George Smith

Forward + Rugby Player + American Football Player
Born Jul 14, 1980

George Smith AM is an Australian rugby union player. He is a flanker for Toulon. He won 110 caps for Australia before retiring from international rugby on 5 February 2010. He made his Test debut in 2000 against France in Paris and he is the most capped Wallaby forward, and the most capped flanker in the history of Rugby Union. He holds the world record as the youngest player to have played 100 test matches at 29 years and 4 days.… Read More

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  • Rugby Evergreen Smith To Return To Australia With Reds
    Yahoo News - Jun 10, 2016
  • Rugby Union Australia's Smith Says End In Sight To England Aid
    Yahoo News - Apr 22, 2016
  • Rugby Hooper, Pocock Meeting No Seven Decider For Wallabies
    Yahoo News - Apr 30, 2015
  • Rugby Cheika Will Consider Giteau, Smith, Mitchell For World Cup
    Yahoo News - Apr 24, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of George Smith.


1980 Birth Born on July 14, 1980.


1998 17 Years Old He played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1998.
1999 18 Years Old He was signed to the ACT Brumbies by Eddie Jones in 1999.
He made his Test debut in 2000 against France in Paris and earning 111 caps for Australia, 110 before retiring from international rugby on 5 February 2010 and one final cap against the British and Irish Lions on 6 July 2013. … Read More


2002 21 Years Old In 2002, he was the first recipient of the John Eales Medal, awarded by the Australian Rugby Union and the Rugby Union Players' Association to their Player of the Year.
2006 25 Years Old He won Australian Super 14 Player of the Year four years in a row between 2006 and 2009. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old These recognitions underlined his position as one of rugby's most respected players, reinforced further when he became the Wallabies 75th captain, against Canada at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
2008 27 Years Old 2008 was a big year for Smith. … Read More
On 5 February 2010, Smith announced his retirement from international rugby. 2010 was expected to be his last in Super Rugby. … Read More


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2011, Smith played for the Australia XV team alongside fellow Tongan, Lisiate Tafa, in the Southern Hemisphere Charity Fundraiser against the Pacific Barbarians.
2013 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 February 2013, the Brumbies announced he would return to Australia on a short term contract, for the 2013 Super Rugby season. … Read More
2015 34 Years Old After leaving French club Lyon on their relegation to the Pro D2, Smith made a move to England to sign for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership from the 2015-16 season. … Read More
During his spell in England, Smith was also involved in the England coaching setup during the 2016 Six Nations Championship
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