Top points scorer Greg re-signs for the new season

Leading scorer, fly-half Greg Smith, has re-signed for his fifth season at the Woodlands.

He joined Fylde in September 2016 from amateur rugby league club Pilkington Recs. Greg (30) is a true cross code player, having grown up playing RL and then 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 108 appearances for Fylde to date, scoring 18 tries and kicking 689 points in the role of principal goal kicker. His 2019-20 campaign was typically productive, as he finished with 234 points and was 3rd in the N2N league scoring ranking. He’s another of the Fylde squad who has proved incredibly durable, missing only four games in four seasons since his debut.

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, hard working, releases his backline well and has a shrewd eye for gaps in visiting defences.

Warren Spragg said: “Greg is a key member of the team, kicking match winning goals and making our attack tick over the past four seasons. He’s got the chance to move over 1000 points for the club next year if we get a full season and I think that’s a great milestone to aspire for.”

Greg Smith said: “I’m really excited about signing for my 5th season. We have a great squad and I’m looking forward to doing all I can to get the Club back into National One. We showed last season what a good side we are and we have no reason that we can’t go one better this year.

“One big change is the retirement of Adam Lewis. I’ve known Adam for a good few years since we played together at Sedgley Park in 2011 and he was one of the reasons I signed for Fylde. He was also my travelling buddy to training and games so that will be a little harder for me this coming season.”

 

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