rugbyunion
Latest News:

10 Things you didn't know about Wasps' Newest Signing


Smith tackles Wade

By Vespulavulgaris
June 4 2015

Recently Wasps announced the signing of Australian International George Smith for next season. If you have the slightest interest in Rugby you almost certainly know who he is, but here are ten things you might not know.


1) Despite playing for Australia George is of Tongan heritage and could have chosen to play for Tonga. His younger brother Tyrone currently plays Rugby League for Tonga.

 

2) For years he was instantly recognisable for his long dreadlocks, but in 2006 he cut them off and sold them to raise funds for a children's cancer charity.

 

3) He was the 75th Captain of the Australian national side, leading them for 7 tests.

 

4) He was the face of Electronic Arts video game “Rugby 2005”

 

5) He has been capped more times than any back row forward in the world with the exception of New Zealand's Richie McCaw

 

6) He was the highest paid rugby player in the world when he signed for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan.

 

7) He is a Member of the Order of Australia, a Chivalric organisation headed by Queen Elizabeth II

 

8) He holds the record for the length of time between his first test against the British and Irish Lions, and his most recent at 4382 days.

 

9) Despite being reckoned one of the best back row forwards of all time he is surprisingly short, being the same height as Joe Simpson, our Scrum Half!

 

10) He was the youngest ever player to win 100 caps for Australia, managing it before he even turned 30.

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

10 Things you didn't know about Wasps' Newest Signing
DrunkenWasps.com (IP Logged)
04/06/2015 11:40
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

 
Re: 10 Things you didn't know about Wasps' Newest Signing
Snozzer (IP Logged)
04/06/2015 20:14
Wow

 
Re: 10 Things you didn't know about Wasps' Newest Signing
St Bruno (IP Logged)
05/06/2015 14:14
All that may well be true, but can he f*rt and whistle at the same time?

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net
 

Wasps Poll

Will Christian Wade be called up for the Lions again?

See results > Submit >>