union)

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Craig Smith
Full name Craig James Smith
Date of birth (1978-08-30) 30 August 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Fulford, York, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
School Berwick County High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Nelson Bays



Craig James Smith (born 30 August 1978) is a Scottish professional rugby union player, currently in the French second-level Rugby Pro D2. club Narbonne. Previously, he had spent nine seasons in Scotland with Edinburgh Rugby and also played for Racing Métro.


Craig Smith played in all three Test matches on Scotland’s 2004 summer tour to Australia, all three autumn Test games in 2005, and came on as a replacement in every Scotland game in the 2006 RBS Six Nations Championship.

Previously, he played in both Test matches on Scotland’s 2002 tour of North America. Before the tour he had played at loose-head prop in the non-cap match against the Barbarians, but he lined up on the right of the scrum when he started matches on the tour. He first appeared for the Scottish national side as a substitute in the non-cap game against the Barbarians in May 2001.

He won his first Scotland A cap during the 2000–2001 season against Italy and has played 10 times at that level. He also played for the Stoke club in New Zealand’s South Island and was selected for Nelson Bays against Scotland during the national team’s 2000 summer tour. On his return to Scotland in 2000 he was contracted by Edinburgh. Craig has represented Scotland at all age-grade levels and was in the Scotland under-19 squad who beat England in 1997. The former pupil of Berwick County High School has also played for Scottish Students, Scotland Development XV and the Scottish Co-optimists. Before a stint with Melrose RFC, Craig played his club rugby at Berwick RFC.

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