Smith inks new Brumbies deal
Cape Town - Brumbies are pleased to announce the re-signing of versatile
utility back Andrew Smith for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
The 32-year old has spent seven seasons with the Brumbies
over two stints, playing for both Irish Province Munster in the PRO12 and
French outfit Montpellier in the Top 14 in between.
Smith made his debut for the Brumbies in 2010 and has gone
on to make 65 appearances for the side, scoring 30 points.
A hard runner with a strong defensive pedigree, Smith will
continue add experience and versatility to an already sharp Brumbies backline.
Smith’s ability to cover multiple backline positions, he has
played for the Brumbies in both centre positions and on the wing, will be a
luxury for incoming head coach Dan McKellar.
McKellar said he was pleased to have Smith back on board for
“It’s great for the club to have someone of Andrew’s
experience signed up for the 2018 Super Rugby season,” McKellar said.
“Smithy’s experience and ability to cover a number of
positions makes him a valuable member of our group.
“He has played for the Brumbies for a long time now and
understands what the club means to Canberra and Southern NSW, and the
community, and that is important for us as a club.
“Andrew is an extremely popular member of our squad and we
are really excited to have him back for 2018.”
Smith meanwhile said he was very happy to sign a new deal
with the Brumbies.
“I am thrilled that I will be playing with the Brumbies for
another season in the 2018 Super Rugby competition and continuing my career
with a club that I love,” Smith said of his re-signing.
“I have been at the Brumbies for close to seven years now
and appreciate and understand the unique style, culture and brand of football
that comes with being a Brumby.
“It’s not just the tangible things on the field that make
the Brumbies so special, it’s that intangible sense of belonging, of being part
of a family and of being welcomed by that family everywhere you go.
“It really is a unique club to be a part of and I feel
extremely lucky that I have had this experience as a major part of my rugby
career. I am looking forward to helping the club towards a Super Rugby title in