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Tom Smith
Scotland
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Full name Thomas James Smith
Born October 31, 1971, London
Current age 42 years 264 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Northampton Saints, Scotland, Scotland XV
Position Prop
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 235 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2005 67 67 0 30 6 0 0 0 29 37 1 44.02
Scotland 1997-2005 61 61 0 30 6 0 0 0 26 34 1 43.44
British and Irish Lions 1997-2001 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1997-2005 33 33 0 15 3 0 0 0 11 21 1 34.84
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2003 9 9 0 5 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 55.55

Career statistics
Test debut England v Scotland at Twickenham, Feb 1, 1997 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at Twickenham, Mar 19, 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 2001-2009 114 98 16 25 5 0 0 0 54 57 3 48.68
Northampton Saints 2001-2009 114 98 16 25 5 0 0 0 54 57 3 48.68
Profile

Tom Smith made his name on the winning 1997 Lions tour of South Africa. Picked to start all three test matches alongside Paul Wallace and Keith Wood his strong scrummaging and good hands ensured that their much more highly fancied hosts were defeated 2-1.

Smith had only played three tests before the tour for Scotland but his impact saw Ian McGeechan select him and he later went on to become the only Scot to play the six consecutive Lions tests matches of 1997 and 2001 when he played against Australia.

Smith had made his Scotland debut in 1997 in the Calcutta Cup match and was a first choice for his country for eight years, winning the Five Nations in 1999 and leading them throughout the 2001 Autumn Internationals. Smith was also Scotland's Player of the Season in 2000/2001. After an international career that included two World Cups, Smith's final match in the blue jersey came, appropriately enough, against England in the 2005 Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

After a club career that included spells at Glasgow Caledonians, Watsonians and Brive, Smith made his Northampton debut on September 1, 2001. Over the subsequent eight seasons his appetite for the action has not diminished; neither did his popularity with the Saints' fans. His time at Franklin's Gardens included two Powergen Cup finals, a Heineken Cup semi-final and three Heineken Cup quarter finals.

He retired at the end of the 2008-09 season before becoming forwards coach for Magners League side Edinburgh under new boss Rob Moffat.

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May 22, 2009
Northampton's Dylan Hartley and Tom Smith celebrate with the European Challenge Cup
Northampton's Dylan Hartley and Tom Smith celebrate with the European Challenge Cup
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Jan 24, 2009
Northampton's Tom Smith launches an attack
Northampton's Tom Smith launches an attack
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Nov 22, 2008
Tom Smith of Northampton Saints in action against Bath
Tom Smith of Northampton Saints in action against Bath
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Jun 16, 2001
Lions prop Tom Smith takes on the Reds' defence
Lions prop Tom Smith takes on the Reds' defence
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