Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith
Biography

A former learner at the esteemed King Edward VII School (KES), Dylan Smith first represented his province at the U18 Craven Week of 2011, repeating the honour in the following year. Already renowned as one of the standout talents in South African rugby, he earned selection for the South African U18 Schools team in 2012, before signing a junior provincial contract with the Golden Lions ahead of the U19 Currie Cup. Whilst most front rowers spend numerous seasons rising through the age-group ranks, Smith’s first-class debut came a mere fortnight after his 20th birthday, in the Vodacom Cup of 2014.

Never one to take a backward step, Smith made the number one jersey his own, earning his first Currie Cup cap a few months later. Ever the modern prop forward, Dylan’s handling, speed and all-round skillset became the toast of the 2016 Super Rugby campaign, where he started 13 of the Lions’ 16 fixtures and sounding the calls for pundits to suggest that Smith is a player of international quality. Aside from his stamina and work rate, it is the old-fashioned grunt work and superb scrummaging technique that saw Dylan start in every Super Rugby fixture of 2019/20, before the untimely suspension of the season.

Player Info

DOB: 26 February 1994

Position: Loosehead Prop

Height: 1.80m

Weight: 115kg

Current Team: Lions

Career CV

2016 - 2020

Lions (Super Rugby)

2015 - 2020

Golden Lions (Currie Cup)

2014 - 2016

Golden Lions XV (Vodacom Cup)

2013 - 2015

Golden Lions (U19 Currie Cup, U21 Currie Cup)

2011 - 2012

South Africa (U18 Schools), Golden Lions (U18 Craven Week)

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