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Juan Smith

Farewell to the original warrior


Rugby 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 good.

Juan Smith hang sy stewels op


Legendariese Springbok en Cheetahs losvoorspeler, Juan Smith, sal finaal sy stewels ophang.

Cheetahs coach smiling


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

Juan Smith returns to rugby


Springbok 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.

Juan likely to return for Cheetahs


A final decision regarding the playing future of Springbok flank Juan Smith will now only be made at the end of January.

Cheetahs fighting to keep Juan


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

No Juan Smith in 2012


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

Juan still not 100%


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

SA Rugby confirms Smith withdrawal


The Springboks have received a massive blow with the news that star flank Juan Smith will not be available for the World Cup.

Juan losing battle against time


With 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


There 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


They 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 the side.

Cheetahs lose captain for opener


The 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


Springbok 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?


With 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.

Kankowski called up to Boks


Flanker Juan Smith is the only injury concern in the Springbok camp following the weekend’s last-gasp 22-29 loss to the All Blacks at the FNB Stadium.

Juan commits to Cheetahs


His business interests and pride in the Cheetahs jersey made it easy for Juan Smith to renew his contract with the Free State Rugby Union.

Juan still mourning


Springbok flanker Juan Smith will probably only play for South Africa in August.

Juan back for the Cheetahs


The Cheetahs, who  finish their tour this weekend when they take on the Chiefs, have been bolstered with the news that Juan Smith has returned to captain the side.

Smith back for Cheetahs


The Cheetahs have announced their team to take on the Brumbies this weekend.