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Tom Smith is one of the finest props of the modern game. Discover more about this Scotland legend’s career with RugbyPass.

Tom Smith Bio

Tom Smith was one of the finest loosehead props of the modern era. As well as representing both Scotland and the British and Irish Lions on the international stage, he also played for a number of the world’s best domestic clubs throughout his distinguished career. This included the Northampton Saints, where he played 174 games. Tom Smith was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born to a Scottish mother and an English father in London, Tom Smith first started to excel at rugby at school on the banks of Loch Rannoch. During rugby’s amateur era, he represented Dundee High School FP and Watsonians. 

Once the game turned professional in 1996, Tom Smith joined the Caledonia Reds and won the Scottish Inter-District Championship in the tournament’s inaugural season. The following season, he then represented the club in the Heineken Champions Cup.

When the Scottish rugby system restructured in 1998, Tom Smith joined the Glasgow Warriors (who were then known as the Glasgow Caledonians). However, he only stayed with the club until 1999, when he joined CA Brive in France. After two seasons in France, he then moved back to Northampton Saints, where he stayed until his retirement in 2009. During this time, he played 174 games for the side.

However, although he enjoyed a stellar domestic career, Tom Smith is best known for his international career. Between 1997 and 2005, he was capped 61 times by Scotland and became a firm favourite of Scottish fans. During this time, he also played in six consecutive British and Irish Lions test matches.

After his rugby career ended in 2009, Tom Smith moved into coaching. During his coaching career, he was a forwards coach for both Edinburgh (2009-2012) and Lyon OU (2012-15). Sadly, in 2019, it was announced that Tom Smith was suffering from stage four cancer. 

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Fri Jun 24, 2022
8:00pm EDT
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Chile Chile
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8:00pm
Scotland Scotland
1st Test
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Sat Jul 2, 2022
3:10pm EDT
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Argentina Argentina
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3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
1st Test
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Sat Jul 9, 2022
11:00am EDT
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Argentina Argentina
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11:00am
Scotland Scotland
2nd Test
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Sat Jul 16, 2022
11:00am EDT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
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11:00am
Scotland Scotland
3rd Test
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Sat Feb 4, 2023
11:45am EST
Twickenham
England England
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11:45am
Scotland Scotland
Round 1
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Sat Feb 11, 2023
11:45am EST
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
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11:45am
France France
Round 2
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Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00am EST
Stade De France
France France
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10:00am
Scotland Scotland
Round 3
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Sun Mar 12, 2023
11:00am EDT
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
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11:00am
Ireland Ireland
Round 4
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Sat Mar 18, 2023
8:30am EDT
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
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8:30am
Italy Italy
Round 5
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