PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME John William
SURNAME Smit
HEIGHT 188 cm
WEIGHT 118 Kg
BIRTH DATE 03 April 1978
BIRTH PLACE Polokwane
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM Thomas the Tank Engine (that is all I get to watch these days)
FAVOURITE MUSIC U2, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon
FAVOURITE FOOD Spaghetti Bolognese
PRIMARY SCHOOL Fields Primary, Rustenburg
SECONDARY SCHOOL Pretoria Boys High School
PLAYER WRITE-UP
John Smit, who retired from international rugby as the most-capped Springbok of all time with 111 Test caps, led South Africa to victory at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, was at the helm as the Boks secured a series victory over the British & Irish Lions in 2009 and captained South Africa to Castle Tri-Nations titles in 2004 and 2009. As one of only three Springbok Test centurions (at the end of 2011), Smit also finished his career for South Africa as the most-capped international captain of all-time, leading the Boks onto the field a total of 83 times in 111 Tests. He also captained South Africa at U21 level and played in three Rugby World Cups before moving to Saracens in England.

Position: Prop (15) Hooker (96)
Provinces: KwaZulu-Natal (2000-2007, from 2009) Clermont-Auvergne (France, 2008), Saracens
Springbok number: 691
Test debut: 10 June 2000 vs Canada in East London, aged 22
Last test: 9 October 2011 vs Australia in Wellington, aged 33
Total tests: 111
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 112
Win ratio: 69-40-2
Captain in 83 tests.
Honours : SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (1999); Players' Player of the Year (2005); SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2009).
When he retired from Test rugby at the end of 2011, Smit held the record for the most-capped Springbok captain (83), which is also a world record, most-capped hooker (96) and most-capped Springbok (111).
Note: Stats correct on 9 October 2011.

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Hooker
TRIES 24
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 120
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 111
TRIES 8
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 40
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 24 10 1 13 1 0 0 0 5
British Isles 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 11 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Fiji 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
France 9 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 5
Georgia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 21 8 0 13 1 0 0 0 5
Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Scotland 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 10 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
SQUAD LIST
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2009
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2007
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2004
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
South Africa RWC Warm-ups - 2003
Natal Sharks ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
SA 'A' Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Natal Vodacom Cup - 2003
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2001
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2001
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2001
South Africa SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa XV SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2000
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2000
South Africa England to SA - 2000
South Africa Canada to SA - 2000
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1999
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Sharks Winfield Super 12 - 1999
Natal Sharks U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1998
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 1998
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1998
Natal Wildebeeste Vodacom Cup - 1998
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1997
South Africa U/21 SA U21 to AUS - 1997
Natal Sharks U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1997
Natal Sharks British & Irish Lions Tour - 1997
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 1997

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International
Monday, February 02 2015
16:45 - FNB UWC vs FNB UKZN
UWC Sport Stadium, Bellville
19:00 - FNB TUT vs FNB UFH
TUT Stadium, Pretoria
HSBC Sevens World Series New Zealand
Friday, February 06 2015
01:00 - South Africa vs France
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
01:21 - USA vs Japan
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
01:42 - Australia vs Wales
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:03 - Fij vs Portugal
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:24 - Argentina vs Kenya
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:46 - Scotland vs Samoa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
03:08 - New Zealand vs Canada
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
03:30 - England vs Papa New Guinea
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

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