# Marcus Smith

Last month
March 2023
# mr smith goes to dublin
Smith calls for beleaguered England to 'stand up and fight'
Steve Borthwick’s side play in Dublin a week after a record defeat to France.
# decision
Marcus Smith retained in England squad for France Six Nations clash
Their head coach, Steve Borthwick, names his starting XV on Thursday lunchtime.
# Return
Marcus Smith recalled to England squad for Six Nations clash with France
The Harlequins fly-half was dropped from last week’s training camp in Brighton.
# Rugby
England's Marcus Smith shines as Harlequins hammer Exeter
England coach Borthwick must now decide whether Smith should be recalled at No 10.
# mr smith goes to exeter
Exeter boss Rob Baxter backs decision to release Marcus Smith from England duty
Smith’s place in England’s matchday squad is under serious threat ahead of the clash with France.
This year
# Dropped
Marcus Smith left out of England training squad as George Ford returns to fold
Smith began the Six Nations as England’s starting fly-half.
# Tough Call
Honeymoon blow prepares England boss Borthwick for dropping Smith
Owen Farrell will now move from inside centre to fly-half, where he plays for club side Saracens, with Ollie Lawrence in the No 12 shirt.
# smithereens
England break up playmaking axis and drop Marcus Smith for Italy clash
Owen Farrell will instead start at fly-half.
Last year
# Injury
Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign
Smith injured his ankle against South Africa last week.
# Bonkers
Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash
The second leg at the Stoop was relentlessly entertaining.
# Boy Wonder
The making of Marcus Smith, featuring a former Ireland flanker
Ex-Ireland international Kieron Dawson played a key role in the young out-half’s development at Brighton College.
# 10s
England's Smith set for big test opposite 'outstanding operator' Sexton
Eddie Jones said the Leinster man is “a durable guy.”
# Respect
Marcus Smith recalls Dan Biggar’s Lions welcome ahead of Six Nations showdown
The England start will hope to line-up against the Wales captain on 26 February.
# Star
Sky's the limit for Smith, says England boss Jones
‘There’s no ceiling to how good he can be.’
# gimme five
Marcus Smith stars as England register bonus-point victory over Italy in Rome
Eddie Jones’ side got their first win of the 2022 Six Nations with a comprehensive triumph over the Azzurri.
# back off
'My opinion is the only one that counts' - Jones has no regrets over taking off Smith
The England out-half was replaced by George Ford in the latter stages of their Calcutta Cup defeat to Scotland.
All time
# feeling 22
Eddie Jones keen for Marcus Smith to avoid Emma Raducanu-esque ‘distractions’
Smith made an exhilarating cameo, inspiring a late burst of tries in Saturday’s 69-3 triumph over Tonga.
# final audition
Conan among the tries as Lions finish Test build-up with win over Stormers
Tadhg Beirne also impressed as the tourists racked up a 49-3 victory.
# day to remember
Marcus Smith pilots England to win over Canada before winning Lions call-up
The player’s madcap month took another remarkable twist.
# Potential
Lions call up 22-year-old Marcus Smith as out-half cover for injured Russell
Warren Gatland has added the Harlequins star to his squad.
# New blood
Harlequins out-half to pilot side as England name eight uncapped players for USA clash
There are four more uncapped players on the bench for Sunday’s Test.
# formidable
Quins 10 Smith and senior international Hill in England U20 team for Cork
Centre Cameron Redpath is also in the Red Rose squad for Friday’s clash against Ireland.
# gold smith
18-year-old English star out-half signs first pro deal with 'Quins
The Premiership club have tied Marcus Smith to a ‘long-term’ contract.
# exciting prospect
Eddie Jones includes 18-year-old out-half in England training squad for November
Teenager Marcus Smith has been rewarded for some fine early season performances for Harlequins.