Smittie’s rousing return

John Smit is back in Rustenburg and desperate for a Springbok victory.

sa_nz.jpg To find out why the North West town means so much to the Bok captain, get the official Bok match programme (from the publishers of SA Rugby mag) at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday.

“I think playing here opens up a whole new avenue; it will make a pleasant change from playing at the normal venues such as Ellis Park, Loftus or Newlands,” says Smit in the programme. “Maybe doing something out of the ordinary will be a great pep for us.”

Also in the programme:

– Chiliboy: What I’ve learnt from being with the Boks

– Inside the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

– Why the Boks respect Keven Mealamu

– Solly Tyibilika on his Tri-Nations season

– Q&A with Bok Sevens coach Paul Treu

– England referee Chris White on the big game

– Results and records from Bok-All Black Tests

– Player profiles and stats

– Pre-match entertainment guide