Thom Smith

First Team

Thom Smith

Player Stats


Back Row

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Back-row Thom Smith arrived in Donny from Leicester Tigers where he previously captained the Welford Road outfit in the Premiership having been developed through their Academy system.

Thom played for Leicester since joining from Norwich, where he played his youth rugby. The forward made his senior Tigers debut in the Premiership Cup against Saracens in October 2018 having previously represented the rugby juggernauts at U18 and A League level.

The forward joined the Knights in as a young player keen to secure regular game time to enable him to further develop his rugby.

Thom has since thrived in the Knights environment, excelling himself on the field and regularly holding up part of the Donny back-row – he ultimately played 18 games in the Championship league and cup in 2021/22, scoring 4 tries and being shortlisted for the Champ Rugby Team of the Season. In addition, his 94th minute, game-clinching try against Richmond was selected as Try of the Season at the Knights Awards Evening.

With an experienced head on his shoulders on the field, it is likely Thom will be looked to as a leader of the Knights pack throughout the 2022/23 season as he returns to pre-season looking as driven as ever to further his rugby.