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Smith joins Stade Francais
ESPNscrum Staff
March 21, 2012
Toulon flanker George Smith steps through the London Irish defence, Toulon v London Irish, Heineken Cup, Stade Mayol, Toulon, France, December 18, 2010
George Smith previously played for Toulon in the Top 14 © Getty Images
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Former Australia and Toulon flanker George Smith flanker has joined Stade Francais.

The 31-year-old will make his return to Europe nine months after leaving Toulon for Japan where he recently won the national championship with Suntory.

Smith has joined the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finalist as a mreplacement for the injured Lei Tomiki, who will miss the rest of the season.

Stade Francais play Exeter Chiefs in the last eight at Stade Charlety on Thursday April 5.

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