2007 World Cup-winning captain John Smit has paid the ultimate compliment to Siya Kolisi for leading the Springboks to historic back-to-back titles.
With just two days to go until the launch of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, SARugbymag.co.za spotlights the most influential hookers to have played for the Springboks at the tournament.
World Cup-winning Springbok captains Francois Pienaar, John Smit and Siya Kolisi teamed up to answer the profound question: What is it like to lead your country to rugby’s greatest prize?
Former Springbok coach Jake White and the triumphant 2007 Rugby World Cup squad, captained by John Smit, were inducted into the SA Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
The absence of three injured first-choice players will be a massive challenge for South Africa in their World Cup defence, according to three former Springbok captains.
From Stefan Terblanche’s bout of hypothermia to Ashwin Willemse’s street smart survival tactics, Bok great John Smit gives a harrowing but honest account on the infamous Kamp Staaldraad.
John Smit’s prediction over how the relationship between Sean Everitt and Neil Powell would unfold at the Sharks has taken new relevance in the wake of the head coach’s sacking.
Former skipper John Smit believes that Rassie Erasmus’ recent social media antics have created a negative opinion regarding the Springboks.
Victor Matfield has concurred with former teammate John Smit’s view that rugby will never be 100% safe.
Mark Keohane is in full agreement with John Smit’s view on rugby and that trying to sanitize the game will destroy its DNA.