Marcus Smith becomes second youngest to score 500 Premiership points

Marcus Smith kicked 16 points during the game against London Irish
Marcus Smith kicked 16 points during the game against London Irish

Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith reached another milestone on Wednesday as he became the second youngest player to amass over 500 points in the Premiership.

The 21-year-old made his Premiership debut for the Quins in 2017 and has already played 60 games in the top tier competition scoring 507 points.

Smith achieved the feat in the 19th round of the ongoing Gallagher Premiership against London Irish where he scored two tries and also kicked three conversions guiding the Quins to a 15-36 win.

The former England Under 20 international crossed the 500-point mark in 21 years 207 days which is second only to Jonny Wilkinson, who achieved the feat in 21 years 100 days.

“It’s an honour to play one game for Quins, let alone 75 or 80," said Smith.

“I am proud every time I wear the jersey and I love playing here at the Stoop.

“To rack up 500 points in my first three years has been brilliant. Hopefully I can beat Jonny to 1,000!”

The list for top five youngest players to achieve 500 points also includes George Ford, Charlie Hodgson and Owen Farrell.

21 years 100 days - Jonny Wilkinson
21 years 207 days - Marcus Smith
21 years 279 days - George Ford
21 years 327 days - Charlie Hodgson
21 years 364 days - Owen Farrell

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