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Means of defense:

  • 10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
  • 9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers)

Marcus Smith Facts:

  1. Smith was born in Manila, Philippines, and started playing at the age of 7 with Centaurs RFC when his family decided to move to Singapore. He learned the game there before moving to Sussex when he was 13 years old.
  2. His father, Jeremy Smith, lived in Hong Kong between 1992 and 1997, playing for Valley and the national team in the fly position.
  3. Aged just 18 years and 200 days, he made his Premiership debut at Twickenham to become the youngest fly to start in the top flight since 17-year-old George Ford.
  4. He is known to many of his teammates as Smudge, which is the traditional military nickname for anyone with the last name Smith.


First row:

  • 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
  • 2. Jamie George (Saracens)
  • 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears)
England’s Kyle Sinckler during the Autumn International Series match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham, London on November 19, 2022 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)

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