John Smit rugby player
John Smit rugby player

John Smit

3rd Apr 1978 1.88m/118kg Hooker

5 great Springbok / England Tests of the pro era

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is a rivalry which was spawned in 1906 and has grown in magnitude ever since. Today, an England vs South Africa fixture is held in high esteem around the world, as is the blood, sweat and tears which...

World Rugby release their four man shortlist for the Men's 15s Player of the Year

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has revealed the four man shortlist for the Men's 15 World Player of the Year.   The shortlist consists of two Australias as well as a Frenchman and an Englishman.   Wallabies...

Stats & Facts: South Africa v New Zealand

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off in the final match of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.   We take a look at some of the stats and facts ahead of the clash.   688 - Beauden Barrett...

Nché, Wiese drafted in for Boks’ closing Rugby Champs clash

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made two injury-enforced changes to his matchday squad for their final Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Gold Coast, with Ox Nché earning...

Smit heaps praise on Kolisi and the Boks

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Celebrated former Springbok captain John Smit has hailed the achievement of his old team as they managed to put the British & Irish Lions to the sword in the third and final Test to clinch the series...

The Hunted Lion: Duhan van der Merwe

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Duhan van der Merwe’s joy at his name being announced in the starting line-up for the British & Irish Lions’ first Test against the Springboks would have been tempered by the knowledge...

The 6 Players In Line To Clash With The Lions For A Second Time

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opportunity to play against the British & Irish Lions comes around just once in a career for a number of players, if they are lucky.    Some outstanding players in the Southern Hemisphere...

John Smit: Lions 'declined' post match beers in 2009

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok captain John Smit has revealed that 2009 British and Irish Lions management rejected the invite for post-match beers after the three test matches.   Speaking on Brian Moore's Full...

John Smit on facing the British & Irish Lions

1 year ago by Rugby World

The former South Africa captain tells Jon Cardinelli why the Boks went into the 2009 series angryLeading from the front: John Smit captained South Africa against the 2009 Lions (Getty Images)The former...

The Nominees For The World Rugby Awards Special Edition Have Been Announced

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby fans around the world will have a say in the World Rugby Awards Special Edition by selecting the best players and tries of the decade (2010-19)   In a special edition virtual show on 7 December,...