Juan Smith

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Toulon’s Matt Giteau scores a try despite the tackle of Saracens’ Richard Wigglesworth during the Heineken Cup Final at the  Millennium Stadium in  Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

RC Toulon 23 Saracens 6: The new superpower in the European game duly emulated Leicester (2000-01) and Leinster (2011-12) by retaining the Heineken Cu(...)

Toulon outhalf Jonny Wilkinson: doubt against Munster with hamstring injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulon warmed up for their meeting with Munster on Sunday by pushing Perpignan on towards the verge of relega(...)

Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll is tackled by Matt Giteau during the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Toulon at the Felix Mayol Stadium, Toulon. Photograph: Getty Images

The half-time scoreline lied but the final scoreline tells no lies. Leinster were well beaten and could have no c(...)

Peter O’Mahony’s inclusion in the Munster team is a huge bonus against Toulouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It is a measure of the Heineken Cup’s status that this quarter-final weekend is almost as pivotal in the story of the 2013-14 season as Ireland(...)

 Leinster’s Shane Jennings in action against Munster last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Team sport often comes down to a series of individual tussles within the framework of a match. Rugby is no differ(...)

Rory Kockott

A week ago last season’s beaten Heineken Cup finalists rested most of their key men with one eye on a return to European fare. Content enough to emerg(...)

Juan Smith has joined Toulon for the rest of the season.

Former South Africa flanker Juan Smith has come out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with European champions ToulonThe 32-year-old, who won 6(...)

Aaron Cruden is suffering with a knee injury and may not be fit for the All Blacks’ return match with Australia. Photograph: Getty Images.

Jonathan Sexton says he can’t wait for Friday night’s clash against Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon when the two highest paid players in France will go head (...)

Former Springbok Juan Smith.
Smith undergoes medical at Toulon
  • Rugby
  • August 19, 2013, 12:39

Former South Africa flanker Juan Smith is to undergo a medical today as he negotiates a possible return to the game with French club Toulon just ov(...)

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