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100 Test Cap Stadium
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
John Smit is the most capped South African player of all time, with 111 appearances to his name.
Smit led the Springboks during their victorious 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign and was
inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2011, the same year he retired from the international
For a time, Smit was the most capped international captain ever. He remains South Africa’s
most successful captain, thanks to leading the Springboks to victory on 46 of the 64 games in
which he wore the armband.
A Custodian and the Chairman of Rugby Centurions, John is actively involved in the running of
the organisation. You could say he is a force for good in his own right!