Marcus Smith contributed to every point during Harlequins win, it was a masterclass - Ruck

Marcus Smith contributed to every point during Harlequins win, it was a masterclass

England’s Marcus Smith led the way with a 24-point individual haul as 2021 Premiership champions Harlequins ended Sale’s unbeaten start to the season. 

Smith converted his own try for the second of his side’s two first-half scores, having added to the opening try by Nick David, as well as going on to kick five penalties.

The number 10 also set up David’s try with a beautiful kick.

Commenting on his performance, one fan said: “A timely reminder that Marcus Smith is The Absolute Boy.”

“Marcus Smith is genuinely sensational,” commented a second.

A third said: “Well done Marcus proved the doubters wrong,:

Nick David Try:

Marcus Smith Try:

Post-match interview:

Marcus Smith Facts:

  1. Smith was born in Manila in the Philippines and picked up the game at the age of 7 with Centaurs RFC when his family decided to move to Singapore, he learnt the game there before moving to Sussex as a 13-year old
  2. His Dad, Jeremy Smith lived in Hong Kong from 1992-97, playing for Valley and the national side at fly-half
  3. At just 18 years of age and 200 days, he made his Premiership debut at Twickenham to become the youngest fly-half to start in the top flight since a 17-year old George Ford
  4. He is known to many of his teammates as Smudge, which is the traditional military nickname for anyone with the surname Smith.

England players wages revealed with £460k-a-season Marcus Smith the second highest earner

Marcus Smith might be the latest big thing in English rugby but he is still only England’s seventh highest earner.

#10. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) – £430,000 per season

Tom Curry of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#9. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) – £450,000