Rugby

Smith wants to finish career at Cheetahs

2016-02-15 10:20
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 - Former Springbok flank Juan Smith is eager to finish his rugby career at the Cheetahs.

Smith’s last Super Rugby game for the Cheetahs was in 2011 when he tore his Achilles tendon against the Bulls.

He missed the best part of the next two seasons, before makings his return for the Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly against the Bulls in 2013. He again injured his Achilles in that game and was forced to retire from the game.

However, he made an about-turn later that year and joined French club Toulon.

Smith has achieved great success at the ambitious French club, winning Top 14 and European titles.

But the 34-year-old 70 Test-capped veteran wants to end his career at his beloved Cheetahs.

“I would like to spend my last season with Free State. I'm going to play in France for one more year and if my body allows it, I'll retire in the Free State after that,” Smith told Rapport.

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