Rugby

Smith puts pen Tou-lon paper

2013-09-02 12:00
Juan Smith (File)
Toulon - South African 2007 Rugby World Cup winner Juan Smith has signed a one-year deal with Toulon, the Top 14 club announced on Sunday.

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The 32-year-old Smith, capped 69 times by the Springboks, has had to battle through a series of medical exams to seal the contract.

The flank had retired in February 2011 because of an achilles tendon injury that necessitated an operation, but is attempting one last throw of the dice to prolong his career.

"The defeat by Grenoble (28-26 on Saturday) expedited our decision," Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal told Nice-Matin newspaper.

 

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