Marcus Smith is a professional English rugby union player who currently plays at fly–half for Harlequins and has been in the England squad since 2021.

 As an England Rugby fan, I’m really excited about this recent addition to the national side. An instrumental part of England’s 2021 Autumn Internationals campaign, he scored a total of 23 points in back–to–back wins against Tonga, Australia, and South Africa. Like with any other sporting sensation that grabs my attention, I was inspired to read up about this player and write a little about his background and rugby career so far.

Smith was born in the Philippines on February 14, 1999  to a British father and Filipina mother. At age seven, he moved to Singapore and played rugby for Centaurs RFC. Then, aged 13, he moved to the UK and received a sports scholarship to attend Brighton College—which is where my brother was also schooled and where he played rugby, awesome!

On September 2, 2017, he made his first appearance in the Rugby Premiership playing at fly–half for Harlequins against London Irish. On July 4, 2021, he played his first full capped game with England, scoring 13 points in a 43–29 victory against the United States. Subsequently, He was called up for the 2021 British and Irish tour against South Africa and converted all seven tries in the Lions’ win over the DHL Stormers.

His skills set include an impressive side–step, a convincing dummy pass, a sleek chip, and an insightful read of the game. Overall, he is an exciting player to watch, and I’m looking forward to seeing more from this awesome talent.

Vocabulary List

instrumental 役に立つ、有益な

back­-to-back 連続

sensation 大評判

inspired 刺激される

scholarship 奨学金

(to) school 学ぶ・通学する

subsequently その次に

call up 呼び出す

dummy フェイント (球技のボールパスにおける)

sleek つやつやした

insightful 洞察力のある

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