Smith's Toulon deal confirmed

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:28
Large juan smith looks Large juan smith cheetahs Large juan smith630

One of the worst-kept secrets in South Africa and France were finally confirmed.

One of the worst-kept secrets in South Africa and France were finally confirmed.

South African 2007 World Cup winner Juan Smith will make his comeback from a long-standing Achilles injury with French Top 14 outfit Toulon.

Smith has signed a one-year deal with the European Cup champions, Toulon.

The 32-year-old Smith, capped 69 times by the Springboks, has had to battle through a series of medical exams to seal the contract.

The flank had retired last year, following an Achilles tendon injury - suffered in February 2011 - and which necessitated surgery on more than one occasion.

However, he is attempting one last throw of the dice to prolong his career.

"The defeat by Grenoble [26-28 at the weekend] expedited our decision," Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal told Nice-Matin newspaper.


There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 27 November 2015
Leinster v Ulster 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 true
Edinburgh v Dragons 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 19h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 28 November 2015
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 15h00 Sandy Park
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 15h15 Twickenham
Munster v Connacht 17h15 Thomond Park
London Irish v Wasps 17h30 Twickenham
Sun, 29 November 2015
Scarlets v Zebre 14h30 Parc y Scarlets
Leicester Tigers v Bath 15h00 Welford Road
TOP 14