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Ollie Smith
England
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Full name Oliver James Smith
Born August 14, 1982, Leicester
Current age 32 years 101 days
Major teams Barbarians, British and Irish Lions, England A, Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, Montpellier, England
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 198 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2005 6 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 75.00
England 2003-2005 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00
British and Irish Lions 2005-2005 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 2003-2005 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Italy at Twickenham, Mar 9, 2003 match details
Last Test British and Irish Lions v Argentina at Millennium Stadium, May 23, 2005 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2000-2010 126 106 20 105 21 0 0 0 80 38 8 66.66
Leicester Tigers 2000-2008 118 100 18 105 21 0 0 0 77 34 7 68.22
Harlequins 2010-2010 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 43.75
Profile

A former Lion and England international, centre Ollie Smith joined Harlequins after a spell in France ahead of the 2010-11 season.

A native of Leicester, Smith began his senior career with the Tigers, who he had supported from a young age while attending John Cleveland College. While a promising young player, he completed a PE & Sports Science degree at Loughborough University as well as playing in the Leicester Academy.

He was an unused substitute aged 17, before he made his debut a year later at the age of 18 and at the time he was the youngest player to have played Premiership rugby. An England U-19 and U-21 international, Smith was soon catching the eye of the senior selectors.

He made his debut as a replacement against Italy in 2003 in a 40-5 victory but although he featured in World Cup warm up matches against Wales and France in August of that year, he failed to make the final cut for Clive Woodward's winning squad.

He made it back into the international set up for the 2005 Six Nations and played against Italy and Scotland. Smith's form saw him selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand ahead of Olly Barkley and Jamie Noon who were above him in the England pecking order. Smith was capped in the Lions' build up game against Argentina in the Millenium Stadium, scoring a try.

Although he featured in four more games, again scoring against Manawatu, he failed to make the grade for the Test series. The cap against Argentina preceded a period in international exile.

After a disappointing 2005-6 season, Smith flirted with rugby league, training with the Brisbane Broncos, before returning to star for Leicester the following season. The lure of playing in France proved too much for the local boy and he left his hometown club for Montpellier where he spent three seasons before returning to England with Harlequins.

Smith has represented the Barbarians in their 2008 match against Australia, while he has been involved with the England Saxons at a number of Churchill Cups.

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Dec 5, 2010
Harlequins centre Ollie Smith is stretchered from the field
Harlequins centre Ollie Smith is stretchered from the field
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Oct 8, 2009
Montpellier's Ollie Smith celebrates a man of the match performance
Montpellier's Ollie Smith celebrates a man of the match performance
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Aug 26, 2008
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Ollie Smith
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May 25, 2002
Leicester Tigers celebrate with the 2002 Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers celebrate with the 2002 Heineken Cup
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