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Mehrtens, Pichot looking for work.


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 20 Aug 2008 at 12:19
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The Ligue Nationale de Rugby, which runs professional rugby in France, has published the list of players previously contracted to Top 14 or Pro D2 clubs who are now out of contract and have till 10 September to find clubs.

Rugby 365 reports that amongst there number are the great All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens and the great Puma scrumhalf Agustín Pichot. Last season they were both in Pro D2, Mehrtens playing for recently promoted Toulon and Pichot for Racing Métro who just missed out on promotion.

Some of the players are foreigners.

Blagnac and Limoges feature largely because they were both demoted to amateur rugby for next season.

The players listed by the LNR as being without clubs are as follows:

France: scrumhalf Boris Bouhraoua of Limoges (24), wing/fullback François Beaugendre of Limoges (26), centre Arnaud Bousquet of Béziers (24), centre Sébastien Bonetti of Limoges (31), loose forward Cyrille Charrier of Limoges (28), scrumhalf Fabio Da Silva of Lyon (22), centre Guillaume Delmotte of Tarbes (31), wing Yoann Desseme of Oyonnax (25), centre Mathieu Ladame of Limoges (25), scrumhalf Benoit Marfaing of Bayonne (25), scrumhalf Grégory Mahe of Brive (27), wing Yannick Ngog of Agen (26), wing Julien Patey of Blagnac (24), loose forward Vincent Sohet of Blagnac (26), hooker Nicolas Sentous of Auch (28), loose forward Pierre Som of Agen (27), hooker Nicolas Sisombath of Tarbes (24)

Argentina: wing Juan Martin Berberian of Blagnac (31), prop Juan Battilana of Tarbes (27), prop Ignacio Elosu of Tarbes (26), tighthead prop Augustin Loprestti of Bayonne (34), scrumhalf Augustin Pichot of Racing Métro (34), prop Daniel Rodriguez of Lyon (30)

Canada: fullback Mike Pyke of Montauban (24)

New Zealand: flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens of Toulon (35)

Portugal: tighthead prop André Da Silva of Mont-de-Marsan (33)Romania: loosehead prop Dragos Dima of Pau (29), prop Cézar Popescu of Agen (32)

Samoa: centre Terry Fanolua of Brive (34)

Senegal: lock Magname Koita of Limoges (34)

South Africa: lock Henk Eksteen of Narbonne (28), centre Thinus van Rensburg of Narbonne (26), tighthead prop Hedley Wessels of Dax (33)

Spain: hooker Mathieu Cidre of Blagnac (27)



19 Comments

  • This was placed for the Lions, right? :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.08 12:25:37 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • If only Mehrtens wasn’t of such an early vintage.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.08 12:25:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : ten or more years ago All Blacks had a flyhalf called Merthens.
    The same guy?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.08 14:29:43 by Die Jood Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 3) :

    yes Same guy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.08 15:30:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 3) : Who used to be a Natal boy :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.08 15:37:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : Considering old Mehrtens was born in Durbs he may well choose to come back…. :wink: , oh! and based on the Shark’s last couple of buys from abroad, they may even ask HIM? :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.08 15:41:15 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 5) : Great minds….fools never…. :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.08 15:42:43 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 6) :

    At 35 years of age he is a bit old though.

    I think he will be snapped up by some lower division club in the UK somewhere.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.08 15:45:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 7) : Lets leave it at great Minds :shock:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : You are making me feel ancient :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.08 15:49:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • He’d look ok at Currie Cup level, but won’t cut the mustard in the Super 14 now

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.08.08 15:51:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 9) :

    :smile:

    Unless he wants to enter the record books then i think he should not play S14.

    Oldest players in Super12/14 (+35 years)

    37:342 Johan Ackermann 3/6/1970-10/5/2008: Sharks vs Cheetahs, Durban
    37:134 Johan le Roux 13/11/1961-27/3/1999: Northern Bulls vs Brumbies, Canberra
    37:040 Richard Loe 6/4/1960-16/5/1997: Chiefs vs Highlanders, Hamilton
    36:275 Geoff Didier 10/8/1959-12/5/1996: Brumbies vs Highlanders, Canberra
    36:093 Frank Bunce 4/2/1962-8/5/1998: Chiefs vs Brumbies, Hamilton
    36:012 Dougie Heymans 3/5/1963-15/5/1998: Cats vs Stormers, Cape Town
    35:247 John Welborn 8/9/1970-12/5/2006: Western Force vs Sharks, Durban
    35:197 Marius Hurter 8/10/1970-22/4/2006: Cats vs Bulls, Pretoria
    35:029 André Joubert 15/4/191964-14/5/1999: Sharks vs Reds, Brisbane

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.08 15:56:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok so Natalie Du Toit qualifies for the Olympics(cool enough)then still beats 8 other competitors in her race.Good on her!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.08 15:58:45 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Exactly what I meant. He is ancient!! RUGBYWISE Dudette!! :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.08.08 16:07:56 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 13) : glad to see you have qualified it! :mad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.08.08 16:09:21 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • :lol: All a y’all is some ancient peeps :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.08.08 16:13:49 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • PJLD is now what they call dcuking and hiding :!:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.08.08 16:14:29 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 16) : Thats right throw the insult at us old fogies and then run and hide huh! :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.08.08 16:17:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Yepa, you mos can’t catch me :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.08.08 16:22:05 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 15) : :mrgreen:
    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 17) : You may be insulted Dudette, I’m not.FOREST GUMP said “stupid is as stupid does”. I like that movie. :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.08.08 16:22:40 by Silver Fox Reply

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