Guess who is back
November 16, 2012, 15:19:06
Ex Sport 24
No, not this Kitchener fool, I actually mean someone who I have been waiting for a while to come back to the field. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Juan Smith.
After two years on the side of the field, Juan has started training with the Cheetahs again. There was talk of him leaving for France and plying his trade there, but according to the Cheetahs Facebook page, Juan does not have a valid contract with anyone because of the uncertainty around him playing again. Since his return to the training field, the Warrior and Naka have been discussing his contract which will be finalised in the next two weeks.
Being out of the game for two years had to have taken its toll on Juan and it will obviously take some time for him to be back to the blindside flanker we all remember. I will be happy even if he only plays half a game in the beginning just to find his feet again and most importantly, share his calmness and leadership amongst the young Cheetah incumbents next to him. He will probably only play for the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby Competition, afterwards move north to France and rake in the euros before retiring.
More good news for the Cheethas!