Andrew Smith (rugby)

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Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith rugby 2015.jpg
Full name Andrew Smith
Date of birth (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Central Coast Rays 7 (15)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–15
2015
Munster
Montpellier
21
8
(30)
(5)
Correct as of 8 Nov 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–14, 16− Brumbies 55 (30)
Correct as of 22 July 2016

Andrew Smith (born 10 January 1985 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian rugby union player, currently playing for Australian Super Rugby side the Brumbies. He plays as a Centre.

Early life[edit]

Smith played junior club rugby for Lindfield Rugby Club and then St Ives Rugby Union Club, representing Gordon District in the annual State Championships.

Brumbies[edit]

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Smith made his Brumbies debut during the 2010 Super 14 season against the Blues in Auckland. After a horror run of injuries, Smith returned during the 2013 Super Rugby season, setting up a crucial try against the British and Irish Lions during a tour game.

Munster[edit]

On 1 May 2014, it was announced that Smith would be joining Irish province Munster upon the conclusion of the 2014 Super Rugby season.[1] Smith made his debut for Munster on 5 September 2014, starting in the sides 13-14 defeat in the opening Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh.[2][3] He scored his first try for Munster on 19 September 2014, against Zebre.[4] He started in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game against Sale Sharks on 18 October 2014.[5] Smith scored a try in Munster's 42-20 win against Connacht on 28 March 2015.[6] Smith played in the final of the Guinness Pro 12, against Glasgow, he scored Munster's only try, and they lost the game 31 to 13.

Montpellier[edit]

Smith joined Montpellier Hérault Rugby after leaving Munster. He signed a short-term deal running until 31 October 2015 to provide cover for the senior team during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Return to Brumbies[edit]

On 1 October 2015, it was announced that Smith will re-join the Brumbies for the 2016 and 2017 Super Rugby seasons, having signed a two-year contract.[7]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 25 July 2016[8]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2010 Brumbies 5 3 2 279 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Brumbies 9 8 1 633 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2012 Brumbies 16 15 1 1208 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2013 Brumbies 7 4 3 252 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Brumbies 13 2 11 230 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Brumbies 5 0 5 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 55 32 23 2688 6 0 0 0 30 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munster Sign Andrew Smith". munsterrugby.ie. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Munster Squad Named For Season Opener". munsterrugby.ie. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Munster Lose Opener To Edinburgh". munsterrugby.ie. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Zebo Hat-Trick Against Zebre". munsterrugby.ie. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Keatley Kicks Munster On". munsterrugby.ie. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bonus Point Win At Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brumbies bring back Smith for 2016". planetrugby.com. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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