John Smit

3rd Apr 1978 1.88m/118kg Hooker

The most capped Springbok of all time and a living legend of the game. Smit is a born leader and captained teams throughout his life, including the Springboks to their rugby World Cup triumph in 2007.

He starred in the Sharks team for more than 10 years and has won accolades, titles and praise wherever he has gone.

He is a quality hooker, also able to pack down at both tighthead and loosehead prop and a real force in the Saracens scrum. His wealth of experience and wonderful character of a real asset.

Smit captained South Africa in their 2–1 series win over the British and Irish Lions, after winning the first two tests, South Africa were 2nd best in the final test and the British and Irish Lions claimed a convincing win.


image (3) Clermont Auvergne
Loosehead Prop
2007 - 2008
image Sharks
1998 - 2011
sa South Africa
2000 - 2011
saracens Saracens
2011 - 2013