Now Smith is back in the southern hemisphere as the team takes part in the Brisbane 10s – something Smith told D’Arcy and Goran he never expected to be doing.
“I never thought I’d be back here playing rugby when I left for France, but funny how things work out.”
He said it is good for the club to be invited to a tournament like this.
He’s still unsure about when he will retire from the game completely.
“I haven’t signed on to play again. I’m still enjoying it, but I’m aware the guys who transition the best call it quits themselves.”