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Lions sign US Eagles skipper


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 9 Sep 2008 at 13:03

The Lions, already blessed with excellent loose forwards, have acquired the services of America Eagles captain Todd Clever for the 2009 Super 14 and Currie Cup competitions.

Pony-tailed Clever, who is 1,94m tall and weighs 100kg, made a huge impression at last year’s Rugby World Cup and also had an outstanding game when the Eagles played South Africa.

News 24 reports that he played for North Harbour in New Zealand in 2006 and is an outstanding Sevens player, as he proved in the 2007 IRB tournament in George.

“This is a great opportunity. Playing with and against the best players in the world week in and week will improve my game dramatically,” Clever said.

“I’ve always had the utmost respect for the level of speed, commitment and physicality of South African rugby and know there is a lot of hard work ahead. I am looking forward to doing it.”

Lions coach Eugene Eloff, who has just lost Springbok No 8 Joe van Niekerk who is pursuing his career in France, is excited that Clever has accepted the Lions’ offer. “He showed at the World Cup that he is in a different class.”

Eloff said that he intended signing another player or two for the Lions for the 2009 season



13 Comments

  • DAMN good signing this IMO.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.09.08 13:04:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Waaaaaaalteeeeeeeeer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can you find out when he arrives? or are the quotes from SA already?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.09.08 13:05:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Arrives in November to train for the 2009 S14

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.09.08 13:55:18 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 3) :

    Thanks.

    So that means he will not be available for the IRB 7s series then. They will miss him big time.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.09.08 13:57:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • can he play flyhalf?

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.09.08 14:32:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : Im sure hes going to enjoy the pay increase

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.09.08 14:57:14 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    thats silly..what we should be asking is if he can cover lock…

    Need I remind you that Rose is our new flyhalf :grin:

    Good thinking Lions..I like it..now go grab us a couple of big ass Georgians.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.09.08 15:27:43 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • bugger just read that Rose and Benjamin have been busted for drugs.. :roll:

    Fantastic timing there chaps…

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.09.08 15:35:57 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • charges against Rose dropped..Benji still in the kak..great now we can ctually go out and aquire a decent wing.How about this Turner dude from Province :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.09.08 15:37:41 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 9) :

    it’s a bugger when you have to catch up on the news all in one go hey,

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.09.08 15:47:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    Ha it is..imagine no internet, I’d only find out once everything had blown over :smile:

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.09.08 15:58:02 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • The Lions union issues a press release about Rayno

    http://www.transvaal.co.za/news.asp#news30

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.09.08 15:59:57 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • and an update about Walter Venter’s hamstring injury, he is out for 2 weeks

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.09.08 21:33:53 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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