Tyran Smith

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Tyran Smith
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Personal information
Full nameTyran Carl Smith
Born (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974 (age 44)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
PositionSecond-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–96 South Sydney 52 8 0 0 32
1997 North Qld Cowboys 9 1 0 0 4
1997 Hunter Mariners 2 0 0 0 0
1998 Auckland Warriors 10 1 0 0 4
1999 Balmain Tigers 16 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Wests Tigers 42 6 0 0 24
2002–05 Canberra Raiders 57 5 0 0 20
Total 188 21 0 0 84
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–00 New Zealand 10 1 0 0 4
2000 Aotearoa Māori 3 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

Tyran Carl Smith (born 15 March 1974)[3] is a New Zealand former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He along with Darrien Doherty are the only two players in the game's history to date to have the distinction of playing first grade for seven different clubs. He now works as a player agent.

Playing career[edit]

During his long career he played in the NSWRL Premiership, Australian Rugby League, Super League (Australia) and finally the National Rugby League. During this time he competed for a record seven clubs and represented both New Zealand and the Aotearoa Māori, competing for the later at the 2000 World Cup. He retired in 2005 with a long term neck injury.[4][5]

A member of the inaugural Wests Tigers side at the start of the 2000 season, Smith was named the club's player of the year.[6]

Later years[edit]

Smith is the brother-in-law of fellow NRL footballer Anthony Mundine, having married his sister, Kellie.[7]

He is now a Director of Sportsplayer Management alongside John Hopoate.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Yesterday's Hero
  3. ^ SMITH, TYRAN CARL 1994, 1996 - 97, 2000 - KIWI #658 nzleague.co.nz
  4. ^ Neck injury ends Tyran Smith's career ABC Sport, 31 August 2005
  5. ^ "Injury forces Kiwi Smith to retire". Television New Zealand. AAP. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  6. ^ David Middleton (editor) (2010). "2010 Official Rugby League Annual". Alexandria NSW, 2015: News Magazines for the National Rugby League: 181.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Beau Mundine signs for Canberra". The Age. Australia: The Age Company Ltd. 2004-05-05. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  8. ^ Tyran Smith is all business Sunday Star Times, 6 July 2008.
  9. ^ Tyran Smith SportsPlayer Management

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