Rohan Smith (rugby league)

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Rohan Smith
Personal information
Born (1981-05-06) 6 May 1981 (age 39)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight14 st 0 lb (89 kg)
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
201617 Bradford Bulls 20140670
Representative
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
2009 Tonga 30030
As of 3 February 2021

Rohan Smith is an Australian rugby league coach who is a former head coach of Tonga and the Bradford Bulls. [1] [2]

Contents

Background

Smith was born in Australia.

Coaching career

He was assistant coach to his father Brian Smith at the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. [3]

In 2009 he was the head coach of the Newcastle Knights NYC team. [2] [4]

He was assistant coach to his father Brian Smith at the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League competition during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. [4] He spent four years as an assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors. [4] [5]

He was formerly assistant to the Tony Rea at the Harlequins RL in the Super League competition, spending two seasons at the club. [6] [7]

He is the son of the former Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith [1] [8] and brother of Keegan Smith, the strength and power coach of the Sydney Roosters. [9] and nephew to the Warrington Wolves and former England national team coach, Tony Smith. [6]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Lowes
2014-2016
Coach
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Bradford Bulls

2016-2017
Succeeded by
Geoff Toovey
2017
Preceded by
Jim Dymock
2006-2008
Coach
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Tonga

2009
Succeeded by
Charlie Tonga
2010-2013

Bradford Bulls

Smith was recruited as the head coach of the Bradford Bulls midway through the 2016 season, after the departure of James Lowes. He signed a 3-year deal with the Bradford Bulls.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Tonga finalises team to face Kiwis". Parramatta Eels. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  3. "Rohan Smith". Sydney Roosters. 2010. Retrieved 10-03-2010.Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. 1 2 3 "NYC Coaching Staff Profile". Newcastle Knights. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  5. Mann named to head foundation New Zealand Herald, 19 March 2003
  6. 1 2 Rej, Arindam (26 March 2006). "0-60 in 80 minutes". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  7. Cullen captures top Kiwi The Telegraph, 14 July 2004
  8. "Trent Robinson undecided on future at Knights". The Herald. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  9. http://www.watoday.com.au/sport/roosters-have-deal-of-a-lifetime-for-sonny-bill-if-he-wants-to-stay-20130914-2tre4.html