||Smid moved up the M4 from Bristol in January 2017 after he played for them at Vallis Way in 2015-16. He quickly made his mark and finished the 2016-17 campaign with three tries in 14 matches. During his time with Bristol the flanker or number 8 played 10 times, most recently against Worcester Warriors in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2016-17. Smid joined Bristol in 2015 from Western Province in his native South Africa and he featured for the Cape Town-based team in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup. His performances earned him a place in the Western Stormers 2014 Super Rugby training squad. At the end of that season he then moved to Cavalieri Prato in Italy and played three times for the Tuscan club before he returned to Cape Town.