Thursday, 21 November 2019

Good luck Tom Smith

This blog's very best wishes go out to Tom Smith and his family, as the 48 year old former Scotland and Lions prop battles against stage four colorectal cancer which has spread to his liver and brain.

One of my favourite rugby memories was watching - on a small screen in a local pub - the relatively diminutive Smith, Keith Wood and Paul Wallace take on the mighty South African front row of Du Randt, Drotske and Garvey on the 1997 Lions tour and emerge victorious.

Smith's performances on that tour were typically brave and he will need all the bravery that he can muster this time around.

I am sure the entire world of rugby will rally round in support of Tom Smith and his family.

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