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Ashley Smith

Centre

Born13/02/1987 (31)
Place of BirthNewport
Height183cm / 6'
Weight94kg / 14st 11lbs
Clubs Newport, Newport HSOB
Education Caerleon Comprehensive School
Honours Wales U16, Wales U18, Wales U19, Wales U20
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Profile

A Dragons’ Academy product, Ashley Smith was educated at Caerleon Comprehensive.

Identified at an early age, Ashley has represented Wales throughout the age groups and captained the U20s side in the 2007 6 Nations tournament.

The powerful centre made his debut for the Dragons in the 2005/2006 season, coming on as a replacement in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Worcester Warriors at Rodney Parade. That was his only appearance that season, however he did go on to establish himself as a firm fixture in the side in subsequent seasons.

2008/2009 saw Ashley captain the region for the first time, becoming the youngest player to captain the region, at 21, when he led the Dragons away at Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in October 2008. Ashley appeared 22 times for the region that season, including starting and scoring in the Heineken Cup 24th place play-off win against Calvisano which secured Heineken Cup rugby for the Dragons in 2009/2010.

In May 2010, Ashley was voted by readers of the South Wales Argus as Dragons player of the year for the 2009/2010 season.

Ashley made his 100th appearance for the region in the match against the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in November 2011, a match where he once again captained the side in the absence of club captain Luke Charteris.

 

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2005/2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2005/2006

No matches found for this season.

2006/2007 15 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2006/2007

No matches found for this season.

2007/2008 18 5 2 11 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2007/2008

No matches found for this season.

2008/2009 22 9 0 13 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2008/2009

No matches found for this season.

2009/2010 15 8 0 7 5 0 0 0 25

Matches Played In 2009/2010

No matches found for this season.

2010/2011 22 10 1 11 4 0 0 0 20

Matches Played In 2010/2011

No matches found for this season.

2011/2012 19 8 1 10 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2011/2012

No matches found for this season.

2012/2013 17 5 0 12 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2012/2013

No matches found for this season.

2013/2014 16 5 1 10 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2013/2014

No matches found for this season.

2014/2015 16 8 0 8 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2014/2015

No matches found for this season.

 
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