Chris Smith News

Du Toit, Marx nominated for SA Rugby Player of the Year 2018

The nominees are (in alphabetical order): SA Rugby Player of the Year: 1 Pieter-Steph du Toit 2 Aphiwe Dyantyi 3 Malcolm Marx 4 Franco Mostert 5 Handré Pollard SA Rugby Young Player of the Year: 1 Aphelele Fassi 2 Sbu Nkosi 3 Embrose Papier 4 RG Snyman 5 Damian Willemse Team of the Year: 1 Emirates Lions (Vodacom Super Rugby runners-up) 2 Cell C Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division winners) 3 Springbok Sevens (HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series winners) Coach of the Year: 1 Swys de Bruin (Emirates Lions) 2 Rassie Erasmus (Springboks) 3 Neil Powell (Springbok Sevens) Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: 1 Werner Kok 2 Ruhan Nel 3 Dylan Sage Junior Springbok Player of the Year: 1 Tyrone Green 2 Salmaan Moerat 3 Wandisile Simelane 4 Damian Willemse Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Tournament: 1 Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions) 2 Malcolm Marx (Emirates Lions) 3 Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions) Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year: 1 SP Marais (DHL Western Province) 2 Sergeal Petersen (DHL Western Province) 3 Akker van der Merwe (Cell C Sharks) Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year: 1 Divan Nel (SWD Eagles) 2 Anrich Richter (Hino Valke) 3 Etienne Taljaard (Hino Valke) SuperSport Rugby Challenge Player of the Year: 1 Enver Brandt (Tafel Lager Griquas) 2 Ruwellyn Isbell (iCOLLEGE Pumas) 3 Chris Smith (iCOLLEGE Pumas) 4 Stefan Ungerer (iCOLLEGE Pumas)

EWN , South Africa Dec 11, 2018

British politician reveals he is HIV positive while addressing Parliament

Russell-Moyle was given a rare standing ovation by MPs after he gave his moving speech, making him the second British MP to have been diagnosed with HIV Chris Smith, a former Labour government minister who was the first openly gay British lawmaker, disclosed he was HIV positive in 2005.

Tuko , Kenya Nov 30, 2018

I tested positive to HIV at 22, lawmaker reveals

“That means not only that you cannot detect HIV in my system, so I don’t get sick, it also means I can’t transmit HIV to someone else.” Jeremy Corbyn stepped in to praise his Labour colleague, saying: “I think he’s making an absolutely brilliant and historic speech and I’m very grateful that he mentioned my good friend Chris Smith who very bravely told the world in 1984 that he was gay and proud of it, and we’re proud of Chris for doing that.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 29, 2018