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Pretorius set to join Force


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 11 Jun 2009 at 09:27

Sydney – Former Springbok flyhalf Andre Pretorius is considering an offer to play for the Force next season, the Australian provincial side said on Thursday.

The 31-Test Pretorius, who missed out on the South African squad for this month’s series against the British and Irish Lions, was interested in the Force offer, officials said.

Force’s general manager for rugby, Mitch Hardy, said the Perth-based outfit had made an offer to 30-year-old Pretorius after Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant had knocked back an approach.

“He’s (Pretorius) interested,” Hardy said. “(Coach) John Mitchell’s had a chat to him and we’ve put an offer in front of him and we are just waiting for a decision.

“He has to weigh up where his rugby aspirations lie as to whether he still aspires to play for the Springboks and be involved in Currie Cup campaigns back in South Africa.

“We are hoping that the contract we put together will allow him to achieve both those options.”

The Force are looking for an experienced playmaker following the loss of Wallaby flyhalf Matt Giteau to Australian rivals, the Brumbies.

The franchise is also waiting on a decision from Wallabies’ prop Matt Dunning on whether he will join them next year from the Waratahs.

 

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21 Comments

  • after Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant had knocked back an approach

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.06.09 09:45:51 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 1) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    That’s Peter for you!!

    A VERY loyal WP/Stormers player!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.06.09 09:50:25 by wpw Reply
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  • is there any SA flyhalf that HASN’T been linked to the Force yet?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.06.09 09:59:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Monty Dumond :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.06.09 10:23:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : i said flyhalf

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.06.09 10:24:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.06.09 10:54:17 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • If the Force sign Pretorius, I reckon we can all but write their chances off for next season… a mass exodus followed by the recruitment of a habitual crock :oops:

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.06.09 11:04:00 by Le Req Reply
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  • Sorry to change the subject but I’m still too angry about last night to post anything without emotion.

    So on the soccer front…..Man United have accepted an £80 million bid from Real Madrid for Ronaldo!

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.06.09 11:40:15 by Villie Reply
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  • I reckon he is so far past his sell by date, I would welcome him moving on. The best thing the Lions could do is face up to the fact that they are going to have their arses handed to them for a while, and start the rebuilding phase, but get promising youngsters who they can hold on to!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.06.09 11:48:58 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 8) : Another good player who needed to move, Sir Alex does not like players who get to big for their boots :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.06.09 11:50:17 by Whindy Reply
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  • Ronaldo is a diver and a cheat!!! FACT!! :evil:

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.06.09 11:57:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : Smokkel hy met perlemoen ? :roll:

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.06.09 12:03:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • Bulls could come first AND second in this year’s Currie Cup

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.06.09 12:07:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : Still he does play for the Champions, not the also rans, but I believe next year is the year for Liverpool, or is it the following year :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.06.09 12:08:39 by Whindy Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : :grin: to true, and we were so bulish about our depth, did you see Luke and Div may also be on there way that will please Wes

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.06.09 12:10:50 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 12) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.06.09 12:19:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 14) : Jy soek vi ……. :evil:

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.06.09 12:26:03 by Charlie Reply

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  • ai ai ai!

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.06.09 12:38:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : As is Gerrard.Fact.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.06.09 14:14:47 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 19) :

    hahahahaha

    Ja right!!! :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.06.09 14:19:07 by wpw Reply
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  • Liefling is going to be dissapointed, I thought he was in the running??

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.06.09 23:52:57 by Dynamite Reply

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