Harlequins have just revealed the incredible reason why Marcus Smith played flanker last weekend
By Rugby Onslaught

Harlequins have just revealed the incredible reason why Marcus Smith played flanker last weekend

Last weekend, Harlequins star fly-half Marcus Smith raised eyebrows when he packed down at flanker for his team. He normally plays fly-half.

The men from the Stoop explained their decision today on social media as to why they put the 21-year-old in at the back row. He weighs just 81kg so this was certainly not the norm for him.

The youngster is considered by many to be one of the brightest young lights in rugby, having already almost amassed 100 caps for Harlequins at such a young age.

Fans were raving over his impressive performance this weekend for the men from London.

It was a shock for Harlequins fans however when they saw their star man pack down at the scrum for the team. Smith is not suited to play in the back row with his size.

 

Fans seemed to quickly catch on why Smith was playing in the position quite early on.

Harlequins today released a video with Marcus himself explaining exactly why he had been put at the back of the scrum and the reasoning behind it is actually brilliant.

More teams should adopt this on their own try line for certain.