Rugby

Juan Smith set for French stint

2012-09-26 23:10
Juan Smith (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok and Cheetahs flank Juan Smith looks likely to make his return to the rugby field in France next year.

The 31-year-old has missed most of the last two seasons due to an Achilles injury and many feared his rugby career was over.

However, according to Volksblad, the Bok ace will return to the playing field but most likely in France, unless he gets a huge offer from a South African team.

French Top 14 club Bayonne is apparently the favourite to pen a deal with the 69-Test veteran.

Smith says he's eager to return to the playing field after a frustrating rehabilitation period which included several operations. "I'm ready to play again, but with the Currie Cup nearing its end, I don't want to put pressure on myself."

He hasn't played since he got injured playing Super Rugby for the Cheetahs against the Bulls in February 2011, while his last Test for the Springboks was against England at Twickenham in November 2010.

Read more on:    juan smith  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Kings change three for Blues

2016-05-04 20:46

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Your Winter Body Weight Workout

Cold weather does not mean you have to slack off on your workouts, here are some tips to stay fit in the winter.

 
 

Outdoor

The perks of power walking
Best ‘glamping' spots in the Western Cape
6 hiking routes you have to try
South African woman learns to surf at age 70
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

If YOU were named the new Springbok coach - and could pick a captain based anywhere in the world - who would you select?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.