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Coaching Bio

Queensland Reds lock in the super rugby competition after playing in the NRC for Brisbane City and Queensland premier rugby with Brothers. I love rugby and the countless opportunities, life skills and friendships that it has brought me.

*I am currently unavailable for coaching* Having started playing rugby in 2000 for the Caboolture rugby club I found a love for rugby because of the on field skills, fitness and fun plus also the off field friends and opportunities it brought. I’m an old boy of St Patrick’s college Shorncliffe where I played first XV in 2013. After school, I began playing colts rugby at Brothers in Albion and progressed into their grades program in 2015. I got the opportunity to start playing premier grade with Brothers in 2017 and in 2019 was selected into Brisbane City NRC team. I was called into the Reds training squad for the 2020 season after a brief stint with the ACT Brumbies. I made my playing debut for the Reds in 2021.


  • General Rugby Skill
  • Tackling
  • Line out
  • Scrum
  • Lock Specific positional play
  • Mentoring


  • QLD Working with Children Card expiry 24/03/2027

Coaching Locations

  • Brothers Rugby Club, 103 Crosby Road, Albion, Brisbane, QLD 4010, AU
  • Curlew Park, 74 Curlew Street, Sandgate, Brisbane, QLD 4017, AU
  • Ballymore Stadium, 91 Clyde Road, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $60

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $90

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $120

Small Group up to 2 athletes 45 MINS $120

Small Group up to 6 athletes 60 MINS $250

Online Mentoring 30 MINS $40


Sam - 02-08-2022

Ryan is an excellent rugby coach and mentor. He is great with my son, and teaches him lots of good skills which will help him now and into the future. He also makes the coaching session fun and rewarding. We would not hesitate to recommend Ryan for all aspects of Rugby coaching!

Meg - 15-06-2022

Ryan was absolutely amazing!! He provided exceptional position specific tips and shared his Rugby knowledge and skills. He was positive, friendly and encouraging, and truly inspiring. It was a pleasure meeting him and I will be booking more sessions! 😊

Jordan - 20-05-2022

How great to have Ryan take our team for a tackle and breakdown session. He has a natural rapport with the kids and explains concepts in a way they could understand and apply straight away. The whole team got a real buzz from having one of their heroes coach them and he passed on some great drills to me as the coach for the future. Every player left training better for the time with him and is now applying techniques that were previously unknown to them.

Steven - 24-03-2022

Ryan Smith is a wealth of knowledge. Matched with an exciting enthusiasm for coaching kids rugby. Can't recommend him enough.

Luke - 24-03-2022

I was very impressed with Ryan. He was well prepared and managed the session extremely well, providing excellent advice and insights. I will definitely be booking Ryan again very soon.