Born in the Taranaki town of Hawera, Conrad Smith is the most capped All Blacks centre and eighth most capped All Black of all time and has so far pulled on the famous black jersey in 85 tests (with 81 test starts, 25 test tries and 76 wins in his 85 tests, for a winning percentage of 90 percent). He is also the most capped Hurricanes player of all time with 110 appearances (21 tries) for the Super Rugby club.
A leader in both the All Blacks and Hurricanes, he is blessed with pace, anticipation, the ability to read a game and defensive nous, and is held in high regard by coaches, players and fans alike. Smith was a relatively late bloomer in rugby, making his first real mark as a 21-year-old in 2003 for the Old Boys-University club in Wellington and made his provincial debut for Wellington that year.
His Super Rugby debut the following year was cruelly cut short by injury but his immense potential and commanding performances later in the season saw him picked for the All Blacks year end tour to Europe. In his All Blacks test debut against Italy he scored with his first touch of the ball. He became the most capped All Blacks centre in his 56th test in 2012.
Conrad is married to Leeanne and they have a son.