SA latest – Smit linked to Saracens

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Smit linked to Saracens – Springbok captain John Smit is likely to join English club Saracens after the 2011 World Cup.

According to Sport24, Smit will link up with Saracens later this year, a club that has a strong South African presence in terms of the playing squad and administration. The move is yet to be confirmed, but if there is substance to the rumour, Smit would continue to alternate between prop and hooker. Saracens already have the dynamic Schalk Brits on their books.

Bash boost for Stormers – Peter Grant has recovered from a knee injury and will be available for selection when the Stormers play the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Bryan Habana is also expected to be fit after missing last week’s game with a rib injury. Jaque Fourie (groin), prop CJ van der Linde (leg) and flank Nick Koster (ribs) picked up injuries in Saturday’s match, and will undergo further tests before being considered.

Stormers touring squad – CJ van der Linde, Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Rynhardt Elstadt, Andries Bekker, Schalk Burger, Francois Louw, Duane Vermeulen, Ricky Januarie, Peter Grant, Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers, Jaque Fourie, Gio Aplon, Conrad Jantjes, Tiaan Liebenberg, Wicus Blaauw, De Kock Steenkamp, Nick Koster, Dewaldt Duvenage, Anton van Zyl, Juan de Jongh, Lionel Cronjé, Johann Sadie, Steven Kitshoff.