Farewell to the original warrior

February 12, 2013 9

TweetRugby players retire all the time, but it is not often that you will find the global rugby community express a collective sense of loss when a player decides to hang up his boots for […]

Cheetahs coach smiling

February 6, 2013 10

TweetCheetahs coach Naka Drotské admits he has a “nice” problem with eight of his nine loose forwards available for selection.

Juan Smith returns to rugby

January 29, 2013 6

TweetSpringbok flank Juan Smith will make his long awaited return to rugby when the Cheetahs face the Stormers in a Super Rugby warm-up game in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Cheetahs fighting to keep Juan

November 19, 2012 4

TweetThe Cheetahs are doing everything within their powers to try and stop loose forward Juan Smith from moving to France.

No Juan Smith in 2012

April 4, 2012 6

TweetSpringbok and Cheetahs flank Juan Smith has taken an indefinite break from rugby due to an ongoing Achilles injury.

Juan still not 100%

January 24, 2012 4

TweetThe Cheetahs’ Springbok flank Juan Smith has not been included in their pre-season training camp to Jeffreys Bay after experiencing further discomfort in training.

Juan losing battle against time

July 27, 2011 3

TweetWith lock Flip van der Merwe also on his way home, and Alistair Hargreaves training without any discomfort on Tuesday, it looks like that the Boks will again utilise Danie Rossouw as a loose forward.

Good news for Juan

March 1, 2011 8

TweetThere is a fairly good chance that Juan Smith may be able to recuperate in time for this year’s World Cup in New Zealand.

Cheetahs have their captain back

February 24, 2011 0

TweetThey might have lost stand-in captain, Adriaan Strauss, to a broken hand, but the Cheetahs received a massive boost ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Bulls as Juan Smith was declared fit to lead […]

Cheetahs lose captain for opener

February 16, 2011 7

TweetThe Cheetahs were dealt a cruel early-season blow when captain Juan Smith was ruled out of the Super Rugby showdown with the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Leading without example

January 12, 2011 99

TweetSpringbok rugby and South African rugby in general is coming to the end of an era, and it might be time to think about what the future holds.

Juan to captain Boks on EOYT?

August 31, 2010 11

TweetWith the Tri-Nations about to be wrapped up from a South African perspective shifted has already started to shift to the End of Year Tour.

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