Dyne Fenton Smith
|Full name||Dyne Fenton Smith|
|Date of birth||21 July 1890|
|Place of birth||Hove, Sussex, England|
|Date of death||28 August 1969(aged 79)|
|Rugby union career|
Dyne Fenton Smith (21 July 1890 – 28 August 1969) was an English rugby union international who played on two occasions for his country and was part of the first official British Isles team that toured South Africa in 1910.
Dyne Fenton Smith was born in 1890 in Hove, Sussex, the eldest son of Charles Edward Smith, a stock jobber who although born in France was of British parentage, and his wife Caroline Constance Fenton from Goodmanham, Yorkshire. Dyne had a number of siblings, including younger brother Leonard and younger sister Enid.
Smith played his club rugby for Richmond F.C. He made his Test debut for England vs Wales at Twickenham on 15 Jan 1910, in which game England were victorious. He played once again in the draw against Ireland on 12 February. This was his last game for England, but he was selected for the first official British Isles team that toured South Africa in 1910 (in that it was sanctioned and selected by the four Home Nations official governing bodies). He played on all three tests.
International matches played
- for England
- for British Isles
First World War
Smith married in 1911 and for a time lived in Walton-on-Thames where he had a firm, Fenton Smith Bros.
- Profile on Scrum.com
- British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920