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Tyrone Smith (rugby)

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Name  Tyrone Smith
Career start  2002
Role  Rugby Player
Notable relatives  George Smith
Height  1.78 m
Siblings  George Smith
Weight  94 kg

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Education  St Edmund's College, Canberra

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Tyrone Smith (born 12 July 1983) is an Australian-Tongan professional rugby union and rugby league footballer. He is currently signed to the French Rugby Pro D2 team RC Narbonne. Smith previously played Super Rugby with the Brumbies, and Super League with the London Broncos (Harlequins RL). His usual position is centre or wing.

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Early life

Smith was born in Manly, New South Wales. He played his early rugby in the union code, touring the UK in 2002 with the Australian Schoolboys team. He is the younger brother of Australian Wallaby flanker George Smith.

Rugby League

In 2002, Smith switched to rugby league to play with the Sydney Roosters and was part of the winning junior side in the Jersey Flegg premiership. Graduating to NSWRL Premier League, he scored a try in the Roosters’ 30-8 win over St George-Illawarra in the 2004 Premier League grand final. Smith signed with the London Broncos (later renamed Harlequins RL) in 2004 to play in the European Super League. In 2005 he made his international début for Tonga against Samoa in Sydney and scored two tries in their 34-20 win.

Rugby Union

In 2008, Smith agreed a two-year deal with the Brumbies to switch to rugby union and join his older brother George Smith playing in the Super Rugby competition. He earned 47 caps for the Brumbies between 2008 and 2011.

Later in 2011, he moved to Japan to play for the Honda Heat in the 2011–12 Top League season. In June 2013, he signed a two-year deal with French Pro D2 team RC Narbonne.

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