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Ashley Smith

Centre

Born13/02/1987 (29)
Place of BirthNewport
Height183cm / 6'
Weight94kg / 14st 11lbs
Clubs Newport, Newport HSOB
Education Caerleon Comprehensive School
Honours Wales U16, Wales U18, Wales U19, Wales U20
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A Dragons’ Academy product, Ashley Smith was educated at Caerleon Comprehensive.

Identified at an early age, Ashley has represented Wales throughout the age groups and captained the U20s side in the 2007 6 Nations tournament.

The powerful centre made his debut for the Dragons in the 2005/2006 season, coming on as a replacement in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Worcester Warriors at Rodney Parade. That was his only appearance that season, however he did go on to establish himself as a firm fixture in the side in subsequent seasons.

2008/2009 saw Ashley captain the region for the first time, becoming the youngest player to captain the region, at 21, when he led the Dragons away at Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in October 2008. Ashley appeared 22 times for the region that season, including starting and scoring in the Heineken Cup 24th place play-off win against Calvisano which secured Heineken Cup rugby for the Dragons in 2009/2010.

In May 2010, Ashley was voted by readers of the South Wales Argus as Dragons player of the year for the 2009/2010 season.

Ashley made his 100th appearance for the region in the match against the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in November 2011, a match where he once again captained the side in the absence of club captain Luke Charteris.

 

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2005/2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2005/2006

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
03/12/2005 Worcester Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
2006/2007 15 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2006/2007

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
12/09/2006 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
22/09/2006 Border Reivers CE 0 0 0 0 0
07/10/2006 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0
13/10/2006 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/10/2006 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
04/11/2006 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
10/11/2006 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
08/12/2006 Bucuresti Wolves CE 0 0 0 0 0
16/12/2006 Bucuresti Wolves CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/12/2006 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2006 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2007 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/01/2007 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/01/2007 Border Reivers CE 0 0 0 0 0
02/03/2007 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
2007/2008 18 5 2 11 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2007/2008

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
01/09/2007 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
07/09/2007 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
21/09/2007 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2007 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/10/2007 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/10/2007 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/10/2007 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
09/11/2007 USA Perpignan CE 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2007 London Irish CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/11/2007 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/12/2007 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2007 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2008 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5
04/01/2008 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/01/2008 London Irish CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/02/2008 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
29/02/2008 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/03/2008 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
2008/2009 22 9 0 13 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2008/2009

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
05/09/2008 Glasgow Warriors FB 0 0 0 0 0
19/09/2008 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5
26/09/2008 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
11/10/2008 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
19/10/2008 Bath Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
25/10/2008 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
02/11/2008 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 5
06/12/2008 Stade Toulousain Rep 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2008 Stade Toulousain CE 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2008 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2008 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2009 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
09/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
18/01/2009 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
22/02/2009 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
07/03/2009 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/03/2009 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2009 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/04/2009 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2009 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
29/05/2009 Rugby Calvisano CE 1 0 0 0 5
2009/2010 15 8 0 7 5 0 0 0 25

Matches Played In 2009/2010

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
06/09/2009 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5
12/09/2009 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2009 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5
27/09/2009 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/2009 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2009 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2009 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2010 Gloucester Rugby Rep 1 0 0 0 5
29/01/2010 Ospreys CE 1 0 0 0 5
07/02/2010 Saracens CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/03/2010 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
17/03/2010 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/04/2010 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5
23/04/2010 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 22 10 1 11 4 0 0 0 20

Matches Played In 2010/2011

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
01/10/2010 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 0 0 0 0 0
08/10/2010 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/10/2010 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
04/11/2010 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/11/2010 Northampton Saints Rep 0 0 0 0 0
19/11/2010 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/11/2010 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/12/2010 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 5
19/12/2010 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2011 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2011 Stade Toulousain CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
28/01/2011 Sale Sharks Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/02/2011 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/02/2011 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5
25/02/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
05/03/2011 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 1 0 0 0 5
15/04/2011 Ospreys CE 1 0 0 0 5
22/04/2011 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
29/04/2011 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 19 8 1 10 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2011/2012

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
03/09/2011 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/09/2011 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/09/2011 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
29/10/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/11/2011 RC I Cavalieri Prato CE 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2011 USA Perpignan CE 0 0 0 0 0
25/11/2011 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
04/12/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2012 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
10/02/2012 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/02/2012 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/02/2012 Aironi Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
03/03/2012 Munster CE 1 0 0 0 5
15/03/2012 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/03/2012 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/03/2012 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
13/04/2012 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0
20/04/2012 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
05/05/2012 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
2012/2013 17 5 0 12 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2012/2013

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
31/08/2012 Zebre Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
08/09/2012 Leinster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
15/09/2012 Cardiff Blues Rep 0 0 0 0 0
22/09/2012 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2012 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
05/10/2012 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0
13/10/2012 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
02/11/2012 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
10/11/2012 Bath Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
18/11/2012 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/11/2012 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/12/2012 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0
16/12/2012 Mogliano Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2013 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
10/01/2013 Aviron Bayonnais Rep 0 0 0 0 0
17/01/2013 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/02/2013 Zebre Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014 16 5 1 10 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2013/2014

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
08/11/2013 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
16/11/2013 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
22/11/2013 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2013 Union Bordeaux-Begles CE 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2013 Union Bordeaux-Begles CE 0 0 0 0 0
21/12/2013 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2013 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2014 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
11/01/2014 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2014 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0
31/01/2014 Newcastle Falcons Rep 0 0 0 0 0
14/02/2014 Leinster CE 1 0 0 0 5
23/02/2014 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
28/02/2014 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/03/2014 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
29/03/2014 Zebre Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5
2014/2015 16 8 0 8 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2014/2015

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
28/09/2014 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 1 0 0 0 5
05/10/2014 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
11/10/2014 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/10/2014 Stade Francais Paris CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/10/2014 Newcastle Falcons CE 1 0 0 0 5
14/11/2014 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
21/11/2014 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/11/2014 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2014 Bucuresti Wolves CE 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2014 Bucuresti Wolves CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/02/2015 Exeter Chiefs CE 0 0 0 0 0
08/02/2015 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/02/2015 Leinster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
22/02/2015 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/03/2015 Zebre Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
08/03/2015 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
 
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