William Small-Smith

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William Small-Smith
Full name William Thomas Small-Smith
Date of birth (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Johannesburg
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth Career
2005 Golden Lions
2008–2010 Free State Cheetahs
2011–2013 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 UP Tuks 5 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2015 Blue Bulls 24 (55)
2014–2015 Bulls 7 (5)
2016–present Cheetahs 28 (31)
2016–present Free State Cheetahs 13 (24)
Correct as of 6 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 Elite Squad ()
2009 S.A. Academy ()
2009–2010 S.A. Under-18 High Performance ()
2011–2012 South Africa Sevens ()
2012 South Africa Under-20 3 (10)
Correct as of 22 April 2018

William Thomas Small-Smith (born 31 March 1992) is a South African rugby union player for the Cheetahs in the Pro14 and the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is centre.

Career

Youth level

He represented the Golden Lions at the 2005 Under-13 Craven Week. He then attended Grey College in Bloemfontein, where he represented Free State Cheetahs at Under-16 and Under-18 levels between 2008 and 2010, during which time he was included in an Elite Squad, an S.A. Academy squad and a South Africa Schools High Performance squad.

Blue Bulls

He joined the Blue Bulls in 2011 and made his first class debut in the 2011 Vodacom Cup match against the Free State Cheetahs.[2] He also made a further fourteen appearances for the Under-19 team that season.

Sevens and Junior World Championships

At the end of 2011, however, he linked up with the South Africa Sevens squad for three legs of the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series. He returned to represent the victorious South Africa Under-20 team in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.

Varsity Cup

Small-Smith also represented UP Tuks in the 2013,[3] but picked up an injury prior to the final against Maties.

Cheetahs

He returned to Bloemfontein to join the Cheetahs for the 2016 Super Rugby season.[4]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – William Small-Smith". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Free State Cheetahs 21-45 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Tuks : 2013 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Blou Bul keer terug na Bloem". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 8 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
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