Richard Ferguson

Smit coming back to South Africa?

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 23 Jan 2013 at 09:44
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John Smit could be making a come back in the 2013 Super Rugby tournament, and not with the Sharks.

If rumours, and the Cape Times are to be taken seriously, John Smit is being touted as a short term solution to the Stormersโ€™ current hooker crises.

Deon Fourie, who spent much of the Currie Cup season on the side of the scrum, is set to start in the number 2 jersey when the Stormersโ€™ campaign kicks off, but it is backup to Fourie that is the problem.

Currently, both second and third choice hookers, Tiaan Liebenberg and Scarra Ntubeni, are on the sidelines and not able to take a spot on the bench, leaving the Stormers horribly exposed in the front row.

We will have more information on this as it becomes clearer, but a quick stop in Cape Town between his suspected move from Saracens to Toulon, is a logistical nightmare, but not impossible. A loan deal with Saracens is not completely out of the question, as Smit is currently second choice behind Schalk Brits. We can only wait and see.


  • To be honest, not something that I will like to see!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.01.13 09:49:39 by Bump Reply
  • @Bump (Comment 1) : Leaves a horrible taste in the mouth but at the same time I do want to see how he’s playing.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.01.13 09:54:11 by ChrisS Reply
  • Alrighty then

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.01.13 09:58:59 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 2) : He does an OK job for Saracens when he comes on to replace Brits.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.01.13 09:59:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 4) : Will be good to see if he’s still up to Super Rugby standards.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.01.13 10:05:19 by ChrisS Reply
  • I wouldn’t want Smit coming back to the Sharks, and it’s just to help the Streamers out, and not like he’s going to the blou Nulle.

    I can live with it.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.01.13 10:08:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • hehehehe……where is grant10??? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.01.13 10:12:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Sobbing into his pillow ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.01.13 10:17:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Heard Deon Fourie has signed to play in Europe after the Super Tournament. Who has he signed for?

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.01.13 10:20:05 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 9) : Didn’t know there’s a team of garden gnome’s playing in Europe ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.01.13 10:26:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @ChrisS (Comment 9) : Last I heard it was a mix up between Deon and Tiaan, with both names being the same in French. Apparently Deon was never going to go to France.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.01.13 10:49:13 by King Shark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : I must say, it does sound appealing to see him for a couple of games.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.01.13 10:49:58 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 12) : I am sorry but I refuse to see Smitty in any SA rugby jersey other than the black and white and the bokke jersey. he will just look stupid in a streeptrui!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.01.13 11:12:48 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 13) : Anybody would look stupid in a streeptrui!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.01.13 11:17:56 by King Shark Reply
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  • “If rumours, and the Cape Times are to be taken seriously,”…that is hilarious.

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.01.13 12:15:48 by Orelando_G Reply

  • I wish Smitty all of the best if the Story is true? We have more than enough in the Hooking dept so would be a waste to have a look at him again, Granted he is a SHARKS Legend and will remain so. I just feel that a Province as big as WP and they resort to loan Players and not developing there own talent could raise a few alarms for the future?

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.01.13 13:31:23 by garethkorb Reply

  • Not sure where to post this. There’s a nice article on Plum over at he-who-must-not-be-mentioned’s website. Unlike the majority of the content generated there, this one is well worth a read. “A heart of green and gold” – check it out!

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.01.13 16:05:21 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Stormers are denying this.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.01.13 07:14:59 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.01.13 09:38:39 by klempie Reply


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