A rugby league side made up of these common surnames

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Here’s another fun side to contemplate while you plan the day ahead.

This team is made up of players who have all played in Australia who bear the popular surnames of either Smith or Jones.

The only catch is that the listed positions in the team are alternatively a Smith followed by a Jones.

1. Smith, Wayne
He was a talented outside back who spent nine years with the Magpies from 1976 before finishing his career with Cronulla.

2. Jones, Ben
He played 21 games for the Roosters in 2009, the year that they came last in the competition.

3. Smith, Darren
He played over 320 games in the top grade, won premierships with Brisbane in 1997 and 1998, and represented both Queensland and Australia with distinction.

4. Jones, Noel
He played five seasons for St George in a career interrupted by World War Two and was part of their first premiership-winning side in 1941.

5. Smith, Reimis
He is a young giant unwanted by Canterbury and now an important member of the Storm back line.

6. Jones, Stacey
He is a NZ legend who played over 320 first-grade games and nearly 50 Tests for his country.

Stacey Jones

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7. Smith, Billy
The St George Dragons’ greatest ever halfback played 234 games for the club, winning four premierships, and also played for NSW on 17 occasions and 26 Tests for Australia.

8. Jones, Ken
He was a strong defender who played with the Roosters in the mid 1970s and was part of their premiership-winning team in 1974.

9. Smith, Cameron
He is the GOAT, playing for Melbourne, Queensland and Australia.

10. Jones, Gavin
He won a premiership with Easts in the BRL in 1983 before joining North Sydney for ten seasons in 1986 and then finishing his career with Cronulla in 1996.

11. Smith, Jeremy
He was a tough and courageous forward who was part of Melbourne’s 2007 grand final win. He won a premiership with St George Illawarra in 2010, and played 22 Tests for NZ.

12. Jones, Brodie
He is a powerful Newcastle tyro beginning to establish himself in the top grade.

13. Smith, Tyran
He was a very skilful journeyman who spent time with seven NRL clubs in his career and played ten Tests for NZ.

14. Jones, Fred
He was a Manly legend and hooker who captained the club to their first two premierships in 1972 and 1973.

15. Smith, Craig
He was a rugged front rower who played nearly 250 first-grade games, including a Challenge Cup win with Wigan in 2002, and also represented both Queensland and NZ.

16. Jones, John
He was a hard-headed forward who began his first-grade career with Manly in 1989 and played his last match for the South Queensland Crushers in their ARL swan song in 1997.

17. Smith, Ben
He played over 150 games for the Eels between 2004 and 2014 and was equally at home in either the back row or the centres.

Can you think of any other players worthy of this team? Remember, they need to be selected in the correct order and in the appropriate position.

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