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Joubert’s Sarries hope squashed

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 23 Jan 2009 at 16:52
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Blue Bulls scrumhalf JP Joubert’s hope of joining Saracens received a major blow this week, as the English club failed to secure his work permit.

Rugby 365 reports that Joubert was not included in the Bulls’ Super 14 group but he was scheduled to meet up with Sarries in South Africa this week and would have played a role in the match against the Stormers on Sunday and Boland next week.

The International Rugby Board and the Rugby Football Union requires a player to have a work permit to play in England.

The fact that Joubert is not an international player and does not have a degree , means that he could also not qualify for a special skills permit.

The only hope Joubert has of getting gametime with the Bulls, is in the event of injury to Fourie du Preez and Heini Adams, respectively.

But, Blue Bulls Company business manager, Ian Schwartz, believes Joubert still has a lifeline at the Union as he most likely to join up with the Vodacom Cup squad.

“It did look unlikely that JP would join Saracens based on this work permit issue and we are disappointed for him,” Schwartz told Pretoria News.

“But then again JP does have a place here at the Bulls as he was an important member of our successful Vodacom Cup team from last year and I believe that he can still add value there.

“At the same time JP knows where he stands, he’s had a few one on one sessions with Frans Ludeke and knows if anything would happen to our top two scrumhalves he is in t he mix,” he said.


  • Surely he wouldn’t have been first choice at Sarries, with de Kock, Rauluni & Marshall already there?


  • Comment 1, posted at 23.01.09 17:05:43 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) :

    7k? :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.01.09 17:06:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : It’s the little things in life that can sometimes give the most pleasure.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.01.09 17:09:55 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 3) :
    Still on about your outfit then, are you?

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.01.09 17:17:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.01.09 17:24:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.01.09 17:25:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • he is about 34 years old now.time to consider hanging up them boots

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.01.09 17:49:02 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 7) :

    Maybe he can play at scrumhalf for the Coastal XV.

    Full Name Jean-Pierre
    Nick Name JP
    Surname Joubert
    Height 178cm
    Weight 85kg
    Birth Date 27 February 1978
    Birth City Port Elizabeth

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.01.09 18:11:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Cant believe this guy played for us. He was useless. But then again, who was the coach who signed him for WP? Kobus vd Merwe… :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.01.09 18:52:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    I think he is pretty good, I wouldn’t mind him as a backup scrummie when in need of one.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.01.09 19:03:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :
    I remember a certain rugby kenner from Reitzworld who reckoned he had the best pass in SA, back when he played for the Stormers… :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.01.09 20:06:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) :

    Yeh…what is up with that outfit!??!

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.01.09 20:36:11 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • @PJLD (Comment 7) :

    Make that 30….LoL

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.01.09 20:37:02 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • I cannot remember how he played!??!

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.01.09 20:38:37 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player

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