Juan Smith rugby player
Juan Smith rugby player

Juan Smith

30th Jul 1981 1.96m/112kg Blindside Flanker

11 Years on from Jaque Fourie and Morne Steyn's heroics

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

11 Years to the day, the Springboks claimed a series victory over the British and Irish Lions with a 28-25 win in a classic Test match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.   With tempers flaring...

South African Super Rugby All-Star Team

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Although slightly low on titles, South Africa has contributed some world-class players to Super Rugby. Here follows a look at an all-star team picked from over the 25 years of the competition's existence.     1....

Ultimate Rugby's All Time European Imported XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Since rugby went professional in 1995, European clubs have searched the market to sign top players to help propel them to glory both domestically and in Europe.   We have picked a XV of...

The Toulon 23 That Won The Heineken Cup For The Second Time

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2014, Toulon went back to back winning their second Heineken Cup under Bernard Laporte.  The side a season before featured some of the best players in the world in the...

Relive: The Third British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With South Africa having already secured the Series 2-0, The British and Irish Lions came out with a point to prove in the third and final test of the tour.   The Lions finished on...

Relive: The First British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa won the first British and Irish Lions tour test in 2009 as they ran out 26-21 victors.   We relive the first test in full:   The Springboks raced out to a 19–7 half-time...

Champions Cup Round 4 Tips

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 3-1 record for my first week on the job was promising and I am hopeful for more success this week. It’s worth noting that all the Irish provinces were victorious while all seven English teams...

Wednesday Evening Round Up

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby confirm that Eroni Vasiteri signing will not proceed Connacht Rugby have announced that Fiji centre Eroni Vasiteri's signing will not proceed due to his eye-gouging suspension.   Vasiteri...

Juan Smith retires

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springboks, Free State Cheetahs and Toulon flanker Juan Smith has announced that he is set to retire from all forms of rugby.   The 2007 World Cup winner is currently plying his trade in...

Top 5 Most Unlucky Referee Moments

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

5) Nigel Owens One of the most well-known referees in the world, Nigel Owens was refereeing a Tri-Nations game between New Zealand and South Africa in 2010 when he unknowingly stepped into the path...