Seattle Seawolves Announce Signing of Australian Flyhalf Peter Smith
The halfback combination for the Seattle Seawolves looks like it may be Phil Mack to Peter Smith. Smith is a journeyman player from Australia who has played in Wales, Japan and USA. His latest position was with the Chicago Griffins. from Seattle Seawolves
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seawolves have announced the signing of Chicago Griffins fly half, Peter Smith.
“I am delighted by Peter's signing,” said Seawolves head coach Tony Healy. “He has a rich pedigree of experience having played in high-level competitions around the world. Combining his experience and his panoply of skills with our experienced backline promises for some scintillating rugby.”
Smith grew up in Northern Sydney, Australia and played for Northern Suburbs Rugby Club. In 2011, Smith began his professional career at the young age of 21 when he signed on to play fly half with the Ospreys in the Pro12 league. In 2012, he competed with the Coca-Cola West Red Sparks in Japan’s Top League rugby union competition. Following the 2013 season with the Red Sparks, Smith transferred within the Top League and played with the Kubota Spears for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. While recovering from injury following his 2015 season, Smith got experience in the realm of college football when he played as a punter for University of Central Missouri and in Arena Football when he played as a kicker for the Salina Liberty. Most recently, Smith has found success in the role of fly half with the Chicago Griffins RFC.
“I am excited to join the Seawolves and be part of the inaugural season of Major League Rugby,” said Smith. “I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to arriving in Seattle.”
The Seattle Seawolves inaugural season kicks off on April 22 against the San Diego Legion at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are available now by visiting www.SeattleSeawolves.com."
About the Seawolves
A founding member of Major League Rugby (MLR), the Seattle Seawolves kick off their inaugural season in 2018 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the game of rugby in the U.S. while fostering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. Through community outreach efforts, the Seattle Seawolves fulfill a key pillar of the franchise’s philosophy, enriching the Puget Sound region’s youth through engagement, leadership and service.
Select Major League Rugby games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between MLR and the television network. Season tickets are now on sale; to purchase, visit www.SeattleSeawolves.com.