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Graham Smith

Graham Smith

Key Facts

SquadEngland Women
PositionAssistant Coach


Graham Smith joined the England Women's set-up as Assistant and Forwards Coach in 2003 on the back of a well-respected playing and coaching career.

A former England Under 23s international player and an England and Scotland squad member Graham was a powerhouse prop who also played club rugby for Wolverhampton, Moseley and Stourbridge. He also captained the Staffordshire County Championship team in 1997.

Graham first started coaching in 1984 but really concentrated his attentions on coaching as a career in the 1990s working with Moseley and Stourbridge prior to joining the Worcester Academy in 2001.

In 2003 he then moved to the former Rugby Football Union for Women to work alongside Geoff Richards, England Women's Head Coach at the time.

Since he joined the England Women's set-up Graham has been an instrumental figure in England's success, which has seen them reach two Rugby World Cup Finals in 2006 and 2010 and win seven consecutive Six Nations crowns. Most recently Graham led England to success in the European Cup in Italy in May 2012.

Graham is a RFU Level 5 qualified Coach, an RFU Coach Educator and an IRB Coach Educator.

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