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George Smith retires

By Jazz - 5 February 2010 13

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The Brumbies Website has just released this bombshell that one of tthe Brumbies most capped players of all time, George Smith has just announced his retirement effective the end of the immenent super 14 season.

George’s career has featured two Super 12 championships with the CA Brumbies, one World Cup final, eight Brett Robinson Players Player Awards, recognised four times as the Australian Super 14 Player of the Year and two John Eales Medals. In 2008 he became the fifth CA Brumbies player to pass 100 Super Rugby caps and is one of four Wallabies to have played 100 Tests.

Rugbyheaven have another take on the news here

George, we’ll miss you

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13 Responses to
George Smith retires
Panhead 5:47 pm 06 Feb 10

JessP said :

And I should care because?

Because you are a kind and compassionate person who appreciates the importance of a well functioning family and now you know that George’s decision to retire from international rugby means he can look forward to spending more time with his wife and their three children under the age of five you feel so much better.

vg 11:41 am 06 Feb 10

JessP said :

And I should care because?

You shouldn’t. I mean if you did your other brain cell would bear a terrible load

Tooks 9:53 am 06 Feb 10

JessP said :

And I should care because?

Thanks for the contribution. I might go into every post that doesn’t interest me and type the same response.

TheVirulentOne 5:59 am 06 Feb 10

What a shame. Such a good man, one time captain of the national team. Yes, such a shame that this ‘legend’ has retired. Perhaps I was daydreaming when I read those newspaper reports about the assault on a teenager in Manuka. Yep, such a fine role model, a real legend.

pptvb 8:50 pm 05 Feb 10

The only reason Waugh was ever selected over Smith was politics.
Had Smith been a Waratah there’d be suburbs named after him.
Like Gregan before him, the NSW press bag him purely because of who he plays for.
It wasn’t until I went to Christchurch last year to watch the Brumbies v Crusaders that I fully realised how highly respected George Smith is. The Kiwi’s are in awe of him.
He has almost “McCaw” like status…… Almost.
Pocock is showing great ability, which is very exciting for Australian Rugby, but whether he can last like George will be the real test.
How anyone can play 100+ tests putting their body through such punishment is a mystery to me. Smith is a freak.

che 5:38 pm 05 Feb 10

The only reason Phil Waugh is still hanging around is that he wants to pull a Bradbury and be the last man standing if Pocock gets injured.
George Smith has had amazing resilience which has seen him miss very few games due to injury, which has meant Phil Waugh has stayed on the sidelines where he belongs.

WhyTheLongFace 5:12 pm 05 Feb 10

Why do all the best players leave the Wallabies?

I used to love them, now they are just a bunch of no hopers. ARU mismanagement is unbelievable.

Sad to see him go. He was one of the greats.

el 4:31 pm 05 Feb 10

JessP said :

And I should care because?

And you were compelled to reply because?

JessP 4:18 pm 05 Feb 10

And I should care because?

Jazz 4:02 pm 05 Feb 10

Nambucco Deliria said :

He hasn’t retired. He just wants to play overseas. That’s quite a big difference.

May as well be the same thing.

pptvb said :

Damn. There’s a huge hole in our 2011 World Cup team.
How do you replace such a legend?

Ahh, David Pocock perhaps? One of my misguided & delsional (Warratah supporting) colleagues asserted today that Phil Waugh would be the guy.

pptvb 3:43 pm 05 Feb 10

Damn. There’s a huge hole in our 2011 World Cup team.
How do you replace such a legend?

Nambucco Deliria 12:59 pm 05 Feb 10

He hasn’t retired. He just wants to play overseas. That’s quite a big difference.

Joe Canberran 12:01 pm 05 Feb 10

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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