Chris Smylie

Chris Smylie


  • Number: 160
  • Position: Halfback
  • Born: 22/03/82
  • Height: 182
  • Weight: 93
  • Blues Debut: 2009 v Force
  • Blues Caps: 28
  • Blues Points: 10
  • Breakdown: 2T

A former Otago and Highlanders representative, Auckland-born Chris Smylie returned to North Harbour for the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup and played his third season for the Blues in 2011 after making his debut in 2009.

Smylie made his New Zealand Maori debut in 2006 and is a former recipient of the NPC Division One Player of the Year at the 2005 Steinlager Rugby Awards.

With a third halfback added to the enlarged Blues squad for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition, Smylie resumed his rivalry with former Otago teammate and new Blues recruit Toby Morland between 2009 and 2011.