Posts Tagged ‘ John Smit ’

Who will captain the Boks to the RWC?

April 24, 2013
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Who will captain the Boks to the RWC?

With the recent announcement of the contracted Springbok group, focus is slowly starting to shift to the international test season with one burning question…
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 9 Comments »

Sharks confirm Smit’s appointment as CEO

April 16, 2013
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The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of John Smit as CEO of the union.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Rugby Personalities | 10 Comments »

Smit new Sharks CEO?

April 10, 2013
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Springbok rugby star John Smit is poised to make a spectacular return to the Shark Tank as the new chief executive of the Sharks, replacing veteran administrator Brian van Zyl.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Rugby Personalities | 5 Comments »

Barney’s Army – get your tickets now for Smit testimonial match

June 4, 2012
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Barney’s Army – get your tickets now for Smit testimonial match

Tickets are now on sale at The Sharks ticket office at Mr Price KINGS PARK or online via Computicket for the special rugby clash taking place on Friday, June 22 at The Sharks home ground featuring John Smit’s Barneys Army against his former team The Sharks.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 8 Comments »

JOHN SMIT INTERVIEW: SARACENS’ NEW STAMPEDING SPRINGBOK TALKS TO SPORT360°

March 20, 2012
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JOHN SMIT INTERVIEW: SARACENS’ NEW STAMPEDING SPRINGBOK TALKS TO SPORT360°

EXCLUSIVE: John Smit ended his international rugby career as the most capped South African ever, having played 111 times for the Springboks, 83 of those as captain – itself a world-record feat. Mar 15, 2012 1 comments 0 New colours: Smit now plays for Aviva Premiership side Saracens in England. Despite seeing his place in the...
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All-star cast for Smit’s SA farewell

March 19, 2012
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All-star cast for Smit’s SA farewell

A world team loaded with several Springboks will line up against the Sharks later this year for John Smit‘s farewell match.
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Posted in Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Internationals, Rugby Personalities | 2 Comments »

‘Schalk must skipper Boks’ – Smit

January 10, 2012
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‘Schalk must skipper Boks’ – Smit

The leader of the Stormers, Schalk Burger, is the right man to take over the captaincy of the Springboks.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 17 Comments »

Smit’s final chapter starts now

October 27, 2011
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Smit’s final chapter starts now

A year ago, John Smit was contemplating his future, post-World Cup and it did not involve rugby. Now, the 2007 World Cup-winning Springbok captain is set to pen the final chapter in his stellar rugby career and it involves the small matter of playing for English champions Saracens. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:17 The...
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 8 Comments »

Farewell, legends…

October 25, 2011
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Farewell, legends…

The South African Rugby Union paid tribute to Springbok captain John Smit and vice-captain Victor Matfield today, following their retirement from international rugby.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 6 Comments »

A tribute to Bok warriors

October 10, 2011
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A tribute to Bok warriors

I had to re-post this article here because as I read it, I wondered why no respected SA journalist could come up with a fitting tribute like this.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 35 Comments »

‘Finish him!’ Rugby’s Mortal Combat

October 1, 2011
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‘Finish him!’ Rugby’s Mortal Combat

The importance of a 22-man game was never more evident than when the Springboks scraped past Samoa on Friday – which reminded me of a famous line in a very popular video game in the 1990′s.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 22 Comments »

Boks call on heavyweights for Samoa

September 26, 2011
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Boks call on heavyweights for Samoa

John Smit has moved to the bench while Frans Steyn retains the number 12 jersey ahead of Jean de Villiers.
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Posted in Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 100 Comments »

John Smit will be rested against Samoa

September 24, 2011
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John Smit will be rested against Samoa

Bok coach Peter de Villiers confirmed that John Smit will play no part in the Springboks final Pool D match against Samoa.
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Will everyone calm the hell down!?

September 12, 2011
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Will everyone calm the hell down!?

It is way too early to start hitting the panic buttons after the Springboks narrow win over Wales on Sunday.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 60 Comments »

“Thank you SA” – Boks

September 1, 2011
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“Thank you SA” – Boks

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers and captain John Smit admitted to being overwhelmed by the Fans’ Farewell to the Springbok team on Thursday.
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Bismarck’s reaction was despicable

August 22, 2011
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Bismarck’s reaction was despicable

The following column are the thoughts of Kate Nokwe and re-published here with her kind permission.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Personalities, Springboks | 28 Comments »

“Leave Smit at home” – Ollie

August 21, 2011
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“Leave Smit at home” – Ollie

Former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux says there should be no place for John Smit in South Africa’s 22-man line-up.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks, WC 2011 | 9 Comments »

Frans out, Smit & Bakkies doubtful

August 15, 2011
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Frans out, Smit & Bakkies doubtful

Springbok fullback Frans Steyn will not be considered for Saturday’s Castle Tri-Nations Series Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth.
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Smit okay, but 3 added to Bok squad

August 14, 2011
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Smit okay, but 3 added to Bok squad

The Springbok selectors have added Patrick Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo and Chiliboy Ralepelle to the training squad for Saturday’s Castle Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
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Posted in Springboks, Tri-Nations | 33 Comments »

Smit confirms Sarries move

July 13, 2011
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Smit confirms Sarries move

Springbok skipper John Smit says he is determined to inspire Saracens to back-to-back Aviva Premiership titles when he joins the English champions at the end of the Rugby World Cup in October on a two-year deal.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 13 Comments »

Alberts benched

May 26, 2011
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Alberts benched

Sharks coach, John Plumtree, brought some interesting changes about to his team that went down to the Bulls last weekend.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 15 Comments »

Rugby News (Sun): Pienaar to Stormers/Bulls?

May 8, 2011
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Rugby News (Sun): Pienaar to Stormers/Bulls?

Here is the latest rugby news from around the world.
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Posted in Breaking News | 18 Comments »

Smit boosts confidence

May 3, 2011
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Smit boosts confidence

News24 columnist, Gary Boshoff, believes the Springboks will go to the World Cup with confidence given the announcement as Smit and Matfield as the leaders of the squad.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 25 Comments »

Smit remains captain

May 2, 2011
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Smit remains captain

John Smit, the most capped Test captain in history, was on Monday confirmed as Springbok captain for the 2011 international season.
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Posted in World Cup 2011 | 52 Comments »

Rugby News (Thu): Brussow is back

April 28, 2011
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Rugby News (Thu): Brussow is back

The latest rugby news from around the world.
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Smit resurgence poses a problem for Plum

April 26, 2011
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Smit resurgence poses a problem for Plum

A great display in his favoured position by John Smit will no doubt give Sharks coach, John Plumtree, a lot to think about on his selection at hooker as they are about to face the top SA Franchise.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 10 Comments »

When the bed you made becomes uncomfortable

April 24, 2011
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When the bed you made becomes uncomfortable

It is becoming increasingly obvious that Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, is starting to push the panic buttons.
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P.Divvy is a worried man

April 18, 2011
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P.Divvy is a worried man

Adnaan Mohamed caught up with Springbok coach Peter de Villiers a couple of days before he names his first training group.
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Posted in Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 24 Comments »

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