Franco Smith

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Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

afp Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

france24 Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

clicanoo Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

lepetitjournal Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

ipreunion Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

lnc Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

tv5 Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

afp-english Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith told : "If he was fully fit for the Wales game he would have started as well then," External link

yahoo-au Friday, February 7, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "If he was fully fit for the Wales game he would have started as well then," External link

afp-en Friday, February 7, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "The debut against Wales served as a lesson," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side,” External link

zbc Monday, February 3, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 3, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

ibtimes Monday, February 3, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

afp-english Monday, February 3, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

yahoo-au Monday, February 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

afp-en Monday, February 3, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play, the way we see the future," External link

japantoday Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It’s a really proud moment. I grew up with the Five Nations. "It’s a huge opportunity. It’s the heartbeat of world rugby and it’s good to be a part of it” External link

icWales Friday, January 31, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It’s a really proud moment. I grew up with the Five Nations. "It’s a huge opportunity. It’s the heartbeat of world rugby and it’s good to be a part of it” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 31, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have worked hard on and off the pitch to build synergy between the staff and the players," External link

irishsun Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have worked hard on and off the pitch to build synergy between the staff and the players," External link

afp-en Friday, January 31, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith explique : "Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts" External link

challenges Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explique : "Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explique : «Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

polandsun Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

irishsun Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

afp-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Of course we want to win five,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith says : "He deserves a send-off but its not a send-off game, it's a game where we hope he can still make a difference," External link

samoaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Sergio Parisse ) : “Sergio will form part of the last part of our campaign,” External link

icWales Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

polandsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

afp-english Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "No one knows how we want to play and the surprise element is in factor in our favour," External link

lagazzettadelmezzogiorno-en Monday, January 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 13, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

afp-english Monday, January 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "For me it was always about good people, who make good players," External link

cardiffstar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "At the beginning of the season, they are a bit more disrupted than Ulster was and they have a bunch of new names," External link

cardiffstar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "For me it was always about good people, who make good players," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "At the beginning of the season, they are a bit more disrupted than Ulster was and they have a bunch of new names," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The guys believe now we can win this competition, we've won South Africa's domestic competition and just the confidence combined with that and most of the guys have more than 20 caps in PRO14," External link

polandsun Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The guys believe now we can win this competition, we've won South Africa's domestic competition and just the confidence combined with that and most of the guys have more than 20 caps in PRO14," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We are happy with our defence. We have been defending well‚ but we still have had soft moments‚ even in the Currie Cup‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "There are so many positives and negatives about this, but we can only focus on the positives," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explained : "Every club knew they would be without their international players. I've been in that position with Benneton, and you know as coach you make a plan. You get a good group of players together that is competitive, especially when those players are away," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Last year we started all over with a lot of guys leaving. We gave ourselves objectives and we said it would take time. Winning the Currie Cup is one of the special things that can happen to a player‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We were behind in those matches. It was not an ability issue‚ but mentality. Maybe that has to change and maybe that shows what the Currie Cup meant to these players‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “They can look forward to the Pro 14‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We started building again last year after several players left, and there is currently a dream at the union to win the Currie Cup and PRO14 in one season. The players worked very hard for this and all credit to them," "What a great present from the players tonight, they all worked hard and all credit to them" External link

polandsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It was an excellent first half, but we ended up fighting to stay in the game. But I am very proud of the guys for hanging in for the win" External link

polandsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We started building again last year after several players left, and there is currently a dream at the union to win the Currie Cup and PRO14 in one season. The players worked very hard for this and all credit to them," "What a great present from the players tonight, they all worked hard and all credit to them" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It was an excellent first half, but we ended up fighting to stay in the game. But I am very proud of the guys for hanging in for the win" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a privilege and an honour to play in the final," External link

irishsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They showed that, taking this team into the PRO14, they have the ability to roll teams over - if they stick to the plan and what we believe in," External link

irishsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a privilege and an honour to play in the final," External link

polandsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They showed that, taking this team into the PRO14, they have the ability to roll teams over - if they stick to the plan and what we believe in," External link

polandsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Nick Mallett ) : "Playing impact sub for the Springboks during that winning run under Nick Mallett had a big impact on how I saw the game, and even now, as a coach, I have the view that there are times when you have your best players playing at the end of the game rather than starting," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Nick Mallett ) : "Playing impact sub for the Springboks during that winning run under Nick Mallett had a big impact on how I saw the game, and even now, as a coach, I have the view that there are times when you have your best players playing at the end of the game rather than starting," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "It was a shortness of breath and fortunately not as serious as we suspected," External link

news24 Friday, August 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith told : "Everyone was very frightened, but it was handled well by the medical staff" External link

