Smith close to making Pau debut

Date published: December 16 2015

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Former New Zealand centre Conrad Smith could make his debut for the Top 14 outfit Pau this weekend.

Smith has been named as part of Pau's 26-man squad for Saturday's Challenge Cup match at home against Newport Gwent Dragons.

The 34-year-old landed in France earlier this week after a rest period following New Zealand's Rugby World Cup triumph.

Smith will link up with another star signing in Colin Slade at the Stade de Hameau, with Pau currently bottom of Pool 1 in the Challenge Cup and 12th in the Top 14.

Dragons won the corresponding fixture last weekend 22-0.

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