Bok centre Jaque Fourie look set to face legal action from French Top 14 club Clermont-Auvergne, in addition to whatever other issues arise out his current contractual shenanigans.
According to a report on the RTE Sport website, Fourie has signed a letter of intent to join Clermon t for the coming season, a letter which they consider a legally binding document. Fourie’s name appeared on the official French transfer list a few weeks back, a good indication that from the French perspective, at least, the move was very much on at that stage.
Having seemingly changed his mind and decided he wants to join Western Province instead, Fourie would appear to have reneged on his commitment to the French club, just as he is attempting to weasel his way out of (what seems to be) a perfectly valid contract with the Lions, which should keep him in Johannesburg until 2010.
One really starts to wonder what sort of advice these guys are being given, because when stuff like this comes out, it just makes them look like greedy kids.Tweet