Franco Smith smells blood as Italy brace for Scotland

2020-02-21 08:52

Franco Smith can smell blood as the new Italy coach prepares for a Six Nations match against Scotland.

Pivac eyes new horizon for Six Nations kings Wales against Italy

2020-01-31 08:08

New coach Wayne Pivac wants Wales to expand their attacking game but has urged fans to be patient.

O'Shea resigns as Italy coach

2019-11-17 07:24

Conor O'Shea has resigned from his role as Italy head coach with immediate effect, the Italian rugby federation announced.

Smith aims to complete Cheetahs reign on high note

2019-10-10 22:00

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith will look to sign off his spell in Bloemfontein on a high note by continuing their unbeaten run in the Guinness PRO14 against Munster.

Smith: Cheetahs' Currie Cup win 'perfect present'

2019-09-08 14:36

Outgoing coach Franco Smith said that the Free State Cheetahs' Currie Cup title is the "perfect present" after they defeated the Golden Lions.

Comeback king Cheetahs won't change their spots

2019-09-04 20:54

Despite falling behind in several of their games, the Cheetahs have vowed not to change the way they play in the Currie Cup final.

Sharks not sure Franco will try substitution tactic again

2019-08-28 21:00

Franco Smith’s telling use of his substitutions last week has the Sharks guessing ahead of their Currie Cup semi-final against the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

Franco Smith to stay at Cheetahs until end of 2019

2019-05-14 12:40

The Cheetahs have confirmed that Franco Smith will stay on as head coach until the end of the year before taking the Italian national job.

Rassie to help pick new Cheetahs coach

2019-04-23 08:51

Springbok Rassie Erasmus has been tasked with helping the Cheetahs to appoint a new head coach.

Smith names Cheetahs side for Ospreys clash

2019-04-05 13:45

The Cheetahs have named their side for their PRO14 clash against Ospreys at Free State Stadium on Saturday.


'Adopted' Italian Steyn plays down Smith South African favouritism

2020-02-04 17:52

South Africa-born back-rower Braam Steyn says he had been 'adopted' by Italy and denied any preferential treatment from new interim head coach Franco Smith.

Franco Smith appointed interim Italy rugby head coach

2019-11-21 17:16

South African Franco Smith has been appointed interim head coach of Italy's rugby team for next year's Six Nations.

Franco Smith picks his final Cheetahs team

2019-10-11 13:16

The Cheetahs have named their team for Friday night's PRO14 encounter against Irish club Munster at the Free State Stadium.

Cheetahs boss Smith: Expectation is our enemy

2019-09-25 14:42

The Currie Cup champion Cheetahs have had to turn their attention to the bigger challenge of this year’s PRO14.

Cheetahs make minor tweak to starting XV for Currie Cup showdown

2019-09-05 17:35

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made just one change to the team that will contest the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions.

Cheetahs' Smith hoping for perfect parting gift

2019-09-02 21:24

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith is hoping for the perfect swansong in Saturday's Currie Cup final before resuming his coaching career in Italy.

Smith names Cheetahs team for Griquas clash

2019-07-25 15:34

The Free State Cheetahs will be facing the Griquas in their first home game of the Currie Cup at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Franco: SA fans have no idea how tough PRO14 is

2019-04-29 18:55

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says South African rugby fans have "no idea" how tough the PRO14 competition is.

Cheetahs boss Franco Smith offered Italian national job

2019-04-13 22:55

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has been offered the Italian head coach position after the 2019 World Cup.

Cheetahs name side for do-or-die Glasgow clash

2019-03-22 14:35

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their PRO14 encounter against Scottish club Glasgow Warriors.

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