It was John Smit’s birthday this week. I hope he celebrated it with an ice-cold Corolla... er, I mean ice-cold Corona. Anything, that is, that was less icy than when Smit and Marco Masotti, the de facto owner of the Sharks, had a little disagreement about a missing Ferrari gearbox.

Whether it was better to have a supercar with no way to control it or an old Toyota Corolla that won’t stop going was pretty much the gist of the banter and while Masotti hit reverse (although it certainly wasn’t in a Kings Park-built, gearbox-less Ferrari) on social media after taking on a well loved and respected Springbok, Smit’s point stands...

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