William Small-Smith rugby player
William Small-Smith rugby player

William Small-Smith

31st Mar 1992 1.85m/90kg Outside Centre

A hard running centre that epitomises the South African style of play William Small-Smith is an extremely talented player coming out of the famous Grey College, Bloemfontein.

Small-Smith represented the Cheetahs at youth level and after school, he represented the Blue Bulls making his first class debut in the Vodacom Cup.

It did not take long for Small-Smith to gain higher honours as he was called into the SA 7s squad for 3 legs of the 2011/12 World Sevens Series.

He returned from his 7s duties and joined up with the U20 South Africa side ahead of the 2012 IRB World Championships.

Small-Smith captained the side to victory with the likes Jan Serfontein before he returned to the Bulls.

He spent time with Tuks and the Bulls playing Super Rugby, Currie Cup and Varsity Cup but the centre found his playing time limited due to the congested midfield in Pretoria.

He joined the Cheetahs in 2016 and has become a regular in the Cheetahs Super Rugby and Currie Cup sides.

Small-Smith is adept at both outside and inside centre as well as wing.

By March 2019, he had made 61 appearances for the Cheetahs and signed two-year extension with the side.

JW March 19


image Cheetahs
Outside Centre
2015 - present
image (11) Free State Cheetahs
Outside Centre
2016 - present
image (9) Bulls
Outside Centre
2013 - 2015
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