Toby James Smith

  • 6Caps
  • 889Wallaby Number
  • 33Age
PositionTighthead Prop
Date Of Birth9 October 1988
Place Of BirthKirwan, QLD
SchoolHamilton Boy's High School, Hamilton, New Zealand
Debut ClubHamilton Old Boys
Other ClubsUniversity (Melbourne), Endeavour Hills (Melbourne)
ProvinceMelbourne Rebels
Other ProvinceChiefs (NZ), Hurricanes (NZ)
Debut Test Match2015 Wallabies v USA, Chicago
Final Test Match2017 Wallabies v Italy, Brisbane

Biography

Born in Townsville to Kiwi parents loosehead prop Toby Smith was raised in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Strong at set-piece player and mobile with ball in hand, Smith was a World Champion at the U20s level before he went on to win the 2012 and 2013 Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs. Smith moved to Melbourne in 2014 in an effort to realise international ambitions with his native Australia. A year later he was rewarded with a Test debut against the United States in Chicago and selection to his first Rugby World Cup.

Highlights

2008

Selected in the New Zealand squad for the IRB U20s World Championships in Wales.

2015

Picked in the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup squad Smith won a first Test cap off the bench in the warm-up match against the United States at Soldier’s Field. He won a starting XV cap in the pool match against Uruguay in Birmingham and then came on as a replacement for Scott SIo in the semi-final win over Argentina.

2016

Smith earned a single cap off the bench in the 2nd Test loss to England in Melbourne.

2017

He was selected for the domestic June Tests and won replacement caps against Fiji in Melbourne and Italy in Brisbane.

Toby James Smith