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John Smit

3rd Apr 1978 1.88m/118kg Hooker

Ardie Savea named World Rugby Men's Player of the Year 2023

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand number eight Ardie Savea has been crowned World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard, receiving the prestigious accolade at a star-studded World Rugby Awards...

World Rugby Awards - Pienaar (RSA) and Eales (AUS) on Siya Kolisi

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Francois Pienaar, 1995 Rugby World Cup winning captain (South Africa) On Siya Kolisi and South Africa's RWC 2023 victory "Unbelievable. Siya is such an incredible human being and he has taken these opportunities...

Attack coach Wigglesworth (ENG) - 'We are not there to just turn up against South Africa'

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth after beating Fiji 30-24 in the quarter-final on Sunday, 15 October. Richard Wigglesworth, attack coach On being in the semi-finals: "Delighted,...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: South Africa v Tonga

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a call-up to South Africa’s squad following Malcolm Marx’s Rugby World Cup-ending injury, Handré Pollard starts at 10 against Tonga in Marseille on Sunday, winning his first Springbok...

Nienaber to announce World Cup squad today

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber faces major selection issues regarding the forwards to take to the World Cup, former Bok captain John Smit says. All will be revealed today when Nienaber announces his...

John Smit's Springbok Debut

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Smit's Springbok Debut. South Africa vs Canada. 10th June 2000. East London, South Africa. 51 - 18   

Smit laments Erasmus' behaviour for making South Africa 'easy to dislike'

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa great John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus' approach has made the Springboks "easy to dislike" after the latter was banned for criticising match officials.   Springboks director of...

The Three Biggest Omissions In The World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Sunday evening the 2022 World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year was unveiled at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.   Every year there are players who can feel hard...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

Siya Kolisi linked with a move to French Top 14 giants

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been linked with a move to Paris after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.   Kolisi currently plies his trade with the Sharks in the United Rugby Championship...