- For the English journalist and crossword setter see Bob Smithies
Robert Smithies (26 February 1948 – 5 November 2019) was an English rugby league player who played in the 1960s and 1970s.
|Full name||Robert Smithies|
|Born||26 February 1948|
|Died||5 November 2019(aged 71)|
As of 14 February 2019
He played three seasons with Balmain between 1969–1971, before moving to England to play for Hull KR for five years making 54 appearances plus 1 substitute appearance, scoring 22 tries for 66 points.
Smithies played fullback in Hull Kingston Rovers' 16-13 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1974 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 26 October 1974.
- "Bob Smithies - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
- "Old Tigers greats gather to farewell their spiritual leader Peter Provan". Sydney Morning Herald.
- Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia Of Rugby League Players. 1995 (ISBN 1875169571)
- "Vale Bob Smithies". Nrl.com.
- ROBERT "Bobby" SMITHIES
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