South Africa


"To play over a 100 test matches was one of the greatest blessings bestowed upon me."

Caps for south africa


Date Capped



South Africa


Hooker, Prop

100 Test Cap Stadium

FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa


New Zealand

John Smit

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 game.
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!