news24 Friday, August 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "I have huge respect for Brent and what he has done at the Griquas. They have always been a very though side with a lot of players with more than 50 caps. It means that there is continuity," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "If you look at the scoreboards lately across the world, it looks like scoring tries has become the main emphasis. The rules of the game at this stage lean slightly towards that," "I still believe that the team with the best defence will give himself the chance to win the game, but they will not score tries" External link

news24 Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:40:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith acknowledged : "I’m sure that the height above sea level plays a factor," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "That's a perception. If you look at the detail, and we work with it every day, then that's a perception that is actually wrong," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith added : "What must also be noted is that we still sit with one of the most inexperienced back threes in rugby at this stage on the international scene and we've just got to work through this period," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They’ve got more than those two threats, but those guys are playing good rugby," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "To turn it around, we have to ensure we are a factor with ball in hand," "We have to re-establish our general shape on attack, and to give ourselves the best chances to score by looking after possession, and then we need to convert our opportunities with that try-scoring mentality" External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "Ultimately, it's not about taking risks, it's about taking responsibility - if we don't increase our tempo and accuracy with ball in hand, then we're not going to get across the line," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Curwin is still very young and he obviously has a lot of development ahead of him. I would like to see him find his feet more at Super Rugby level, but what has struck me is that he is very coachable and also approachable,” “We know that Curwin has an extraordinary kicking game, and he is a threat on attack. There are questions about his defence, but defence can be a product of the environment you are in. If he works hard on his individual skills, he can add to the defensive system that is in place” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Elton Jantjies ) : “We will just have to wait until something happens to Elton before we know the answer to that question,” “I don’t want to comment on that for fear that we set up false hopes or make players disappointed. Obviously we know which players are in for the flyhalf role, and what has been pleasing has been the way that both Curwin and Handre have picked up what is expected of them over the past week. They are being introduced to a new system and we have been delighted with the way they have absorbed the detail” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Handre is definitely making good progress and has improved a lot over the past week, but what is important for him is that we just get him back on his feet,” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “If they keep an attacking mindset and defend like that they are going to be at the top end again‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It at least feels like we have a Super Rugby team‚ not a Varsity Cup or Currie Cup team‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Xoli is a good player‚ but he took a year off from rugby to concentrate on his studies to become a chartered accountant‚” “He came to Free State University to complete his studies by doing his honours this year and I’ve roped him in to our training group. "He played when I coached the Varsity Cup Dream Team and he has potential. We’ll see how he develops” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Transformation is important and all our black players are quality performers and everybody will contribute to the team‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “If you play too many warm-up games it becomes a 20-match campaign instead of a 15 or 16-game season‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 13, 2017 8:41:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Francois Venter ) : “Francois [Venter] will start running straight lines on Monday‚ and he’s ahead of schedule‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 20, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Our pre-season has been going according to plan‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 20, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told ( about Johan Goosen ) : “In any case I thought it wasn’t possible because as far as I knew, Johan was contracted until 2020 in France. We did not make him an offer or invite him back,” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "One of my dreams was to see Cheetahs lift the Currie Cup in front of a full house in Bloemfontein" External link

afp-en Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Dan Human ) : "Alternating Ox from loosehead to tighthead isn’t something [forwards coach] Daan Human wants and neither is it a directive from the national team," External link

businessday Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Dan Human ) : "Alternating Ox from loosehead to tighthead isn’t something [forwards coach] Daan Human wants and neither is it a directive from the national team," External link

bdlive Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:56:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a very short competition," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We want to maintain Super rugby standards, in particular intensity," "That is what we want to measure ourselves by" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach89.80%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
assistant coach4.08%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
head coach3.40%EN05/27/201727/05/2017
under coach2.72%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Franco SmithEN93.65%
Franco SmithFR3.97%
Franco SmithIT2.38%


 
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Sergio Parisse told ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

thetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

icWales Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jake White told ( about Franco Smith ) : "I chatted to Franco (Smith) about something else. I will not be applying for the Cheetahs role," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Jake White told ( about Franco Smith ) : "I chatted to Franco (Smith) about something else. I will not be applying for the Cheetahs role," External link

polandsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Allister Coetzee said ( about Franco Smith ) : “Both Franco and JP are experienced coaches at Super Rugby and Currie Cup level. "They are both hardworking and well-respected individuals. They will fit in well with the current management and I am convinced that they will add value” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:51:00 PM EAT

