I have never been a fan of John Smit being in a position where he has to catch a ball, especially when it is one of those situations that it is vital to catch the ball. I mean, keep throwing the ball into line outs and have the occasional pick-and-go off the bottom of a ruck, but let’s keep the backline to, well, the backline.
Yet he surprised us all with the amazing pick up of a wayward pass and it was at the peak of the movement giving us even more momentum. So even though we lost the match after the siren had gone, at least we go something out of it; John Smit caught a ball.
If you missed it or if you just want to see it again, we found a video for you. Here it is: