New-look Nicky aims to munch France
The Rugby Paper|October 11, 2020
New-look Nicky aims to munch France
NICKY Smith has eaten his way back into the Wales squad by piling on the pounds in a bid to return to the international stage bigger, better and stronger.
ROB COLE

After winning his 35th cap in the World Cup bronze final last year, the 26-year-old Ospreys loosehead was dropped by new head coach Wayne Pivac and hasn’t featured since.

But now he is back for the warm-up with France, the Six Nations game with Scotland, and the Autumn Nations Cup. He will return 11 months on from his last cap against New Zealand as a new man – and father.

“When lockdown came it was a golden opportunity for me to lock myself in the garage with some weights, eat well, and try to get bigger and stronger,” said Smith, right.

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October 11, 2020