Former Australia international captain George Smith pens a six-month injury cover deal as Bristol embark on a return to the Gallagher Premiership.
The back rower has made over one-hundred appearances for his country, establishing himself as the second most capped Australian forward of all time and the youngest player to ever reach a century of test caps for the Wallabies.
In a remarkable domestic career, Smith has demonstrated his immense quality at clubs in both hemispheres. In twelve seasons with the Brumbies, he was voted Players’ Player eight times, seven of which came in successive seasons between 2002 and 2008.
Between 2006 and 2009, Smith was the Australian Super 14 Player of the Year over four consecutive seasons.
When he represented Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership, Smith was awarded the 2016 RPA Player’s Player award. Then, in 2017, the formidable operator received the Queensland Reds’ ‘Pilecki Medal’ as Player of the Year.