|Date of birth||1 March 1995|
|Place of birth||Nelson, New Zealand|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb; 13 st 12 lb)|
|School||Christchurch Boys' High School|
|Rugby union career|
Fletcher Smith (born 1 March 1995) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a first five-eighth for Waikato in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Hurricanes in Super Rugby. He has also represented the Highlanders. He is M?ori of Ng?ti Kahungunu descent.
Raised in Nelson on New Zealand's South Island, Smith initially attended Nelson College in his hometown before finishing off his schooling at Christchurch Boys' High School, playing first XV rugby for them and wearing the same number 10 jersey that Dan Carter, Andrew Mehrtens and Aaron Mauger had worn before him. After graduating high school, he headed south to Dunedin to study commerce at the University of Otago and played local club rugby for the university's team during his time there.
Smith got his senior career under way in 2015, turning out 11 times for Otago in the ITM Cup Championship and helping them to a third-place finish. He then played all of the Razorbacks 12 games in 2016 and kicked 106 points as they topped the Championship log but were defeated 17-14 by North Harbour, consigning them to another season of Championship rugby in 2017.
Smith earned a short-term contract with the Highlanders towards the end of the 2016 season and made two substitute appearances in which he kicked one conversion. He was subsequently promoted to the franchise's full squad for the 2017 Super Rugby season.