Born: 1988, New Zealand

Code: Rugby Union

Team: All Blacks, Highlanders, Manawatu Turbos

 

Aaron Smith is the most-capped scrum-half to play for the New Zealand All Blacks (100+ test-caps), and the all-time leader in caps, and current captain for the Highlanders in Super Rugby. Smith is a champion in the Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup, Freedom Cup, Dave Gallagher Trophy and Hillary Shield.

 

Awards/Achievements:

  • Rugby World Cup: 2015
  • The Rugby Championship: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Bledisloe Cup: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Dave Gallaher Trophy: 2013 (2), 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Freedom Cup: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Hillary Shield: 2013, 2014 (2), 2018
  • British & Irish Lions series: 2017 (drawn series – shared title)