Seattle Seawolves & Peter Smith
The Seattle Seawolves have signed Chicago Griffins fly half, Peter Smith. He is 6’0″ and 190 pounds.
Smith grew up in the Northern Sydney suburb of Ingleside, New South Wales, Australia. He went to high school at Sydney Grammar School and later attended the University of Sydney.
He played rugby for the Northern Suburbs Rugby Club, which was part of the Shute Shield. In 2011, Smith, age 21 and Welsh qualified, signed to play fly-half with the Ospreys in the Pro12 league. He then went to Japan the following year to play in Japan’s Top League rugby union competition. For the 2012 and 2013, he played with the Coca-Cola West Red Sparks. He then transferred to the Kubota Spears for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
After recovering from an injury in 2015, he came to the United States and attended the University of Central Missouri where he was a punter. He then played Arena Football in 2017 briefly as a kicker for the Salina Liberty in Salina, Kansas.
From 2015 through 2017, Smith has played fly-half with the Chicago Griffins RFC.
Seawolves head coach Tony Healy said “I am delighted by Peter’s signing. 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 said “I am excited to join the Seawolves and be part of the inaugural season of Major League Rugby. 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.”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Phil Mack – Backs Coach, Scrum-half
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Back
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow
- Brock Staller – Outside Center
- Jeremy Lenaerts – Lock
- Riekert Hattingh – Eight-man
- Garrett Bender – Backrow
- John Hayden – Prop
- Mike Palefau – Fullback
- Dion Crowder – Wing
- Louie Henson – Prop
- Cam Polson – Lock
- Connor Weyell – Lock
- Nakai Penny – Flanker
- Peter Smith – Fly-half