Smith, Tyrone

Tyrone Smith
Tyrone Smith Oz
Brumbies  2008-2010
Nickname Boks
Height 1.78m
Weight 93kg
Date of Birth 12 May 1983
Place of Birth Sydney, NSW
Marital Status Married to Kristin
Rugby Career
Playing Position Centre
Juniors Warringah Roos, NSW
School St Edmund's College, ACT
Senior Club Manly, NSW
Super 12/14 Debut 2008 v Crusaders, Christchurch
Super 12/14 run-on debut for the Brumbies 2008 v Highlanders, Canberra
Major Rep Honours Australian Schools (2002), Tongan International (RL) (2005-2006), Australia A (2008)
Career Stats Caps Points Comments
Brumbies (ACT) 42 25 5 tries 
Super Rugby 38 25 5 tries 
Season Stats Caps Points Comments
2009 13 0 [Hig ®, Cru ®, For ®, War, Lio, Sha, Che, Stm, Bul, Hur, Red, Blu, Chf]
2008 13 15 [Cru, Hig, Red, War, Hur (t), Che (t), Chf (t), Blu, Sha, Lio, Stm, Lio, Stm, Bul, For]

Tyrone Smith’s star continues to rise within the ranks of Australian rugby. After making a successful return to rugby, following a five-year absence, and claiming the Australian Rookie of the Year in 2008, Smith backed up his third Super Rugby season with another impressive year in 2010. The elusive ball carrier and ferocious defender covered both inside and outside centre during the Super Rugby season. Smith’s 12 caps and two tries during 2010 continued his impressive 2009 form which saw him rewarded with a late call up to the Australian Spring Tour squad. Following the Super 14 season, the 27-year-old returned to the Manly line-up in Sydney’s Shute Shield competition and helped guide the Marlins to a third-placed finish on the table before succumbing to Randwick, 29-25, in the first weekend of the finals. Smith, younger brother of former CA Technologies Brumbies and Wallabies flanker George Smith, joined the CA Technologies Brumbies from UK Super League club, Harlequins RL (formerly the London Broncos), where he played 75 Super League matches and scored 24 tries. The robust centre ended his three-year stint in the UK when he agreed to return to Canberra – where he attended St Edmund’s College – to join his brother at the CA Technologies Brumbies. Smith already has a rich football resume that includes a Premier League premiership with the NRL’s Sydney Roosters, four international rugby league caps for Tonga as well as representing Australia A in the 2008 Pacific Nations Cup.

Career Timeline
– Represents the Australian Schoolboys our of St Edmund’s College; switches to rugby league to play with the Sydney Roosters.
2004 – Scores a try in the Sydney Roosters’ 30-8 Premier League grand final win over St George-Illawarra.
2005 – Joins the London Broncos (now Harlequins RL); makes his international debut for Tonga against Samoa in Sydney and scores two tries in their 34-20 win.
2006 – Earns three more Test caps for Tonga during the Federation Shield.
2008 – Joins the CA Technologies Brumbies; starts 12 of 13 matches and is named Australian Rookie of the Year; represents the Barbarians on their tour of Belgium, England and Ireland; selected for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup.
2009 – Starts off the bench but returns to starting line-up to play 11 Super Rugby matches; starts in three matches during the CA Technologies Brumbies’ French Tour; called into the Wallabies’ Spring Tour squad to replace Rob Horne and plays tour matches against Gloucester and Cardiff Blues.
2010 – Plays 12 matches for the CA Technologies Brumbies; helps Manly to a semi final berth in Sydney’s Shute Shield competition.


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