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Norwich born Back rower, Thom Smith signs for the Doncaster Knights from 2022/23 Championship Rugby winners, Jersey Reds for the 2024/25 Season.

Smith is an exciting young signing to bring back into the Doncaster Knights squad. Having started his professional Rugby career for Premiership titans, Leicester Tigers, back in the 2018/19 Season, Smith has gone from strength to strength as he became Leicester’s youngest captain at age 19.

Mid-way through the 2021/22 Season, Smith was released by the Tigers, to where he immediately signed for the Knights (coming off of a loan period to the Knights) and made a very lasting impression around Castle Park, on and off the pitch. While playing for Doncaster, Smith played a total of 2254 minutes, scoring a total of 25 points.

The end of the 2022/23 season saw Smith sign for Jersey Reds, who won the Championship league that season, but unfortunately fell into liquidation right on the cusp of the 2023/24 season opener, leaving Smith without a home team.

Head coach, Joe Ford had a few things to say about Smith’s return,

“People will know Smithy, one of the best people you can have around the environment. Such a positive influence on everyone the last time he was here and we were actually gutted to lose him to Jersey.

He’s been at Leicester, captained them and he’s another player that will add massive value to our squad. As soon as his name came up, we couldn’t sign him quick enough because firstly from what he brings off of the pitch, and importantly, the quality he brings onto the pitch, is so exciting. He’s going to be a massive part of what we’re about next year.”

Smith comes into the Knights squad aged 24, standing at 1.85m and weighing in at 103kg.

Thom Smith is available for sponsorship for the 2024/25 season – For more information, please contact Tom Foy at

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