- Date of Birth26 Nov 2001
A schoolboy footballer at academy level with Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town, Ollie Smith played rugby in Mansfield before coming through to join the Leicester Tigers academy.
“It was my dad who took me to join the rugby club at Mansfield,” he says. “We did pretty well there, we beat Nottingham Corsairs in the County Final in 2018.”
Diccon Edwards and Jamie Taylor played significant roles in Ollie’s progress through the Tigers DPP system, while an unbeaten run-out at the Wellington Festival provided one of the highlights of 2018.
Originally a 10 or 12, Ollie has settled at full-back and is also a goalkicker.
He combines his rugby with ‘A’ Level studies at Denstone College in Stafordshire.
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Who was your favourite rugby player growing up?
Who was your favourite Tigers player growing up?
Jonny May, he scores a lot of tries, and Tom Youngs for his workrate and you can see he loves the club.
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