Brian Smith (rugby, born 1966)

For the Wakefield Wildcats rugby league coach, see Brian Smith (rugby league, born 1954).
Brian Smith
Date of birth (1966-09-09) 9 September 1966
Place of birth St George, Queensland, Australia
School Brisbane State High School
Rugby league career
Position Five-eighth, Halfback
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Balmain Tigers
Eastern Suburbs
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1990/91 Leicester Tigers
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1985/87 Queensland
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
Ricoh Rugby Club
New South Wales
ACT Brumbies
Australia Sevens
Eastern Suburbs
Bath Rugby
London Irish

The Scots College

Brian Smith (born 9 September 1966) is an Australian retired rugby football player and current coach. He was Director of Rugby at Aviva Premiership team London Irish. He was the attack coach for England between 2008 and 2011.

Smith was born in St George, Queensland. He played rugby union for Queensland,[1] and won six caps for Australia in 1987,.[2] He played in two Varsity matches for Oxford Uni as well as captaining them before playing nine times for Ireland between 1989 and 1991 as a fly-half.[3] For the 1990/91 season he played club rugby for Leicester Tigers in England.

He later played rugby league for Balmain Tigers (1991 to 1993) and Eastern Suburbs (1994) in the NSWRL competition. He played mainly as a five-eighth and also as a halfback.[4]

He has coached rugby union at the Ricoh Rugby Club in Japan, Eastern Suburbs in Sydney,[5] Bath Rugby, the youth setup in New South Wales and was coaching co-ordinator at the ACT Brumbies. He has coached at representative level with the Australia Sevens side. While Director of Rugby at London Irish in the Guinness Premiership, Smith was linked with the Ireland job as a replacement for Eddie O'Sullivan.[3] In July 2008 he was appointed England attack coach.[6]


  1. "Bath Rugby Appoint Brian Smith". Bath Rugby. 13 August 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  2. "BATH EXPECTED TO SIGN BRIAN SMITH". ARU. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  3. "New director of rugby appointed". Irish abroad. 17 July 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  4. Wildman, Rob (17 July 2002). "Bath confirm Smith signing". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  5. Irvine, Chris (14 July 2008). "London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith joins Martin Johnson's England set-up". Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-07-22.

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