French Rugby
Tom Smith takes up Lyon role
ESPN Staff
May 29, 2012
The British and Irish Lions front row of Dai Young, Keith Wood and Tom Smith prepares to scrum down during the tour match against Natal Sharks, the Lions won the match 42-14. Natal Sharks v British and Irish Lions, Tour Match, Kings Park, June 14 1997.
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Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions prop Tom Smith has been named forwards coach of French club Lyon.

The 40-year-old will join the Pro D2 side, which was relegated from Top 14 this season, from Edinburgh, where he has been forwards coach.

Smith will link up internationals such as Sebastien Chabal, Lionel Nallet and Huw Bennett as Xavier Sadourny's side target a quick return to the Top 14.

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