Marcus Smith

England opt for Marcus Smith at fly-half for Japan Test

Steve Borthwick has handed the No.10 shirt to the Harlequin with Fin Smith on the bench while the decision to start Maro Itoje against Eddie Jones' Japan has come under scrutiny.
18 June 2024

“Opportunity is there to grab this team and take it forward” - Borthwick highlights exciting challenge for Marcus and Fin Smith

George Ford started all five of England’s Six Nations matches but with the Sale No.10 ruled out through injury, opportunity knocks this summer for two of Borthwick’s brightest talents.
10 June 2024

Steve Borthwick hopeful of Marcus Smith's return ahead of game against Ireland

England head coach Steve Borthwick is hoping for Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith to be available for the fourth round of the Six Nations against Ireland.
27 February 2024

Marcus Smith ruled out of England's Six Nations game against Wales

England will be without their talented fly-half Marcus Smith for the second round of the Six Nations to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
5 February 2024

England fly-half Marcus Smith ruled out of Six Nations opener against Italy

Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith will miss the upcoming Six Nations opener for England against Italy following a calf injury.
31 January 2024

European stage chance for England's next number 10 to make their mark

With Owen Farrell announcing he will be stepping back from international rugby to protect his and his family’s mental health, which fly-half can put themselves to the front of the queue to replace the talismanic skipper?
9 December 2023

England prop Joe Marler on 'gobby' Marcus Smith who is constantly driving standards for club and country

Marler thought the 24-year-old was 'jumped up' and 'gobby' when he first came into the senior squad at Harlequins but he quickly realised Marcus Smith's unrelenting desire to drive standards.
13 October 2023

Lennox Anyanwu Interview: 'I'd liken Marcus to a Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant'

The Quins emerging talent isn't surprised by Smith's recent showings at full-back and believes his quality, work-rate and mentality is what sets the England international apart.
3 October 2023

Austin Healey: Back-row battle, why Owen Farrell should be first choice and the need for England to be flexible

Interview: Four-time Premiership winner and TNT Sports pundit shares his thoughts on Steve Borthwick's current squad ahead of England's opening World Cup warm-up game against Wales.
3 August 2023

Marcus Smith: 'We’ve got to get on the same page'

While Ireland's cohesiveness has left them on the cusp of a Six Nations Grand Slam, England and Smith are still trying to find the right formula.
14 March 2023

‘I pick players for the strengths they bring’ – Borthwick backs Smith selection for France

After selecting Marcus Smith over his captain, Owen Farrell, to start against France this weekend in the Guinness Six Nations, Steve Borthwick spoke about selection and picking the correct players for the correct opponents.
9 March 2023

Genge takes England captaincy as Farrell replaced by Smith for France clash

For England’s clash with France in the fourth round of the Guinness Six Nations, Steve Borthwick has dropped his captain, Owen Farrell, from the starting fly-half slot in favour of Marcus Smith.
9 March 2023

'He did what Steve asked him' - Matson and Care heap praise on recalled Smith

Following Marcus Smith's Man of the Match performance in Harlequins' 40-5 win over Exeter Chiefs in Big Game 14, Tabai Matson and Danny Care spoke about the England fly-half ahead of his return to Steve Borthwick's Six Nations squad on Sunday.
5 March 2023

Borthwick explains Smith omission as Matson and Care believe future is bright for fly-half

While it may well be a fallow week in the Guinness Six Nations, Steve Borthwick’s omission of Marcus Smith from a three-day training camp at Brighton College has certainly caused some commotion.
28 February 2023

Borthwick encourages Smith to play “Test rugby” for Harlequins after squad omission

After leaving Marcus Smith out of his 26-man squad taking part in a three-day training camp in Brighton, England head coach Steve Borthwick has encouraged the Harlequins fly-half to go out and play “Test match” rugby against Exeter Chiefs this Saturday.
28 February 2023

Marcus Smith: 'Me and Faz get on really well on and off the field'

Marcus Smith says he feels like himself in an England shirt despite losing to Scotland on the opening day of the Six Nations.
6 February 2023

England’s new era – No Tuilagi, a Smith-Farrell axis and giving players a chance

After announcing his first England squad ahead of the team’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Steve Borthwick once again appeared calm and collected.
2 February 2023

Predicting England's starting XV - England vs Scotland 2023 Guinness Six Nations

Prior to England announcing their first matchday 23 to take on Scotland in the opening round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, TRU’s Joe Harvey has predicted who Steve Borthwick will name in his starting XV.
1 February 2023

Borthwick’s England squad sees places up for grabs this Six Nations

Four days on from England announcing their 36-man squad for the Guinness Six Nations, TRUs Joe Harvey has taken a look at the key ins and outs in Steve Borthwick’s squad.
20 January 2023

England back to winning ways thanks to 52–13 victory over Japan

Both Marcus Smith and Guy Porter scored two tries each at Twickenham Stadium in the Autumn Nations Series to recover from their loss to Argentina a week ago.
12 November 2022