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Au revoir Bloem, says French Falie


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 9 Jun 2008 at 22:35

Scrumhalf Falie Oelschig has decided to close the book on his career with Free State Cheetahs, and opted to play his rugby in France.

The 29-year-old Oelschig tied the knot this past weekend, and has decided to consolidate financially by accepting an offer from French club Stade Francais, according to a report on Rugby365.

According to Volksblad, Oelschig is believed to have signed a three-year deal with the French giants, and will not be available for the Free State Cheetahs in this year’s Currie Cup competition.

Oelschig made his debut in 2000 for the Cheetahs, and has been a stalwart for the union for a long time.

But recently he has been at the receiving end of some booing from the Free State crowd after a few disciplinary lapses got him into hot water this season.

“The player is 29 now, so we had a chat and decided to release him from his contract,” said Free State coach Naka Drotské.

Drotské also revealed that Springbok Sevens captain Neil Powell would rejoin the Free State for the upcoming Currie Cup.

“We have to replace experience with more experience,” stated Drotské of Powell, who turns 30 next month.

“He will be here temporarily to play in the Currie Cup.”

Powell has of course played for the Free State franchise before, and has notched up no less than 63 caps for the Cheetahs. Powell also has played 13 games for Griquas, and 49 for the Blue Bulls, whom he represented in last year’s Currie Cup.

Powell will join another new signing, flyhalf Chris Rossouw, in Bloemfontein. Rossouw is set to join the team on Wednesday, while Powell will arrive next week.

There is also talk of two more possible recruits for the Free State Cheetahs. Talks are reportedly underway with another Sevens player, flank Schalk van der Merwe, as well as lock Boela du Plooy, who is currently a Stade Francais player.

Drotské also revealed that his team trained well last week ahead of their compulsory friendly against the Leopards in Potchefstroom this coming Friday.

The Free State Cheetahs will have to tackle the Leopards, and possibly their first few Currie Cup matches, without the services of injured players such as Duanne Vermeulen (eighthman), Meyer Bosman (centre), Richardt Strauss (hooker), Kobus Calldo (prop) and Alwyn Hollenbach (fullback).



25 Comments

  • some good fantasy league tips here, folks…

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.08 22:39:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    oh and BTW, Rob has very kindly posted a list of the players in the contents section for you to choose from for your team.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.08 22:59:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • “The player is 29 now, so we had a chat and decided to release him from his contract,” said Free State coach Naka Drotské

    :shock:

    You gotta be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy has been a great servant of the Cheetahs and the thanks he get is to be refered to as “THE PLAYER” !!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.08 23:02:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Who cares who you play at 9 when you have Kleintjips at 10? :shock:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.08 23:02:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Beggars can’t be choosers and Falie despite some noice on the blogs has been a very valuable asset…

    FS are really starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel…

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.06.08 03:43:28 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I will eat my hat if the Cheetahs win the CC this year…

    My prediction: WP or Sharks to win the CC.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.06.08 07:48:54 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 6) :

    That ain’t saying much – there is very little that you WONT eat.

    How about betting that you will go on a diet instead? :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.06.08 08:12:37 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 7) : up early, Fish? ;)

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.06.08 08:16:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Up early and getting ready for work.

    Not all of us are big fish in the IT world who get paid in numbers that resemble my telephone number…

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.06.08 08:26:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : yeah, it’s all the zeroes at the front…

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.06.08 08:47:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • Let Delport go to the Cheetahs,maybe he will darem get a game.

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.06.08 08:48:01 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 11) : Good call

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.06.08 08:54:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Claytie

    Have a look at WP’s senior contracted players

    http://www.wprugby.com/default.asp?cId=15111

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.06.08 09:04:05 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • Shandre Frolick and Luke Titus at wing? :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.06.08 09:05:13 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 14) : at least Frolick sounds like he’s happy ;)

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.06.08 09:16:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m rolling on the floor with laughter… (NOT) :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.06.08 09:24:16 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 14) : They’ve got contracts but will never pull that streeptrui on :roll:
    Titus couldn’t even smokkel himself a VC game.Terri Jacobs can’t even pretend to tackle,Aplon running at him will scare the snot out of him.

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.06.08 09:33:37 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 17) : isn’t there a “Hobbit League” or something for these guys?

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.06.08 09:40:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • I thought i read that Titus had loads of potential (he apparently played well in one of WP’s warm up games) :roll:

    I saw him at Tyger Valley Mall a few months ago.

    I’ve never seen Terri play.

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.06.08 09:40:30 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 19) :

    Cheers All!!! :razz:

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.06.08 09:42:31 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 19) : Terri scores a shedload of tries but can’t tackle AT ALL and is very lazy.

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.06.08 09:46:39 by PJLD Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 20) : bye. See ya later, I hope.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.06.08 10:00:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 6) :

    Cheetahs side for their friendly against the leopards this weekend is not to bad.

    Free State Cheetahs: 15 Bevin Fortuin, 14 Eddie Fredericks, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Hendrik Meyer, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Jandré Blom, 8 Darron Nell, 7 Hendro Scholtz (captain), 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Barend Pieterse, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Ronnie Uys, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wiaan du Preez.
    Replacements: 16 Jaco du Toit, 17 Drew van Coller, 18 David de Villiers, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Neil Powell, 21 Chris Rossouw, 22 Hennie Daniller.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.06.08 18:53:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bloody good team, that

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.06.08 20:32:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh well Valie also getting married over the weekend on Mossel Bay. Think he’ll have a nice honeymoon in France. Think the NH will fit his kind of play.

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.06.08 12:25:10 by PaarlBok Reply

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