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Franco Smith

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Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

afp Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

france24 Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

clicanoo Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

lepetitjournal Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

ipreunion Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

lnc Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith prévient ( about la France ) : "C'est le moteur, à la fois de leur attaque et du pack, et nous savons que la France est forte quand elle a un bon numéro 9 pour la conduire" External link

tv5 Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

afp-english Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Fabien Galthie ) : "He is really somebody who we look out for. He's the heartbeat of the attack and he's the heartbeat of the French pack," "We know through the years French team have done well when they have a good nine driving them. Fabien Galthie was in that way," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith told : "If he was fully fit for the Wales game he would have started as well then," External link

yahoo-au Friday, February 7, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "If he was fully fit for the Wales game he would have started as well then," External link

afp-en Friday, February 7, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "The debut against Wales served as a lesson," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side,” External link

zbc Monday, February 3, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 3, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

ibtimes Monday, February 3, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

afp-english Monday, February 3, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

yahoo-au Monday, February 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The result is not a reflection of the quality of the side," External link

afp-en Monday, February 3, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play, the way we see the future," External link

japantoday Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “I feel there is change in Italy coming, the way we want to play the way we see the future,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It’s a really proud moment. I grew up with the Five Nations. "It’s a huge opportunity. It’s the heartbeat of world rugby and it’s good to be a part of it” External link

icWales Friday, January 31, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It’s a really proud moment. I grew up with the Five Nations. "It’s a huge opportunity. It’s the heartbeat of world rugby and it’s good to be a part of it” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 31, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have worked hard on and off the pitch to build synergy between the staff and the players," External link

irishsun Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have worked hard on and off the pitch to build synergy between the staff and the players," External link

afp-en Friday, January 31, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith explique : "Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts" External link

challenges Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explique : "Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explique : «Nous voulons trouver notre ADN et exploiter nos points forts» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

polandsun Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

irishsun Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith admitting : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them (Wales) at the Millennium Stadium" External link

afp-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Of course we want to win five,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith says : "He deserves a send-off but its not a send-off game, it's a game where we hope he can still make a difference," External link

samoaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Sergio Parisse ) : “Sergio will form part of the last part of our campaign,” External link

icWales Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

polandsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

afp-english Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith admitted : "I don't think it is ever easy to play them at the Millennium Stadium" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "No one knows how we want to play and the surprise element is in factor in our favour," External link

lagazzettadelmezzogiorno-en Monday, January 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 13, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

afp-english Monday, January 13, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters who want to establish themselves on the international stage," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "For me it was always about good people, who make good players," External link

cardiffstar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "At the beginning of the season, they are a bit more disrupted than Ulster was and they have a bunch of new names," External link

cardiffstar Friday, October 11, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "For me it was always about good people, who make good players," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "At the beginning of the season, they are a bit more disrupted than Ulster was and they have a bunch of new names," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The guys believe now we can win this competition, we've won South Africa's domestic competition and just the confidence combined with that and most of the guys have more than 20 caps in PRO14," External link

polandsun Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "The guys believe now we can win this competition, we've won South Africa's domestic competition and just the confidence combined with that and most of the guys have more than 20 caps in PRO14," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We are happy with our defence. We have been defending well‚ but we still have had soft moments‚ even in the Currie Cup‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "There are so many positives and negatives about this, but we can only focus on the positives," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith explained : "Every club knew they would be without their international players. I've been in that position with Benneton, and you know as coach you make a plan. You get a good group of players together that is competitive, especially when those players are away," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Last year we started all over with a lot of guys leaving. We gave ourselves objectives and we said it would take time. Winning the Currie Cup is one of the special things that can happen to a player‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “We were behind in those matches. It was not an ability issue‚ but mentality. Maybe that has to change and maybe that shows what the Currie Cup meant to these players‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “They can look forward to the Pro 14‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We started building again last year after several players left, and there is currently a dream at the union to win the Currie Cup and PRO14 in one season. The players worked very hard for this and all credit to them," "What a great present from the players tonight, they all worked hard and all credit to them" External link

polandsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It was an excellent first half, but we ended up fighting to stay in the game. But I am very proud of the guys for hanging in for the win" External link

polandsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We started building again last year after several players left, and there is currently a dream at the union to win the Currie Cup and PRO14 in one season. The players worked very hard for this and all credit to them," "What a great present from the players tonight, they all worked hard and all credit to them" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It was an excellent first half, but we ended up fighting to stay in the game. But I am very proud of the guys for hanging in for the win" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a privilege and an honour to play in the final," External link

irishsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They showed that, taking this team into the PRO14, they have the ability to roll teams over - if they stick to the plan and what we believe in," External link

irishsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a privilege and an honour to play in the final," External link

polandsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They showed that, taking this team into the PRO14, they have the ability to roll teams over - if they stick to the plan and what we believe in," External link

polandsun Monday, September 2, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Nick Mallett ) : "Playing impact sub for the Springboks during that winning run under Nick Mallett had a big impact on how I saw the game, and even now, as a coach, I have the view that there are times when you have your best players playing at the end of the game rather than starting," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Nick Mallett ) : "Playing impact sub for the Springboks during that winning run under Nick Mallett had a big impact on how I saw the game, and even now, as a coach, I have the view that there are times when you have your best players playing at the end of the game rather than starting," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told : "It was a shortness of breath and fortunately not as serious as we suspected," External link

