Leading scorer, fly-half Greg Smith, has re-signed for his fourth season at the Woodlands.
He joined Fylde in September 2016 from amateur rugby league club Pilkington Recs. Greg (29) is a true cross code player, having grown up playing RL and more recently moving to rugby union. He played a full National One season for Sedgley Park’s 1st team in 2011-12 before moving back to Pilkington Recs.
He was persuaded to join Fylde in September 2016 and he quickly became the first choice fly-half, playmaker and goal kicker. He has made 83 appearances for Fylde to date, scoring 14 tries and kicking 542 points in the role of principle goal kicker. His 2018-19 campaign was especially productive, as he finished with 261 points and was 2nd in the N2N league scoring ranking.
He made his senior Lancashire debut 2018 and was part of the County Championship winning squad which triumphed at Twickenham that year. Greg is cool under pressure, releases his backline well and has a shrewd eye for gaps in visiting defences.
Warren Spragg said: “Greg had his strongest season yet for us in 2018-19, scoring a massive number of points and leading the boys in attack. He’s a player who is liked and respected by all the lads and a great example of an understated hard worker. He probably works 70 hours a week running his own plumbing and heating company but still manages to give us 100%. He’s knocked some really important kicks over for us this season and I’m sure he will continue to do more of the same next year.”
Greg Smith said: “I thought that I had a decent 2018-19 season and was fortunate to finish second top points scorer in N2N. But I’m looking forward to improving in the Club’s Centenary season. We have a very strong squad and this is only going to get better. I’m excited to be a part of it.”