One of the greatest halfbacks of the modern game, Aaron Smith's speed of passing and transition is a vital part of the All Blacks success. The urgency and skill with which he plays, allows his backline precious time to make the right decision. With a consistent kicking game and a tendency for sniping runs rounds out a near perfect set of skills for Smith. Smith was a key leadership figure in the Highlanders Super Rugby-winning campaign in 2015. As of 2016, he is the leader of the haka as he takes a senior role in the national side.
- Position: Halfback
- Number of Manawatu Games: 43
- High School Club: Feilding High School
- Manawatu Club: Feilding Yellows
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 21 November 1988