The great Juan Smith mystery

2014-08-29 12:26

Never a dull moment at SARU as the Springboks head to Australasia sans Willem Alberts - and Juan Smith.

Smith: It was my darkest day

2014-08-26 10:26

Springbok flank Juan Smith has described the Test against Argentina in Salta as the darkest day in his rugby career.

Boks can rule skies in Salta

2014-08-20 22:47

The feel-good recall of Juan Smith for SA only adds to their array of healthy lineout options on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Smith at No 7 for Boks?

2014-08-20 07:49

Is Juan Smith in line for a start in the Springbok No 7 jersey for their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Salta?

Smith's perseverance pays off

2014-08-12 13:20

It has taken Juan Smith 28 "dark" months to return to the Springbok fold and he says he would play in any position.

Jean hails Smith's Bok return

2014-08-07 05:00

Jean de Villiers has praised the move to bring veteran flank Juan Smith back into the Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship.

Juan Smith back in Bok plans

2014-07-23 07:02

Loose forward Juan Smith is likely to make his return to the Springbok fold during this year's Rugby Championship.

Boks: Smith to sneak back too?

2014-05-26 17:06

Glowing UK reports serve as a reminder that Juan Smith could yet be a Springbok dark horse at RWC 2015, writes Rob Houwing.

Break-in at Smith's butchery

2013-09-18 11:45

Free State Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn has highlighted a break-in at Juan Smith's butchery in Bloemfontein.

Smith puts pen Tou-lon paper

2013-09-02 12:00

Springbok 2007 Rugby World Cup winner Juan Smith has signed a one-year deal with French Top 14 club Toulon.

Juan Smith in French return?

2013-08-19 09:06

Bok flank Juan Smith has left the country to undergo medical tests at French club Toulon which could see him make a return to rugby.

Fans pay homage to Smith

2013-02-13 11:02

Sport24 readers have paid homage to legendary Bok flank Juan Smith, after he announced his injury-enforced retirement from rugby.

Smith: It feels like death

2013-02-12 08:08

Retired Springbok and Cheetahs flank Juan Smith says his decision to end his rugby career feels like "death".

'Nice' problem for Cheetahs

2013-02-06 07:36

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

Cheetahs ring changes

2013-01-29 18:58

The Cheetahs have made 14 changes to the side that played the Lions last week for their pre-season clash with the Stormers.

Juan Smith set for comeback

2013-01-29 08:09

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

Cheetahs fighting to keep Juan

2012-11-19 07:44

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

Juan Smith out for the year

2012-04-04 08:08

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

Juan to see specialist in Cape

2012-01-24 07:52

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

Frans almost like Juan - coach

2011-09-25 22:33

Bok coach Peter de Villiers has shown a new-found respect for utility back Frans Steyn, even comparing him to Juan Smith.

Brüssow: Juan's loss is massive

2011-08-25 16:11

Springbok flank Heinrich Brüssow feels the absence of Juan Smith is a far bigger setback for the Boks than most people think.

Juan's loss not all bad - Div

2011-08-18 18:36

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says flanker Juan Smith's withdrawal from their RWC squad will produce positives and negatives.

Smith loss no reason to panic

2011-08-18 10:32

JJ Harmse believes the Springboks will overcome the Rugby World Cup blow of losing star flank Juan Smith.

Juan Smith out of World Cup

2011-08-17 22:33

Injured Springbok flank Juan Smith has pulled out of the World Cup as he feels unable to give his all for his country.

Boks release Juan to Cheetahs

2011-08-15 16:09

The Springboks have released flanker Juan Smith to play in the Currie Cup for the Free State Cheetahs this weekend.


Toulon bank on Juan Smith

2014-08-28 16:00

Springbok flank Juan Smith is likely to feature for Toulon against Racing Metro in the French Top 14 this weekend.

Springboks accept Joost's Ice Bucket Challenge!

2014-08-22 13:11

The feel-good recall of Juan Smith for SA only adds to their array of healthy lineout options on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Smith starts at No 7 for Boks

2014-08-20 17:30

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

Smith comeback near complete

2014-08-12 22:32

If flanker Juan Smith is named in the Springbok squad to play Argentina it will mark a fairytale chance to win a 70th cap after injury.

Smith injury-free and ready

2014-08-07 09:11

Juan Smith says he's injury-free and raring to go for the Springboks in the upcoming Rugby Championship.

Smith drafted into Bok squad

2014-08-06 09:05

Experienced international forward Juan Smith has been drafted into the Springbok squad preparing for the Rugby Championship.

Smith back for Boks in Aug?

2014-06-13 13:05

Heyneke Meyer has confirmed to Sport24 that he is tracking Juan Smith’s fierce conditioning drive with interest, writes Rob Houwing.

Bulls hunt Potgieter, Smith

2014-02-26 15:30

The Bulls are keen to lure former captain Dewald Potgieter back to Pretoria and have also shown interest in Juan Smith.

Smith seals Toulon switch

2013-09-10 17:15

Former Springbok flank Juan Smith has come out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with European champions Toulon.

Juan Smith passed fit to play

2013-08-22 07:49

Springbok flank Juan Smith is set to make his return to the rugby field after passing a medical at French club, Toulon.

Juan: Cheetahs have self-belief

2013-05-30 13:26

Former Cheetahs captain Juan Smith believes the Cheetahs have discovered a key missing ingredient they lacked in previous seasons.

SARU wishes Juan Smith well

2013-02-12 13:18

The South African Rugby Union has thanked Springbok flank Juan Smith for his services to rugby and wished him well for his future.

Juan Smith calls it a day

2013-02-11 19:36

Springbok and Cheetahs loose forward Juan Smith has announced his retirement from rugby due to an ongoing Achilles injury.

Solid return for Juan Smith

2013-02-03 15:23

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss is happy with the return of Juan Smith who featured in their win against the Stormers.

Smith will be managed - Naka

2013-01-29 16:53

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské says Juan Smith will be carefully managed to ensure the Cheetahs get the best out of him.

Juan Smith to decide on future

2013-01-03 07:31

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

Juan Smith set for French stint

2012-09-26 23:10

Springbok and Cheetahs flank Juan Smith looks likely to make his return to the rugby field in France next year.

Bok flank back on crutches

2012-01-26 22:02

The Cheetahs' Springbok flank Juan Smith has undergone a follow-up operation to his Achilles but is expected back in action soon.

Juan could play in S15 warm-up

2012-01-11 10:20

Injured Juan Smith should be ready for the start of the Cheetahs' Super Rugby campaign and could also feature in a warm-up match.

Juan: Boks, Oz RWC favourites

2011-08-28 22:44

Injured Springbok flank Juan Smith says the Boks and the Wallabies - and not New Zealand - are the favourites to win the World Cup.

Boks 'will cope' without Juan

2011-08-19 07:32

Former Irish scrumhalf John Robbie says the Boks are fortunate to have many loose forwards who could take over from Juan Smith.

Smith loss 'blow' to Boks

2011-08-18 10:49

NZ coach Graham Henry views the injury enforced withdrawal of Juan Smith as a massive blow to the Bok chances of winning the RWC.

SARU confirm Smith withdrawal

2011-08-18 09:33

SARU has confirmed that loose forward Juan Smith will not be considered for the Springbok RWC squad because of injury.

Cheetahs sweat over Juan

2011-08-17 07:30

Springbok loose forward Juan Smith needs to pass a fitness test before he will be considered to play for the Cheetahs this weekend.

Juan in Bok downgrade blow

2011-08-11 15:36

Bok flank Juan Smith appears to have taken a step backwards, rather than the desired way, in his quest to be fit for the World Cup.

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