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George
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George
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George
Smith

George Smith is a giant of Australian rugby and is arguably the greatest Wallaby of all time. Discover more about his career with rugby gurus RugbyPass.

George Smith Bio

George Smith is a legend of Australian rugby. Throughout his distinguished career, he was capped 111 times by Australia and 142 times by the Brumbies.

Born 14 July 1980, George Smith enjoyed a distinguished junior career where he often played above his age group. In 1999, Eddie Jones signed him to represent the ACT Brumbies. In his first year of professional rugby in 2000, he made his debut for the side and began to make regular appearances. Remarkably considering his lack of senior rugby, he was capped for Australia for the first time during the same year.

Over the course of the next decade, George Smith was a mainstay for both the Brumbies and Australia. During this time, he won a number of individual honours and was even voted into the Wallabies Team of the Decade. During this period, he also won the Brumbies Players’ Player of the Year award an astonishing nine times.

In 2010, George Smith then announced his retirement from international rugby and left the Brumbies to play in the Top 14 with Toulon. However, he only played for the side for one season before he joined the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan. In doing so, he signed a whopping $3.3m three-year deal.

He continued to play with the Suntory Sungoliath until 2017, but he also enjoyed stints at Stade Français (2012), Lyon (2014-15) and Wasps (2015-16) during this time. Plus, in 2013, George Smith also signed a short-term contract with the Brumbies and he was recalled to the Australia squad for the visit of the British and Irish Lions. His appearance in the third test was his 111th and final appearance for Australia.

At the end of his time with the Suntory Sungoliath in 2017, George Smith also played for Queensland Reds (2017-18) and Bristol Bears (2018-19) before he retired. Considered by some to be the greatest Wallaby of all time, today George Smith has taken on a coaching consultancy role in Japan.

Fixtures & Results

Sat Oct 2, 2021
3:05am EDT
Cbus Super Stadium
Argentina Argentina
-
3:05am
Australia Australia
Round 6
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 25, 2021
FT
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Australia Australia
-
6:00am
Argentina Argentina
Round 5
LIVE
27
8
Sat Sep 18, 2021
FT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
3:05am
South Africa South Africa
Round 4
LIVE
30
17
Sun Sep 12, 2021
FT
Cbus Super Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
6:00am
Australia Australia
Round 3
LIVE
26
28
Sun Sep 5, 2021
FT
Optus Stadium
Australia Australia
-
2:00am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 2
LIVE
21
38
Sat Aug 14, 2021
FT
Sky Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Australia Australia
Round 1
LIVE
57
22

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