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Bidding war for Peter Grant’s services?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers on 12 May 2009 at 07:23
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English club Bath are set to launch an attempt to trump the Western Force in their bid for the services of Springbok flyhalf Peter Grant.

Stephen Nell reports for Sport 24 that a reliable source has indicted that Bath has targeted Grant for a two-year contract after Butch James recently injured his knee.

“Bath have put out feelers to Peter,” an informed source told Sport24.

Grant’s contract with Western Province expires at the end of the Currie Cup.

Australia’s Western Force and French club Racing Metro have already made offers for Grant.

The Force appear to be WP’s biggest opponent if the Capetonians aim to keep their utility back. Grant’s parents now live in Perth.

Should Grant sign for the Force, he will still be allowed to play for any other side in the second half of the year. That means he can still qualify to play for the Springboks through involvement in the Currie Cup.

Australia do not have a provincial competition similar to the ones in South Africa and New Zealand.

Grant is apparently still keen to play Tests for South Africa and that might be a good enough reason for him to stay in the Cape.



53 Comments

  • Grant is apparently still keen to play Tests for South Africa and that might be a good enough reason for him to stay in the Cape.

    Or he could just move back to Natal

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.05.09 07:33:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I really hope WP do well in the CC cos we might just lose the likes of Grant if we yet again fail to make the semis. :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.05.09 07:38:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : I really reckon that guy would blossom in Natal!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.05.09 07:45:57 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 3) :

    you are preaching to the converted. :lol:

    I have been on about it for ages and although I use the little Maritzburg College and RWC analogy, I only do that as a side show. :wink:

    This guy WILL do really well in Durban, he seems to have that “something” that will make him FIT into the Durban environment and thrive.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.05.09 07:49:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Well unless you start handing out free hair products at training and implementing group hugs in the showers he ain’t going nowhere. :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.05.09 07:56:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Don’t be so sure he has not exactly been treated well by the stormers

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.05.09 07:59:44 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) :

    Is that so??? Please elaborate…

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.05.09 08:09:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :
    They are constamtly playing him out of position. He will not be selected for the Boks as a centre.

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.05.09 08:23:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Some news to make Stormers fans excited. There is movement on the front row front and things are starting to happen. As of November Mujati will be going to Northhampton.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.05.09 08:28:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I thought the Force had given up on him and were chasing Derrick Hougaard?

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.05.09 08:30:41 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 9) :

    Is that so??? :shock:

    Well we have Brok Harris don’t we?? :???:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.05.09 08:37:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Why do so many people revel in our pain? Kick a man/woman while they’re down??

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.05.09 08:45:46 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : @Salmonoid (Comment 8) : Salmanoid has summed it up pretty well :lol: and as he says they are not exactly giving him a chance to forward his credentials for higher honours!! so that is so :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.05.09 08:45:51 by Whindy Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :
    Just heard it on the radio. I think it can actually be a good thing in that your management cant bluff themselves anymore and will have to go out there and do some serious bargaining and purchasing.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.05.09 08:45:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) :
    No Molly not true, see my post #14 to prove that I actually see the positive in this.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.05.09 08:50:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 13) :

    Look I agree he should be playing at 10 ahead De Waal BUT he did play at 12 for WP in the past and he stayed. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.05.09 08:54:31 by wpw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : Thanks Salmo… I was actually thinking that this morning as well. Hopefully they’ll buy more than one, thats my only concern.

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.05.09 08:54:40 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) : Hi Molly, maybe because the Stormers always talk a big season and then when they fail everybody jump on the wagon. Enjoyed the competition in the superbru intervarsity comp, just as well I went to maties and you were at Ikeys, I see it was a draw on Saturday, things sure have changed since I was there!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.05.09 08:55:36 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) :

    The positive being that you will demolish our scrum in next year’s S14 game between our sides. :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.05.09 09:00:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :If Rassie does not make a plan with the front row then he should be hanged not fired!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.05.09 09:03:12 by Whindy Reply
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  • problem is, “buying” is not so easy when you’re talking ZAR…

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.05.09 09:06:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • If 3 rather successful clubs wants Grant this badly, he must be quite a good player?

    Are we missing something in SA?

    It is not like we are blessed with flyhalf talent…

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.05.09 09:07:51 by Morné Reply
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  • If Frans is really leaving :neutral: … Durban would be a much better move for Peter Grant.

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.05.09 09:09:58 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : and we no longer, for a while now, have the prestige of saying “Come play for a legendary club that wins alot” :cry:

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.05.09 09:11:20 by molly Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 23) :

    For him to showcase his natural game – and for his Bok ambitions.
    A season or two with the Sharks would do wonders for him…even coming from the bench.

    Just a suggestion Peter…use it don’t use it… :smile:

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.05.09 09:12:26 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 25) : Blackshark with all the offers on the table, I doubt he will move to a province that’s going to put him on the bench?? If the sharks were serious, then they would have to give him some sort of guarantee which poses the next question what to do about Ruan. Somehow this move seems unlikely ?

