When rugby resumes a key member of the senior squad over the past six years will be missing. Scrum half Dan Smart is returning to New Zealand after playing a major part in the club’s success. The 28-year-old, who joined Canterbury in 2014, has won Engand international and Kent county honours during his successful spell with us. Paying tribute to the Kiwi player, who qualified for England recognition through an English mother, Head of Rugby Andy Pratt said: “Dan has made a huge contribution in his time at Canterbury. He has played over 150 games for the club and played an integral role in our promotion winning season last year. Off the field he coached the Women’s squad for many seasons and supported many youth teams and players. Intending to stay only a couple of years, he returns home with a degree fom Christ Church University, an England Counties cap and, I am sure, many wonderful memories. I am disappointed that the current coronavirus situation has meant we could not give him the farewell we would like. However, Dan will always be welcome at the club. Cheers Dan and all the very best for the future.”