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
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.