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Base Rugby was founded by retired professional Rugby player Tyrone Smith. 

Tyrone grew up on Sydney's Northern Beaches playing junior representative footy for Manly Rugby and the Manly Sea Eagles before attending St Edmunds College in Canberra. It was there that he was elected to play for the Australian School Boys and was chosen to receive the Bronze Boot Award, making history alongside his brother George Smith, to be the only brothers ever to receive such an accolade.


Tyrone then went on to play 6 years in professional Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters, London Broncos and representing Tonga internationally.

He made his come back to Rugby Union in 2007 when he joined his brother George at the ACT Brumbies for 4 years. In his first season Tyrone was voted Super Rugby Rookie of the Year, named in the Australia A team and toured with the International Barbarians .

In 2009 he was chosen to tour with the Wallabies on their Grand Slam Tour in Japan and the UK.

Tyrone then made the switch to play overseas, spending 2 years playing in Japan for Honda Heat and then a further 2 years in France playing for Racing Club Narbonne Mediterraine. 


Retiring at the age of 32 years, Tyrone returned to Australia and landed a coaching role at Sydney Grammar College. It was during this time that Tyrone discovered his passion for helping the youth of today learn the fundamentals of Rugby and essential Rugby skills. And so began Tyrone's journey to start Base Rugby that would lead to building stronger, smarter, more dominant Rugby Players.

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