Sarries swansong for Smit

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 May 2013 at 07:51
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It seems rumours of John Smit’s playing days being behind him were just a shade premature, with the former Bok captain set to lead current club, Saracens, one final time before retiring.

After Sarries lost to Northampton in the Premiership semi-final on Sunday, Smit himself tweeted that he had reached the end of his time as a player, but the club has asked him to pull on the black and red jersey one last time to captain a young Saracens outfit against the SA Barbarians in London on Thursday.

Speaking of the upcoming game, Smit said, “A match between Saracens and the South African Barbarians is a fitting conclusion to my career. The South African Barbarians will have a number of young players in their team and it’s an opportunity for them to showcase their talents on the European stage.”

Nick Mallett will coach the SA Barbarians side.


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  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.13 08:03:49 by Honey Badger Reply
    Honey Badger
  • I hope Supersport doesn’t dissapoint us

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.13 08:18:15 by Ludz Reply
  • Mmm – a chance to interview Nick for the Sharks coaching position?

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.13 09:10:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : Good idea 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.13 09:36:23 by Uli Reply
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    Uli Boelie
  • Johnny!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.13 14:03:25 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : or convince him to change his mind about it….

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.13 14:28:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • would love to go to this, but my little baby is turning 8 on Thursday!

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.13 14:39:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Take him (or her) with…

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.13 14:51:07 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : Brilliant, they can sommer compose Plum`s DCM email and then fly down together!

    Things are looking up guys! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.05.13 08:33:14 by Original Pierre Reply
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