Former Scotland captain and Lions star reveals he’s battling cancer

Former Scotland captain Tom Smith is determined to tackle his fight against cancer head on.

The 48-year-old prop forward — who won 61 international caps between 1997 and 2005 as well as touring with the British and Irish Lions — has been diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer.

Smith has received intensive rounds of chemotherapy and is also undergoing radiotherapy after the cancer spread to his liver and brain.

“I was in my hospital bed and I said to staff, ‘I’m determined to fight this’,” Smith said on the Scottish Rugby Union website.

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