Harlequins and England rugby union star Marcus Smith has signed for Roc Nation Sports International (RNSI).
- Sports agency founded by US rapper Jay-Z adds Smith to athlete roster
- 24-year-old has endorsement deals with sportswear giant Nike, drinks brand Lucozade Sport, supplements firm Optimum Nutrition and clothing retailer Charles Tyrwhitt
Roc Nation’s rugby client roster also includes Smith’s England teammates Maro Itoje and Ellis Genge, as well as South Africa’s Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe, and New Zealand’ Ardie Savea. Outside of rugby, Roc Nation’s clients include Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
“It’s incredible to be a part of this family who have welcomed me with open arms,” said Smith.
“From the moment I sat down with the team, I knew this is where I wanted to be – they truly look after all aspects of my career which allows me to win on and off the pitch.”
By signing Smith, Roc Nation will represent one of the rising stars in world rugby who is set to feature for England later this year at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.