Cape Town - Former Springbok captain and coach Nelie Smith passed
away on Monday morning at the age of 81.
Smith, who represented Orange Free State, played seven Tests
at scrumhalf for the Springboks between 1963 and 1965.
He captained his country in four of those Tests.
After his playing days, Smith became a well-renowned rugby coach
and coached the Springboks on their 1981 tour to New Zealand.
In later years, Smith also coached Free State and Eastern Province's Currie Cup teams.