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Brian Smith (rugby)

Brian Smith
Date of birth (1966-09-09) 9 September 1966
Place of birth Australia
School Brisbane State High School
Rugby league career
Position five-eighth/halfback
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Balmain Tigers
Eastern Suburbs
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1990/91 Leicester Tigers
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1985/87 Queensland Reds
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
Ricoh Rugby Club
New South Wales
ACT Brumbies
Australia Sevens
Eastern Suburbs
Bath Rugby
London Irish

Brian Smith (born 9 September 1966) is an Australian retired rugby football player and current coach. He was Director of Rugby at Aviva Premiership team London Irish. He was the attack coach for England between 2008 and 2011.

Smith was born in rugby union for the Queensland Reds,[1] and won six caps for Australia in 1987,.[2] He played in two Varsity matches for Oxford Uni as well as captaining them before playing nine times for Ireland between 1989 and 1991 as a fly-half.[3] For the 1990/91 season he played club rugby for Leicester Tigers in England.

He later played rugby league for Balmain Tigers and Eastern Suburbs in the NSWRL competition. He played mainly as a five-eighth and also as a halfback.[4]

He has coached rugby union at the Ricoh Rugby Club in Japan, Eastern Suburbs in Sydney,[5] Bath Rugby, the youth setup in New South Wales and was coaching co-ordinator at the ACT Brumbies. He has coached at representative level with the Australia Sevens side. While Director of Rugby at London Irish in the Guinness Premiership, Smith was linked with the Ireland job as a replacement for Eddie O'Sullivan.[3] In July 2008 he was appointed England attack coach.[6]


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External links

  • London Irish profile
  • profile
  • Rugby League Project stats
  • Sportingheroes profile
  • The life of Brian : International Rugby News
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