Fletcher Smith (rugby Union)
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Fletcher Smith Rugby Union

Fletcher Smith
Date of birth (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 25)
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb; 13 st 12 lb)
SchoolChristchurch Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) First five-eighth, Fullback
Current team Waikato, Hurricanes
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015-2017 Otago 34 (287)
2016-2018 Highlanders 16 (34)
2018- Waikato 22 (213)
2019- Hurricanes 12 (31)
Correct as of 12 June 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015 New Zealand U20 2 (9)
2019 M?ori All Blacks 2 (0)
Correct as of 12 June 2020

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.[1] He has also represented the Highlanders.[2][3][4] He is M?ori of Ng?ti Kahungunu descent.

Early career

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.[5]

Senior career

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.[6]

Super Rugby

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.[7] He was subsequently promoted to the franchise's full squad for the 2017 Super Rugby season.[4]

Super Rugby statistics

As of 16 August 2016[6]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2016 Highlanders 2 0 2 14 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Total 2 0 2 14 0 1 0 0 2 0 0


  1. ^ "Fletcher Smith". Hurricanes. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Fletcher Smith Otago Rugby Union Player Profile". Otago Rugby. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Fletcher Smith Highlanders Player Profile". Highlanders Rugby. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Highlanders 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Rugby: Learning curve for Smith". Otago Daily Times. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Fletcher Smith itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Highlanders include seven All Blacks for Jaguares". Super XV.com. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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