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Family and close bonds mean everything to Marcus Smith. The England and Harlequins fly half opens up about his upbringing and childhood growing up in the Philippines and Singapore, the pride he takes in being half Filipino and how his parents have influenced in to become who he is today. Smith also discusses how his rejection for trials at Tottenham Hotspur helped his rugby career, the influence of working with Jonny Wilkinson has on him and his thoughts on the role of the spotlight and celebrity that comes with wearing the famous 10 shirt.
You will also hear contributions from England team mates Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola, as well as Tim Lambert was founder of one of Marcus' first clubs Centaurs Rugby Club, and Chris Hartley who played with Marcus' dad Jeremy at club level and with Marcus during his first rugby steps playing touch.
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