Garyn Smith signed for Ponty ahead of the 2023/24 season from English Championship club Cornish Pirates.
Garyn was already a familiar face to the Ponty faithful having made 44 prior appearances for the Club during a six year period between 2013-2019 whilst with the Cardiff Blues. Hailing from Cilfynydd, when Garyn made his first team debut for Ponty in 2013 he followed in the footsteps of father Steve and grandfather Joe to make history in becoming the first family to represent Pontypridd RFC for three consecutive generations.
Prior to his first team debut for Ponty, Garyn had progressed through the Club’s Mini and Junior ranks into Ponty’s Youth team. His undoubted talent meant he was destined for the professional game and was duly drafted into the Blues Academy as a youngster and his abilities as a midfield playmaker were rewarded with Welsh caps at Youth and Under 20 level. It was from the Blues, where he soon developed into a key member of the senior squad, that Garyn was able to make his contribution as a permit player with Pontypridd featuring at intervals but always making an impact.