Rugby

Toulon bank on Juan Smith

2014-08-28 16:00
Juan Smith (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok flank Juan Smith is likely to feature for Toulon in the French Top 14 this weekend.

The defending champions travel to Paris to face Racing Metro in the Top 14 on Saturday.

They included Smith in their 24-man squad named on Thursday.

Smith returned to the Test fold for the first time since 2010 when he started for the Boks against Argentina in Salta last weekend.

However, it was not Smith's best ever performance and he was replaced by Marcell Coetzee early in the second half as the Boks sneaked a 33-31 win.

He was on Monday also left out of the Bok squad for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship as Willem Alberts was recalled. He remains on standby for the Boks should there be any injuries in the next fortnight.

If picked to start against Racing Metro, Smith will be eager to get over his disappointing Test last weekend, which he described as the "darkest day" in his rugby career.

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