Strong running centre Richard Smith came to the Blues in 2013 after playing for Cardiff RFC. He previously played for Neath in 2009/10 before spending a season in Australia where he turned out for Brisbane Bulldogs.
Smith’s pace gained him a spot on the Wales Sevens circuit during the summer of 2011 where he played for his country in three of the four legs of the FIRA series, playing in Bucharest, Barcelona and Moscow.
Smith made his debut for the Blues at centre, where he paired up with Jamie Roberts, for the regions’ victory over Munster at Musgrave Park in January 2013. The 2013/14 season saw him continue his development at Blues and become a key part of the squad in all competitions.