‘One of the greats’: Tom Smith, former Scotland and Lions prop, dies aged 50

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  • Forward won Lions tour in South Africa and won Five Nations
  • Smith was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in 2019

The former Scotland and British & Irish Lions prop Tom Smith has died aged 50. Smith, who was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in November 2019, also played for Glasgow Warriors, Caledonia Reds and Northampton.

Scottish Rugby tweeted: “Scotland and Lions prop Tom Smith sadly passed away earlier today aged 50. A hugely respected player, Tom will be greatly missed by everyone associated with rugby in Scotland and throughout the game. All our thoughts are with Tom’s family and friends at this time.”

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