news24 Friday, August 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith told : "Everyone was very frightened, but it was handled well by the medical staff" External link

news24 Friday, August 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "I have huge respect for Brent and what he has done at the Griquas. They have always been a very though side with a lot of players with more than 50 caps. It means that there is continuity," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "If you look at the scoreboards lately across the world, it looks like scoring tries has become the main emphasis. The rules of the game at this stage lean slightly towards that," "I still believe that the team with the best defence will give himself the chance to win the game, but they will not score tries" External link

news24 Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:40:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith acknowledged : "I’m sure that the height above sea level plays a factor," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:24:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "That's a perception. If you look at the detail, and we work with it every day, then that's a perception that is actually wrong," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith added : "What must also be noted is that we still sit with one of the most inexperienced back threes in rugby at this stage on the international scene and we've just got to work through this period," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "They’ve got more than those two threats, but those guys are playing good rugby," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:38:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "To turn it around, we have to ensure we are a factor with ball in hand," "We have to re-establish our general shape on attack, and to give ourselves the best chances to score by looking after possession, and then we need to convert our opportunities with that try-scoring mentality" External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "Ultimately, it's not about taking risks, it's about taking responsibility - if we don't increase our tempo and accuracy with ball in hand, then we're not going to get across the line," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Curwin is still very young and he obviously has a lot of development ahead of him. I would like to see him find his feet more at Super Rugby level, but what has struck me is that he is very coachable and also approachable,” “We know that Curwin has an extraordinary kicking game, and he is a threat on attack. There are questions about his defence, but defence can be a product of the environment you are in. If he works hard on his individual skills, he can add to the defensive system that is in place” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Elton Jantjies ) : “We will just have to wait until something happens to Elton before we know the answer to that question,” “I don’t want to comment on that for fear that we set up false hopes or make players disappointed. Obviously we know which players are in for the flyhalf role, and what has been pleasing has been the way that both Curwin and Handre have picked up what is expected of them over the past week. They are being introduced to a new system and we have been delighted with the way they have absorbed the detail” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Handre is definitely making good progress and has improved a lot over the past week, but what is important for him is that we just get him back on his feet,” External link

news24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:09:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “If they keep an attacking mindset and defend like that they are going to be at the top end again‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “It at least feels like we have a Super Rugby team‚ not a Varsity Cup or Currie Cup team‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Xoli is a good player‚ but he took a year off from rugby to concentrate on his studies to become a chartered accountant‚” “He came to Free State University to complete his studies by doing his honours this year and I’ve roped him in to our training group. "He played when I coached the Varsity Cup Dream Team and he has potential. We’ll see how he develops” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Transformation is important and all our black players are quality performers and everybody will contribute to the team‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : “If you play too many warm-up games it becomes a 20-match campaign instead of a 15 or 16-game season‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 13, 2017 8:41:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Francois Venter ) : “Francois [Venter] will start running straight lines on Monday‚ and he’s ahead of schedule‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 20, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : “Our pre-season has been going according to plan‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, January 20, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith told ( about Johan Goosen ) : “In any case I thought it wasn’t possible because as far as I knew, Johan was contracted until 2020 in France. We did not make him an offer or invite him back,” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said : "One of my dreams was to see Cheetahs lift the Currie Cup in front of a full house in Bloemfontein" External link

afp-en Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Dan Human ) : "Alternating Ox from loosehead to tighthead isn’t something [forwards coach] Daan Human wants and neither is it a directive from the national team," External link

businessday Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:52:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said ( about Dan Human ) : "Alternating Ox from loosehead to tighthead isn’t something [forwards coach] Daan Human wants and neither is it a directive from the national team," External link

bdlive Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:56:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "It is a very short competition," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Franco Smith said : "We want to maintain Super rugby standards, in particular intensity," "That is what we want to measure ourselves by" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach89.80%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
assistant coach4.08%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
head coach3.40%EN05/27/201727/05/2017
under coach2.72%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Franco SmithEN93.65%
Franco SmithFR3.97%
Franco SmithIT2.38%


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Sergio Parisse told ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

thetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sergio Parisse said ( about Franco Smith ) : “I told Smith my desire to end my international career in Rome in front of my family, my friends and our fans,” External link

icWales Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jake White told ( about Franco Smith ) : "I chatted to Franco (Smith) about something else. I will not be applying for the Cheetahs role," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Jake White told ( about Franco Smith ) : "I chatted to Franco (Smith) about something else. I will not be applying for the Cheetahs role," External link

polandsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Allister Coetzee said ( about Franco Smith ) : “Both Franco and JP are experienced coaches at Super Rugby and Currie Cup level. "They are both hardworking and well-respected individuals. They will fit in well with the current management and I am convinced that they will add value” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:51:00 PM EAT