Juan Smith back in Bok plans

2014-07-23 07:02
Juan Smith van Toulon duik gister oor die doellyn vir sy drie in die eindstryd van die Heineken-beker. Foto: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
Cape Town - Loose forward Juan Smith is likely to make his return to the Springbok fold during this year's Rugby Championship.

The 32-year-old's French club Toulon announced on their official website that three of their players - Smith, Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha - will be released for a Springbok camp in Johannesburg on August 4.

The camp will run until August 6 with the final Bok squad to be named after that.

Smith hasn't played a Test since November 2010 as Achilles injuries requiring four surgeries ravaged his career, eventually forcing him to "retire" early last year.

But he made a remarkable comeback in France last September, signing with Toulon and helping them win the Heineken Cup.

The Boks start their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Pretoria on August 16.

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