JOHANNESBURG – Kwagga Smith will add another major global showpiece to his bucket list after he was named in the Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan starting next month.
There were doubts whether the popular Lions loose forward would make the final 31-man squad after Bok coach Rassie Erasmus whittled his group down to 32 players last week.
It seemed to be a race between Smith and utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt, who offered something different to the former Blitzbok.
But Smith edged out Elstadt to make the team where he will add the World Cup to his appearances at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
“For me, it is an honour to be part of the squad, it is a thing everyone works for, and not all of us can get it,” Smith said.