Dylan Smith is an Old Boy of King Edward VII School, where he played alongside Malcolm Marx. He represented the SA Schools side in 2012 and his regular position is loosehead prop, but he has shown his versatility and adeptness by also buckling down on the other side of the scrum at tighthead.
After playing junior rugby for the Golden Lions Rugby Union, he made his senior debut for the union in 2014, representing the side across a number of competitions until 2020. This included more than 50 appearances for the Emirates Lions in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition.
During the 2020/21 season the burly front-rower made a move to Stade Francais before moving to Ealing Trailfinders in England, where he played alongside former Lions teammate, Bobby de Wee.
Smith signed for the Vodacom Bulls in April this year, joining the side towards the end of the inaugural Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign where they finished as runners up to the DHL Stormers.
Vodacom Bulls director of rugby, Jake White, describes Smith as “one of the most talented and versatile props in South Africa”.