Juan Smith
Full names: Juan Hugo
Date of birth: 30 Jul 1981
Place of birth: Bloemfontein
School: Bloemfontein
Springbok no: 746
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.96m, 104kg
Current age: 37

Test summary: Tests: 70 Tries: 12
First Test: 7 Jun 2003 Age:21 Reserve against Scotland at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 23 Aug 2014 Age:33 Flank against Argentina at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
07 Jun 200321ReserveScotlandWin: 29-25 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
14 Jun 200321ReserveScotlandWin: 28-19 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
12 Jul 200321EighthmanAustraliaWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
19 Jul 200321EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 16-52 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
02 Aug 200322EighthmanAustraliaLose: 9-29 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneCheetahs
09 Aug 200322EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 11-19 Carisbrook, DunedinCheetahs
11 Oct 200322EighthmanUruguayWin: 72-6 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
18 Oct 200322EighthmanEnglandLose: 6-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
01 Nov 200322EighthmanSamoaWin: 60-101 trySuncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneCheetahs
08 Nov 200322EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 9-29 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneCheetahs
06 Nov 200423FlankWalesWin: 38-36 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
11 Jun 200523ReserveUruguayWin: 134-3 Basil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonCheetahs
25 Jun 200523ReserveFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethCheetahs
23 Jul 200523FlankAustraliaWin: 33-20 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
30 Jul 200524FlankAustraliaWin: 22-16 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
06 Aug 200524FlankNew ZealandWin: 22-16 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
20 Aug 200524FlankAustraliaWin: 22-19 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
27 Aug 200524FlankNew ZealandLose: 27-31 Carisbrook, DunedinCheetahs
05 Nov 200524FlankArgentinaWin: 34-231 tryVelez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresCheetahs
19 Nov 200524FlankWalesWin: 33-16 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
26 Nov 200524FlankFranceLose: 20-26 Stade de France, ParisCheetahs
10 Jun 200624FlankScotlandWin: 36-16 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
17 Jun 200624FlankScotlandWin: 29-15 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethCheetahs
24 Jun 200624FlankFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
15 Jul 200624FlankAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneCheetahs
22 Jul 200624FlankNew ZealandLose: 17-35 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
05 Aug 200625FlankAustraliaLose: 18-20 Stadium Australia (Telstra), SydneyCheetahs
11 Nov 200625FlankIrelandLose: 15-32 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinCheetahs
25 Nov 200625FlankEnglandWin: 25-14 Twickenham, LondonCheetahs
26 May 200725FlankEnglandWin: 58-10 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinCheetahs
02 Jun 200725FlankEnglandWin: 55-22 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
16 Jun 200725FlankAustraliaWin: 22-19 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
15 Aug 200726FlankNamibiaWin: 105-133 triesNewlands, Cape TownCheetahs
25 Aug 200726FlankScotlandWin: 27-3 Murrayfield, EdinburghCheetahs
09 Sep 200726FlankSamoaWin: 59-7 Parc des Princes, ParisCheetahs
14 Sep 200726FlankEnglandWin: 36-01 tryStade de France, ParisCheetahs
22 Sep 200726ReserveTongaWin: 30-251 tryStade Felix Bollaert, LensCheetahs
30 Sep 200726FlankUSAWin: 64-151 tryStade de la Mosson, MontpellierCheetahs
07 Oct 200726FlankFijiWin: 37-201 tryStade Velodrome, MarseillesCheetahs
14 Oct 200726FlankArgentinaWin: 37-13 Stade de France, ParisCheetahs
20 Oct 200726FlankEnglandWin: 15-6 Stade de France, ParisCheetahs
24 Nov 200726FlankWalesWin: 34-121 tryMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
07 Jun 200826FlankWalesWin: 43-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinCheetahs
14 Jun 200826FlankWalesWin: 37-21 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
21 Jun 200826FlankItalyWin: 26-0 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
05 Jul 200826FlankNew ZealandLose: 8-19 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
12 Jul 200826FlankNew ZealandWin: 30-28 Carisbrook, DunedinCheetahs
19 Jul 200826FlankAustraliaLose: 9-16 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
09 Aug 200827FlankArgentinaWin: 63-9 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
16 Aug 200827FlankNew ZealandLose: 0-19 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
23 Aug 200827FlankAustraliaLose: 15-27 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
30 Aug 200827FlankAustraliaWin: 53-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
08 Nov 200827FlankWalesWin: 20-15 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
15 Nov 200827FlankScotlandWin: 14-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghCheetahs
20 Jun 200927FlankBritainWin: 26-21 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
27 Jun 200927FlankBritainWin: 28-25 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
04 Jul 200927FlankBritainLose: 9-28 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
25 Jul 200927FlankNew ZealandWin: 28-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinCheetahs
01 Aug 200928FlankNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
08 Aug 200928FlankAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
29 Aug 200928FlankAustraliaWin: 32-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
05 Sep 200928FlankAustraliaLose: 6-21 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneCheetahs
21 Aug 201029FlankNew ZealandLose: 22-29 National Stadium, JohannesburgCheetahs
28 Aug 201029FlankAustraliaWin: 44-311 tryLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
04 Sep 201029FlankAustraliaLose: 39-41 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinCheetahs
06 Nov 201029FlankIrelandWin: 23-211 tryAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinCheetahs
13 Nov 201029FlankWalesWin: 29-25 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
20 Nov 201029FlankScotlandLose: 17-21 Murrayfield, EdinburghCheetahs
27 Nov 201029FlankEnglandWin: 21-11 Twickenham, LondonCheetahs
23 Aug 201433FlankArgentinaWin: 33-31 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, SaltaToulon

Juan Smith : Scrum.com

One of South Africa's most consistent forwards and his all-round play made him a regular fixture in a back row of Schalk Burger and Danie Rossouw during the victorious Rugby World Cup of 2007. His blonde looks and durable physicality have led to many comparisons to another Springbok from Bloemfontein in André Venter.

Smith made his debut for South Africa as a replacement in the 29-25 victory over Scotland in Durban in 2003 and made a further appearance in the second Test a week later. His first start for the Springboks came in the Tri-Nations match against Australia where he was no 8.

His first taste of Rugby World Cup action came in 2003 when he played in four games in a tournament where South Africa lost in the quarter-finals to New Zealand.

Smith played only once for South Africa in the 2004 season before regaining his regular position in the 2005 campaign which also brought success for the Free State Cheetahs as part of the Currie Cup team who defeated the Blue Bulls.

He captained the Cheetahs in 2006 which was the first year the provincial team had been accepted into the expanded Super 14 tournament. He notched his 50th cap for South Africa when he played in the Tri-Nations match against New Zealand at Newlands in August 2008. That match was also marked by the 100th appearance of full-back Percy Montgomery.

In 2009 he played all three Tests for South Africa against the British & Irish Lions as the Springboks won the series 2-1.