Vermeulen adds valuable experience - Smith

2017-11-14 18:06

Springbok assistant coach Franco Smith has lauded the immediate impact of Duane Vermeulen, who has joined the squad in Paris.

Smith: Wallabies will have learnt altitude lesson

2017-09-27 19:02

Springbok backline coach Franco Smith believes that altitude will not be a major factor in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies.

Boks wary of Folau, Beale threats

2017-09-27 10:30

The Springboks are mindful of the threats posed by the dangerous Australian duo of Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale.

Boks: Win with bit to spare, please!

2017-08-17 12:23

Anything but a fairly resounding home win against the Pumas will drag the Boks back toward square one in their resurgence drive, insists Rob Houwing.

Spotlight on Elton’s back-up

2017-08-15 21:42

Franco Smith was playing his cards close to his chest when he was asked who would be Bok first choice if flyhalf Elton Jantjies was to be injured during the Rugby Championship.

R2 million academy boost for Cheetahs

2017-07-24 11:10

The Cheetahs’ top brass are confident for the future of the union after a significant sponsorship boost for their academy.

Cheetahs name final Super Rugby team

2017-07-12 12:15

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Super Rugby encounter against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Franco Smith linked with Lions job

2017-07-07 08:34

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has been linked with the Lions coaching job for next year's Super Rugby after Johan Ackermann departs.

Springboks want to be more clinical - Smith

2017-06-13 22:38

Springbok assistant coach Franco Smith called for a more clinical performance when South Africa face an improved France in the second Test in Durban.

Boks, Coetzee seek balance against French

2017-06-05 16:00

The Springboks need to find the right balance between the attack-mindedness of Franco Smith and the structure of Brendan Venter.


Boks shaping attack with 2019 in mind

2017-09-28 13:03

The team that wins the 2019 Rugby World Cup will have to be clinical when attacking from general play, says Franco Smith.

Bok back three defensive woes a 'perception'

2017-09-27 15:27

Springbok backline coach Franco Smith has no concerns over the defensive capabilities of his back three.

Boks 'hungry' to bounce back for Wallabies contest

2017-09-26 22:07

Springboks backline coach Franco Smith believes South Africa will demonstrate character by bouncing back against the Wallabies.

Smith: Pumas will not play like their Super-side

2017-08-17 07:17

The Jaguares’ poor run in Super Rugby will not affect Argentina’s performance in the Rugby Championship.

Europe will help the Boks as well - Smith

2017-07-25 15:46

Cheetahs Director of Rugby Franco Smith believes his team’s possible move to playing in Europe can be beneficial for South African rugby as a whole.

Major coaching reshuffle for Cheetahs

2017-07-14 13:04

Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith and Director of Rugby Rory Duncan will swap roles after the completion of the current Super Rugby season.

Lions 'not an option' for Franco Smith

2017-07-07 10:56

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says that coaching the Lions next year is not an option and that he still believes in the Cheetahs.

Coenie hails Franco's impact at Boks

2017-06-21 13:00

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has lauded the impact made by assistant coach Franco Smith.

One of Allister’s best Tests, says Mallett

2017-06-12 09:57

Nick Mallett says the Springboks’ win over France was one of the better performances under the guidance of head coach Allister Coetzee.

Franco out if Cheetahs lose Super Rugby status

2017-05-22 13:04

Franco Smith will not continue to coach the Cheetahs if they are axed from the Super Rugby competition.

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