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Fourie going to Europe?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions on 7 May 2009 at 07:20
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Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is being courted by a number of top club sides in England and France.

Hendrik Cronje writes for Sport 24 that SA Rugby and the Lions are busy with a joint effort to prevent another of South Africa’s top players from heading overseas.

Fourie’s links with French club Clermont have resurfaced again. The offer for Fourie is to join them after this year’s Currie Cup until the end of 2010.

He can then return to South Africa in 2011 to qualify for the World Cup. Fourie and his agent, Peet van Zyl, have already discussed the French and other overseas offers with the Lions.

“The Lions have indicated they will make us an offer before the end of May,” said Van Zyl. Fourie is still contracted until the end of next year, but according to Van Zyl has an escape clause that can ensure his immediate release.

“Jaque’s main goal is to play for South Africa. He would love to play against the Lions. He is also still young enough to represent South Africa at the 2011 World Cup. He is also close to the mark of 50 tests for South Africa,” said Van Zyl.

They are not expecting the same salary as Fourie would earn in Europe. However, the Lions will have to make it worth his while to stay.

Fourie would like to see the Lions lure more top players to Johannesburg. He wants the Lions to win more regularly, which will not happen without acquisitions.



54 Comments

  • If he wants to win trophies then he needs to move to Durban.

    Did I just say that?? Where’s the delete button??? :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.05.09 07:28:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    There isn’t one. :wink:

    I will say though, If the Lions don’t have enough money, they (SARU) can always approach the Sharks. :wink:

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.05.09 07:39:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : To late, the skeleton’s already out of the closet, Shark supporter trapped in a Stormer frame :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.05.09 07:50:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 3) :

    And what a beeeg frame it is… :oops:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.05.09 07:59:51 by wpw Reply
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  • Im a big Adi fan, but Jacques is also a class act.

    Had hoped that in time Waylon would replace him, but that seems a forlorn hope at the moment, so losing him to the Euro will be a huge loss.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.05.09 08:11:36 by Big Fish Reply
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  • AND SO THE EXODUS BEGINS

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.05.09 08:15:46 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) :

    Not sure of the exact number but Walter did say last week that there ar equite a few players going from the Lions and that it will all be made public during the next few weeks.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.05.09 08:17:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) :

    Did you watch the other semi final last night??? :shock:

    I’m glad Barca went through instead of Chelski.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.05.09 08:18:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : :mrgreen: @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Agree :wink:

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.05.09 08:21:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : I am not suprised :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.05.09 08:22:16 by Charlie Reply

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  • i expect a big exodus after the b&I tour. sharks aren’t going to get off lightly. this is even more reason why we should can the super 14 and join the nh. at least we get to see our players playing and we won’t lose boks as they are in a sa competition even if they are playing overseas. we get to compare overseas boks with sa players.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.05.09 08:26:28 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : dON’T agree, United would have preferred Chelsea, :eek:
    Big call to beat Barca, but then we can claim to be the best in the world, we are going to piss Rob off talking Football :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.05.09 08:30:02 by Whindy Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Can’t say I am surprised, The Lions win a title every 10 years or so its almost as painfull as being a stormers supporter. I reckon they should go back to being WP, at least they won when they were called that.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.05.09 08:33:27 by Whindy Reply
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  • I see the lions have launched a book capturing the 120 years of magical rugby moments in honour of there 120 existance, must be a thin book.haha :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.05.09 08:38:47 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 12) :

    Who cares what Rob thinks??? :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.05.09 08:38:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 14) :

    hahahaha

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.05.09 08:39:43 by wpw Reply
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  • sharks buy mossie now! Adi inside, jaque outside, would be awesome!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.05.09 08:39:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 17) : Can work for the Bokke 2 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.05.09 09:00:27 by Charlie Reply

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  • as soon as i enter everyone else leaves. :twisted: :sad:

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.05.09 09:00:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 1 second :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.05.09 09:01:26 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 19) :
    You are not alone,
    I am here with you,
    Though you’re far away,
    I am here to stay…

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.05.09 09:01:34 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 21) : lol

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.05.09 09:02:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 21) : that sounded a little gay. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.05.09 09:05:18 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • its time for me to start working, so: “I’ll be back” (in Arnie’s accent)

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.05.09 09:07:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 19) : not me!

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.05.09 09:08:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : The owner of this site does… now where’s that “ban” button?

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.05.09 09:08:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (history forgets losers) (Comment 23) : Discrimanation :?: Do you perhaps have a problem :?:

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.05.09 09:12:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 27) : get a room, you two! You can paint it pink, if you like :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.05.09 09:16:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Will you pay :?:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.05.09 09:19:36 by Charlie Reply

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  • :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.05.09 09:21:03 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    The exact number is unknown but the rumour is 9

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.05.09 09:25:45 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 29) : ai carumba!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.05.09 09:26:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 27) : nay gay rhymed with your poem. :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.05.09 09:27:05 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : I have one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.05.09 09:27:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 27) : girlie wouldn’t have rhymed.

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.05.09 09:33:48 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • @try time (history forgets losers) (Comment 35) : TT :?:

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.05.09 09:36:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 31) :

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!

    Who has been CONFIRMED in the Media thusfar.

    Reynecke is the only one i can think of off the top of my head?

    Who else is there?

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.05.09 09:51:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :

    hehehe

    Just busting your chops bru!!! :wink:

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.05.09 09:52:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) :

    My sauce tells me that Jody Rose wants to move overseas. :???:

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.05.09 09:54:43 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) :

    Confirmed – Ettas

    Rumours: 8 other

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.05.09 09:56:47 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 39) :

    As long as it’s OVERseas and not down TO the sea. :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.05.09 10:01:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : HAHAHAHA !!!! Slowly slowly catch a monkey! :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.05.09 10:01:37 by Rahul Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 40) :

    Any idea (speculation) on names for those eight?

    Fourie plus 7 others.
    Grobbelaar?
    Joubert?

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.05.09 10:02:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Agreed, Like to play different opposition for a change! Chelski were there own worst enemy last night. And Ballack and Drogba are in beeeeg kak :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.05.09 10:09:38 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 14) : The front cover and back cover are the same cover?

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.05.09 10:17:42 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 44) :

    So no ‘old lady’ to babysit last night??? :twisted:

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.05.09 10:22:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : nah, your mom was busy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.05.09 10:24:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 47) :

    HEY!!! :evil:

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.05.09 10:27:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 48) : :oops:

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.05.09 10:29:53 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) :

    The speculation is about players like Wepener, Fourie, La Grange, Van Zyl, Joubert, Pretorius, Clever, Killian, Noble and others

    Just got an update from the union that JF was ruled out, here is the message:

    Please be advised that Jaque Fourie has been ruled out of the game
    tomorrow against the Highlanders due to a hamstring injury. He will be
    replaced by Deon van Rensburg. Michael Killian will thus start at wing,
    and Dusty Noble on the bench. Andre Pretorius will take the captaincy
    roll.

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.05.09 10:41:30 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 49) :

    It’s cool man. :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.05.09 10:49:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 50) : oh great. I’m out of LMS :(

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.05.09 11:09:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : HEHEHEHEHE…. you and four others :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.05.09 11:16:44 by Rahul Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 50) : Nog ‘n Bok gekrok :shock:

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.05.09 11:40:14 by Charlie Reply

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