Toby Smith (rugby union)

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Toby Smith
Toby Smith 2014.jpg
Smith in 2014
Birth nameToby James Smith
Date of birth (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Kirwan, Australia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight116 kg (256 lb; 18 st 4 lb)
School Hamilton Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Senior career
Melbourne Rising
International career
New Zealand U20
Barbarian F.C.

Toby Smith (born 10 October 1988) is a retired Australian rugby union player. He played prop for the Chiefs, Rebels andHurricanes in Super Rugby, and for the Australian national rugby union team internationally. [1] [2] [3]


Playing career


Smith began his rugby career in New Zealand, debuting for ITM Cup team Waikato in 2008.


Smith played for the Chiefs in Super Rugby between 2010 and 2013, helping the team win back-to-back Super Rugby titles in 2012 and 2013.

Rebels & Wallabies

In 2014, Smith joined the Melbourne Rebels, and the Melbourne Rising of the National Rugby Championship. Smith was named in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship in 2015, and was later named in the Wallabies' 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, despite being uncapped. On 5 September, he made his international debut coming off the bench against the United States in a Rugby World Cup Warm-up match. Smith notably appeared in the Wallabies' semi-final victory over Argentina, and received a silver medal after Australia's loss to the All Blacks in the final. [4]


In 2018 Smith returned to New Zealand, this time playing for the Wellington Super Rugby side the Hurricanes. [5]

Following the 2019 rugby season, Smith, aged 31, announced his retirement from the game due to issues with concussion. [6]

Super Rugby statistics

As of 5 November 2017 [7]
2010 Chiefs 6332731000500
2011 Chiefs 12755171000500
2012 Chiefs 8443841000500
2013 Chiefs 11836800000000
2014 Rebels 131217570000000
2015 Rebels 1515010541000500
2016 Rebels 141409661000500
2017 Rebels 8714981000500
2018 Hurricanes 131307050000000
2019 Hurricanes 8714270000000

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