Jason Smith

Like us on Facebook Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

Join us on our forums Jump on the forums

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 14th March, 1972
Current Age
42 years and 41 days
Place Of Birth
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1999
Dally M Lock Of The Year

Biography

Former Brisbane Souths five-eighth/lock, the younger brother of Darren Smith, signed with C’bury as an 18-year-old in 1990. The following year Smith captained the club's President's Cup team to a grand final win over P’matta but his development during the 1994 season was nothing short of remarkable. Mobile, yet incredibly strong, he displayed his talent as a ball-player in C’bury’s back row or at five-eighth and impressed as a resolute defender. His 1994 State of Origin debut ended when he was concussed after a sickening clash of heads with rival forward Ian Roberts. Smith recovered to play in C’bury’s losing grand final team and was rewarded for his season's efforts with selection in Australia's 28-man Kangaroo squad. His form on tour was excellent and although he was the outstanding player in wins over Warrington and Bradford Northern in the week leading up to Third Test selection, he could not break into the Australian Test team. 1995 proved to be a turning point in Smith’s career. After originally signing with Super League, Smith and three team-mates (Pay, McCracken and Dymock) turned their backs on their club and signed with the ARL. This move consequently ensured Smith a place in Queensland’s State of Origin team and he went on to play in all three Tests against NZ. After gaining a release from his Super League contract via the courts, Smith played in the Bulldogs’ grand final win against Manly before coming off the interchange bench in Australia’s 16-8 win in the World Cup final. Joining P’matta along with his defecting team-mates, his rep career continued for Queensland and Australia (v. Papua New Guinea) but the 1997 season was ruined by injury. At P’matta, Smith’s commitment never wavered despite a succession of injuries. In three successive preliminary finals (1998-00), the Eels faltered at last hurdle to make the grand final and too often the young club’s fortunes rested on Smith’s shoulders. He played in the final two Tests of the Trans-Tasman series in 1998, alongside his brother Darren, and was chosen as lock in the first international the following year, Australia’s 20-14 win over NZ. In the third State of Origin match in 1999 Smith was cleared of a controversial high tackle on opposing forward Mark Carroll that left the Blues prop heavily concussed. (It was later revealed that Carroll’s own hand, which he raised in a reflex action to protect himself in Smith’s ball and all tackle, had done much of the damage). The 1999 season concluded with three Test appearances in Australia’s victorious Tri Nations win against NZ and Great Britain. Year 2000 saw Smith make his final appearance for Australia, the 52-0 thrashing of NZ in the ANZac Test. Declining to take on the P’matta captaincy in his final year with the club, his career wound down after injuries and suspension saw him miss much of the second half of the season. Smith left the Eels at the end of the year to play for Hull in the English Super League. 2005 found him back in Australia playing with Canberra and he brought all his experience to a young Raiders team. After playing a key role in Canberra making the finals in 2006 Smith left the club, along with coach Matthew Elliott, and will play for the North Queensland in 2007.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

To view a list of corresponding matches, click on the Match list icon.

International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995, 1998-00 15 3 -   - 12 13 2 0 86.67% Match list
Overall 1995-2000 15 3 0   0 12 13 2 0 86.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995-1996 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1996 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995 5 1 -   - 4 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Overall 1995 5 1 0   0 4 4 1 0 80.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 1994-00 16 1 -   1 5 6 9 1 37.50% Match list
Overall 1994-2000 16 1 0   1 5 6 9 1 37.50% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRL 1990 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1991 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1992 5 - -   - - 3 1 1 60.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1993 22 - 1 / 4 25.00% - 2 16 6 0 72.73% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1994 21 3 -   - 12 18 3 0 85.71% Match list
Sydney Bulldogs ARL 1995 12 1 -   - 4 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1996 17 7 -   - 28 8 8 1 47.06% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1997 20 2 -   - 8 10 9 1 50.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1998 23 6 -   1 25 15 7 1 65.22% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1999 18 9 -   3 39 13 5 0 72.22% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2000 11 - -   - - 6 4 1 54.55% Match list
Canberra NRL 2005 19 7 -   1 29 8 11 0 42.11% Match list
Canberra NRL 2006 19 2 -   - 8 9 10 0 47.37% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2007 20 3 -   - 12 13 7 0 65.00% Match list
Overall 1990-2007 ? 40 1 / 4 25.00% 5 167 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1990-95 62 4 1 / 4 25.00% - 18 46 15 1 74.19% Match list
Parramatta 1996-00 89 24 -   4 100 52 33 4 58.43% Match list
Canberra 2005-06 38 9 -   1 37 17 21 0 44.74% Match list
North Queensland 2007 20 3 -   - 12 13 7 0 65.00% Match list
Overall 1990-2007 ? 40 1 / 4 25.00% 5 167 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1990-1995 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Parramatta 1996-1999 7 2 -   - 8 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Canberra 2005-2006 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
North Queensland 2007 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1993-2007 17 3 0   0 12 9 8 0 52.94% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Challenge Cup 2001 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Hull FC Super League VI 2001 26 6 -   - 24 18 6 2 69.23% Match list
Hull FC Challenge Cup 2002 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Hull FC Super League VII 2002 23 4 -   - 16 13 10 0 56.52% Match list
Hull FC Challenge Cup 2003 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Hull FC Super League VIII 2003 11 3 -   1 13 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Hull FC Super League IX 2004 14 4 -   - 16 10 3 1 71.43% Match list
Overall 2001-2004 ? 17 0   1 69 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 2001-04 80 17 -   1 69 50 27 3 62.50% Match list
Overall 2001-2004 ? 17 0   1 69 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Want to have your say about this player? Add a comment.

 

Last modified: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:57:18 +1100 (Sydney time)