Ruan Smith rugby player
Ruan Smith rugby player

Ruan Smith

24th Jan 1990 1.88m/118kg Tighthead Prop

Ruan Smith is a prolific junior representative prop who graduated from one of the world’s toughest rugby nurseries in South Africa’s Western Cape.

Switching between Brisbane and Cape Town during his late teens, Smith became one of few players to represent two countries at schoolboys’ level when he was picked for the Australian and South African sides in consecutive years.

Since then, he has been part of the Stormers, Reds and Force Academy systems, earning his first Super Rugby caps for the Western Australian franchise in 2012.

Smith left the Brumbies at the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season to join Toyota Verblitz in Japan's Top League.

In December 2017 he was named in the Sunwolves Super Rugby squad.

In February Smith left the Sunwolves squad for family reasons, and subsequently signed with the Reds.

Following 27 appearances and two seasons with the Reds, Smith left Queensland to sign with the Melbourne Rebels in 2019.

(LS June 21, 2020)


Brisbane City Logo Brisbane City
Tighthead Prop
2018 - present
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Tighthead Prop
2022 - present
brumbies ACT Brumbies
Tighthead Prop
2013 - 2016
Canberra_Vikings_logo_page_image Canberra Vikings
Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Tighthead Prop
2017 - 2017
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Tighthead Prop
2018 - 2018
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Tighthead Prop
2016 - 2018
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Tighthead Prop
2019 - 2020
reds Queensland Reds
Tighthead Prop
2018 - 2021
LA Giltinis Logo LA Giltinis
Tighthead Prop
2021 - 2021
waratahs NSW Waratahs
Tighthead Prop
2022 - 2022