Frank Smith (rugby union)

Francis Bede Smith (28 February 1886 – 29 October 1954), known as "Frank" or "Bede", was an Australian rugby union player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. Smith, a centre, was born in Wellington, New South Wales and claimed a total of 4 international rugby caps for Australia. His debut game was against New Zealand, at Dunedin, on 2 September 1905.

Frank Smith
Birth nameFrancis Bede Smith[1]
Date of birth28 February 1886
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales [1]
Date of death29 October 1954(1954-10-29) (aged 68)
Place of deathWellington, New South Wales
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre[1]
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1905–07[1] Australia 4[1] 0[1]

He was a member of the Australian rugby union team, which won the gold medal.

1908 Olympic Gold Final Wallabies v Cornwall.
"F. Bede Smith" in middle row, 4th from left, with the 1908 Wallaby tour squad

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  1. ^ a b c d e f " player profile of Bede Smith". Retrieved 12 July 2010.

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