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Aaron Smith

THE 13TH SMITH to be named in the All Blacks (and one of three in this squad), explosive halfback Aaron Smith has impressed in his first two seasons of Investec Super Rugby for the Highlanders with his quick passes and his speed on attack.

The former apprentice hairdresser is an experienced provincial player, with 43 caps to his credit, and this will be the competitive Manawatu man’s second opportunity to take on the Irish after helping New Zealand Maori beat them when the Irish toured New Zealand in 2010

Player
Position:
Halfback
Born:
21/11/1988
Physical:
1.71m, 84kg
Test Debut:
v Ireland at Auckland, 9 June 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
(7t)
Test Points:
35
Provincial Team:
Manawatu
Super Rugby Team:
Highlanders

Career Comments

  • Manawatu Academy (2007)
    Manawatu Under 20 (2007)
    Fielding Agricultural High School First XV (2003 –2006)
    Manawatu Under 18 (2004 – 2006)
    Hurricanes Schools (2005, 2006)

    Aaron's favourites
    Hobbies: Golf, cricket, gaming, movies, basketball, soccer, touch
    Favourite rugby ground: Johnston Park, Feilding
    Favourite food: Honey mustard chicken with rice
    Favourite actor/actress: Colin Farrell
    Favourite movie: 300, Beowulf, Troy
    Favourite book: Golf Rules
    Favourite music: Opshop, 50 Cent, Kanye West, T-Pain, Chris Brown
    Favourite non-rugby sports team: Barcelona FC
    Favourite holiday destination: Marlborough Sounds
    Who would you like to meet? Bobby Jones (Golfer)
    Earliest rugby memories: Frost at rugby Mighty Midgets
    I hate it when… It’s windy
    I can’t live without… Music, my ipod and my phone
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… A golfer

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2012
9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10 (-)
16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19 (-)
23 June v Ireland at Hamilton 60-0 (-)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 27-19 (-)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0 (-)
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11 (+)
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15 (-)
7 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 32-16 (-)
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18 (-)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (-)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (-)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (-)

2013
8 June v France at Auckland 23-13 (-)
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (-)
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (-)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (-)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (-)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (-)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33 (-)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (+)
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19 (-)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (-)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22

2014
7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (-)
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (-)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12