About Conrad Gerard Smith
is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He is a midfield back and plays outside centre (13). He had been in many Taranaki age group teams. He moved to Wellington where he completed an LLB(Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington. Smith has also been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand
He plays for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby and for Wellington in the Air New Zealand Cup. He was named captain of the Hurricanes for the 2007 Super 14 campaign as regular captain Rodney So'oialo was rested ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Smith attended Francis Douglas Memorial College and was a resident of Weir House whilst at Victoria University. He made his All Black debut age 22, versus Italy in 2004. In the 50 tests he has played he has scored a total of 105 test points (21 tries). He is affiliated with Old Boys University in the Wellington club rugby competition.
Smith's elusive running, die-hard tackling, deceptive turn of pace, as well as his guile and accuracy in his distribution, make him very handy at centre to provide a link between the inside backs and the back three (11, 14, 15).
Smith suffered breaks to two bones in his leg during a Super 14 match for the Hurricanes against the Force at New Plymouth on 18 February 2006. Smith returned to action during the Air New Zealand Cup later that year.
In 2007, Smith faced a number of setbacks, mostly involving injury. However, he eventually earned his way back into a starting position, and by 2008, was the first choice centre for the All Black's once more.