Twitter reaction to Smith’s retirement
- 23 Oct 2017
What former and current rugby players had to say following the retirement of Springbok legend Juan Smith.
An incredible rugby career comes to an end,no one outside of our team will ever know the influence he had on us & the team.Dankie Juan Smith— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) October 22, 2017
Absolute legend of the game. https://t.co/ayoJM0dZfz— CorneKrige (@CorneKrige6) October 22, 2017
Juan Smith! Incredible machine on the field + seeing him in team huddle before every game always calmed my nerves. A massive career. RESPECT— Jonny Wilkinson (@JonnyWilkinson) October 19, 2017
Congrats to Juan Smith on calling time on a HUGE career.— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) October 19, 2017
I had so much respect playing against him but gained so much more playing with him!
Awesome to experience Juan Smith last game of his career with him in Japan,a true leader and… https://t.co/AL6C5lRuDT— lionel cronje (@l10nelcronje) October 21, 2017
Photo: Yoshie Shimizu/Aichi Rugby
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