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.05.09 09:32:36 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 9) :

    Well I blame Rassie for this. He has bought FAAAAAAAAAR to may front rows in the cape and now some of them want to leave. :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.05.09 09:42:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 26) :

    We’ll offer him the CC … :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.05.09 09:44:26 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 22) :

    We are missing the Money. :oops:

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.05.09 09:44:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Is it my imagination or have we not had to much, in the way of exciting tallent coming through I cannot name to many exciting new prospects that I have seen, can anybody think of some?

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.05.09 09:51:18 by Whindy Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :
    No seriously. now something will have to be done to do some serious buying. On Monday I already heard from someone associated with WP rugby how the Sharks scrum battled against the Warratahs. This was said in the context of there not being a problem with the Stormers scrum. I think they (management) really believe this. Mujati’s move will force them to do something.

    Thats not to say I wouldnt enjoy watching the Sharks dominate/destroy the Stormers scrum next year.

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.05.09 09:52:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) :
    No one can accuse mujati of letting the grass grow under his feet.

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.05.09 09:56:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 30) :

    I don’t think it is your imagination, but then we have just had the S14 to watch for a few months. I think in the CC we will have a gem or 10 make an appearance.

    Offhand I would say the biggest rising star would have to be Burton Francis. And with that in mind, if the Sharks had to choose who to buy I would say buy Francis.

    Early days still but I think the Cronje brothers have not delivered on the initial expectations, but let’s see how they do in the CC.

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.05.09 09:58:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 30) :

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) :

    Are we talking flyhalf prospects…or just new talent in general?

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.05.09 10:02:01 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 34) : Talent in general, I was going to mention Francis Burton he looks good, but apart from that nudder

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.05.09 10:04:50 by Whindy Reply
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  • Burton Francis :oops:

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.05.09 10:05:20 by Whindy Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Would be a gOOde signing.

    undeRRated player

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.05.09 10:05:25 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 34) :

    new in general, but I mentioned a flyhalf as a coincidence only.

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.05.09 10:14:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 35) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) :

    The likes of Swannie, Zuks , Skholiwe still qualify as new talent, no?

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.05.09 10:26:21 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) : Sure, My comment is that there has been very little to get excited about, but as KSA says the Curry cup will show something exciting, I will be intersted to see what sort of effect Sevens has had on young Ebersohn it could go either way he might have turned into a pronker or he will run better lines. Thats why we can never give up the Curry cup!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.05.09 10:34:11 by Whindy Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) :

    Swannie not so much, he has had quite a few S14 games now and can almsot call himslef established,

    I haven’t seen enough of Skoliwe or Zuks to make a firm comment. but my impressions of Zuks have NOT been great, but then he has Odwa and JPP that he is being measured against so he would have to be REALLY good before he makes an impression.

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.05.09 10:37:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 40) :

    Whindy

    Ebersohn- Robert that is – used to be an 8

    only changed in grade 11- so I heard

    My opinion is that he wiLL make it BIG as an Outside back

    despite the size iSSue

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.05.09 10:45:22 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : Odwa’s having a pretty kak season… I think he needs to move to 15 when Stef retires so we can get some genuine pace on the right wing.

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.05.09 10:47:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • :evil:

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.05.09 10:55:17 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 44) :

    Cat bite your tongue boet??? :???:

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.05.09 11:34:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @Oranje Orakel (Comment 42) : I don’t doubt he will make it, he has so much class, its scary!! Did not realise he had played 8thman. wow!! I think he made the right call in terms of his body, he took a hammering in last years Curry, cup so the break with Sevens was a good idea. My only problem with Sevens is you do all this Goosestepping and some of these guys take their bad habits back to the 15 man game and get tackled big time. Now if I had some cash I would buy him and his Brother, they have a big future ahead of them

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.05.09 11:39:53 by Whindy Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : I suggested this a season or two ago, but was laughed-off then :evil:

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.05.09 11:43:50 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) :

    Yeah…Swannie has seen some S14 action but he’s still a newcomer. It’s not like he’s played seasons and seasons of CC. He was thrown into the deep end and he’s swimming really well. We have to acknowledge that we did something right to have a player who was “suddenly” ready for S14 action.

    But yeah – I think the CC will be the best place to judge the rest of the youngsters.

    @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    He is? I was thinking average and boring…don’t know about anything worse. The guys on the wing have been starved of good possession since the first few rounds of the comp. He’s made some dodgy defensive tackles…but I can recall a number of try-saving tackles as well…so that balances out in a way. Kak or kak by his standards? :???:

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.05.09 11:45:19 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 45) : Damn Sharks, Damn Lions! Good thing I support Man united! Something to smile about :neutral:

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.05.09 11:46:44 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 46) :

    Sias is gOOde but I wonder if he is going to cut the mustard.

    Robert is a diFFerent “breed”

    nothing to do with his rugby ability-heard he has a corn snake- aLL the first years of his hostel must take it everywhere and care for it when he is away

    its caLLed “betroKKe” as in “involved”

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.05.09 11:46:58 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 50) :

    and THAT is the part that “fransie” Steyn had mi$$ed…

    lets hope “FranCois Steyn” have his fEEt grounded… somewhere solid.

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.05.09 11:49:01 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 51) : Agree, he had too much talent and not enough time to nurture it

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.05.09 11:56:16 by Whindy Reply
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  • Grant is way overrated!

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