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Barbarian Men

Arthur Robert Smith

Wing

21

Matches

60

Points

Country

Scotland

Club

Cambridge University

Playing Record

Games
22 Feb 1958
National Stadium
Barbarians
11
6
Australia XV
08 Apr 1955
Recreation Ground
Barbarians
3
3
Penarth
17 Nov 1962
County Ground
Canada
3
3
Barbarians
31 Mar 1956
National Stadium
Cardiff
6
6
Barbarians
20 Apr 1957
National Stadium
Cardiff
0
40
Barbarians
05 Apr 1958
National Stadium
Cardiff
14
6
Barbarians
24 May 1958
Old Wanderers Ground
Combined Transvaal
16
18
Barbarians
28 Feb 1957
Goldington Road
East Midlands
14
24
Barbarians
01 Mar 1956
Franklin's Gardens
East Midlands
11
25
Barbarians
27 Dec 1955
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
3
12
Barbarians
27 Dec 1960
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
5
14
Barbarians
28 Dec 1959
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
9
17
Barbarians
23 Apr 1957
Rodney Parade
Newport
5
8
Barbarians
08 Apr 1958
Rodney Parade
Newport
13
8
Barbarians
27 Mar 1959
Recreation Ground
Penarth
6
6
Barbarians
30 Mar 1959
St Helen's
Swansea
11
18
Barbarians
11 Apr 1955
St Helen's
Swansea
3
6
Barbarians
02 Apr 1956
St Helen's
Swansea
8
0
Barbarians
07 Apr 1958
St Helen's
Swansea
5
6
Barbarians
10 May 1958
Old Wanderers Ground
Transvaal
17
17
Barbarians
14 May 1958
Olen Park
Western Transvaal
11
3
Barbarians
Statistics
21 Games Played
7 Wins
9 Losses
5 Draws
60 Points
16 Tries

Arthur Robert Smith

Arthur Robert Smith was born in Castle Douglas on 23 January 1933 and educated at Kirkcudbright School and Glasgow and Cambridge Universities. He won four Blues on the wing for Cambridge between 1954 and 1957 and later played club rugby for Edinburgh Wanderers and Ebbw Vale. A Scottish AAA long jump champion he went on to gain 33 caps between 1955 and 1962 for Scotland, scoring 12 tries as well as kicking 20 points and leading his country in 15 internationals. His first British Isles tour to South Africa in 1955 was curtailed to five appearances because of a broken thumb though in the final game he scored five tries against East Africa. Seven years later he returned to South Africa as the British Isles' captain and scored eight tries in 14 games (including three tests). A loyal Barbarian, he scored 60 points, including 16 tries, in 23 appearances and on the 1958 tour to South Africa completed a hat-trick of tries against Transvaal at Ellis Park. He was also captain on that tour against Western Transvaal. As well as playing against Australia at Cardiff Arms Park in 1958 he was on the wing against Canada at Gosforth four years later. Arthur Smith died on 3 February 1975, aged 42.

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