w. smith

W. Smith (rugby league)

W. Smith (Sydney) was a rugby league footballer in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, Australia's first major competition in the sport.

Smith, who played on the Wing position, has the honour of being the first try scorer for the Eastern Suburbs club. The try, which came in Easts' opening match, somewhat ironically it is the only try he scored for the Tricolours. He was a member of the Eastern Suburbs side that was defeated by South Sydney in the first ever NSWRL premiership decider.

Smith moved to the Balmain club the following year before returning to the Eastern Suburbs club in 1912.


  • The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, by Alan Whiticker and Glen Hudson

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