WINGER Sam Smith admits he’s getting tired of marriage proposals from women he’s never met.

And the Worcester Warriors winger says fielding love-lorn messages is the downside of having the same name as a British soul singer-song writer.

“I am getting fans of the singer Sam Smith Tweeting me, accidentally, telling me how good my voice is or how they would like to marry me,” he said.

“It is getting a bit tedious now because my friends know that I have got a terrible voice.”

Epsom-born Smith is keen to hit the right notes on the field and scored his maiden competitive first-team try for Warriors in the 32-16 victory against Doncaster at Castle Park.

And Smith notched his second touchdown in two matches when he scored Warriors’ seventh try in Saturday’s 55-16 triumph against Nottingham at Sixways. “Rugby is a big part of this city and it’s something that can only grow and get stronger if we start bringing in good results and play a strong brand of rugby,” he said.

“We all want Worcester to be a top-end Premiership side and Dean Ryan is the guy that is going to lead us to that. I believe that vision can come to fruition.

“It is going to be a hard year with a lot of opportunities coming up. We have got a mobile pack and there’s danger from nine to 15.

“I am particularly looking forward to playing against Yorkshire Carnegie – I heard that last year they played a big, expansive game so that will be a test for us defensively.”

Smith is following in the footsteps of dad Simon, who won nine caps for England in the 1980s.

“My dad, Simon, played for Wasps and England and he played in the same position as me on the wing – and he’s been very helpful,” he said. “My mum used to row for Great Britain.

“I gave rowing and rugby a try – but I much preferred the rugby and that’s what I have stuck with – and I am glad that I did.” He also played for England Under-20s at the World Cup in 2010.

Smith, who joined Warriors in the summer from Premiership Harlequins, believes his England ambitions will be helped rather than hindered by playing for Worcester.

He spent six years at Harlequins, scoring 29 tries in 79 first team appearances and winning silverware in the Aviva Premiership, Amlin Cup and the LV Cup.

The winger thinks Worcester team-mate Chris Pennell shattered the ‘glass ceiling’ that stopped Championship players from gaining England selection.

“Chris has pushed through that ceiling and I think that’s good for the game,” he said.

“It means there’s going to be a lot more competition in this league.

“There are a lot of young talented English players in the Championship and Chris’ success is only going to be a good thing for the game.”

Smith might only be 24 years old but he is among a growing band of sportsmen who are preparing for their post-playing careers.

“I am in my fourth year of a politics and economics degree with the Open University,” he said.

“Rugby does not last forever and I want to have something in place for when I finish playing and I quite enjoy the subjects.”

The winger says he has settled into Worcester life and is a regular at the racecourse.

“I live next to the racecourse and I have to take my springer spaniel Kobe for two or three walks a day. He has a lot of energy and he loves going for walks at the racecourse.”