He’s a professional rugby player by trade, but there’s more to Dillon Smit than what meets the eye! He’s a proud son; brother; husband; and friend to many that know him.

The 26-year old lives by the quote “whatever happens to me, happens for me”.

Most of his time is spent on a rugby field, so when he’s not training or playing rugby, he’s enjoying Joburg and all it has to offer.

But off the field, boasts a softer side to Dillon that many people may not know. We had the privilege of chatting to him and asking him some fun questions in a feature we call, “5 PICKS”.

This is what he had to say…

5 words that describe the lockdown for you?

Never take anything for granted.

5 names of people that have a positive impact on your life of late?

Kim Smit – my incredible mother who always puts her children first.

Suané Smit – my supportive wife who is always there for me.

Shaun Reynolds – one of my closest and dearest friends.

Ramey Short – another one of my dearest and most cherished friends.

Michael Jordan – from ‘The last Dance’. An inspirational must-see.

5 places you have travelled to that people should explore once the lockdown is over?

I would definitely encourage people to explore different parts of our beautiful country. Whether it’s bush, beach or an incredible restaurant, there’s so many amazing places right on our doorstep.

Witsand – a small coastal town situated at the mouth of the Breede River in the Western Cape. It is a good fishing area and is widely considered to be the whale nursery of the South African coastline.

Ski bar in Bedfordview – a great place to head to with your friends.

Clarens (Golden Gate) – nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north-eastern Free State. There’s just so much to do and take in.

Kruger National Park – a true bush experience from the sights, the smells, the sounds and the scenery.

Cape Town – there’s too many places to mention in Cape Town so plan a weekend away and visit as many places as you possibly can from the coast to the winelands.

5 foods that you dislike?






5 things you can’t live without?

These would definitely have to be my:

Amazon Alexa

JMCSA Vigus 5

Playstation 4

Nespresso Coffee Machine


5 must-have items to keep in your gym bag? 

Garmin Fenix 6X watch

JBL headphones

Fragrance Boutique for after training freshness

Skipping rope

Resistance Bands

5 things you do before heading to bed? 

Lock all the doors

Check if my pets are comfortable

Read the Bible

Go through my program for the following day

Scroll through Facebook and Instagram

5 things you are grateful for?





A warm bed

5 things you love about your wife?

She truly is my best friend, but if I had to highlight 5 things, they would be her:

Kind heart



Work Ethic


5 exercises you do to stay fit?


Bent-over Row

Shoulder Press

Bridge or Plank

Pull ups

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