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Is Grant heading to Japan? Looks like it (updated)


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers on 8 Jun 2010 at 08:30
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This comes from an incredibly dodgy source, but apparently Peter Grant may skip the Currie Cup this year as he heads off to play in Japan!

According to a report on a website that gets more of these “exclusive” stories wrong than right, it has been reported that the WP pvito will be back in time to represent the Stormer in the Super 15 next year. The same article links prop JD Moller with a move to France.

More on this if it actually turns out to be true, but my breath is far from held!

Update: There appears to be an announcement (in Japanese!) on the Kobe Steelers website confirming this. As a result this has now moved a few notches up the credibility scale.



53 Comments

  • Last year I heard that he was leaving for the Force! :roll:

    Needless to say it didn’t happen!! :!: :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.06.10 08:33:28 by wpw Reply
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  • Is this saucy?

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.06.10 08:49:01 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I thought he was leaving for Europe?! :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.06.10 08:54:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Please can we have a article on the Houdini exploits of ”Chilli”-boy Ralapele…This is the biggest embarrassment in Bok Rugby History…And it’s not fair to the man that was arguably the best U21 forward in the World…then Choose Bandise Maku!!!At least his up to Super Rugby Standards…And maybe a article about the Province props being talked up the whole time…what a Joke…

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.06.10 08:57:50 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • I thought he didn’t want to go to Japan before because he would have no one to braai with???

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.06.10 09:05:08 by lostfish Reply
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  • Grant`s gonna be .. . big in Japan . . :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.06.10 09:05:17 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Lets sign Grant ourselves? Why not? We need a flyhalf, he is young and hey, he is kinda a local as well.

    Any thoughts?

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.06.10 09:06:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : i like Grant and he has nice touches – but he sometimes make me thinks that he is another monty and we already have one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.06.10 09:21:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 8) : Grant was really influential in the latter part of the Stormers S14 campaign. I just can’t see Monty doing the same for the Sharks, even if we did give him the chance to do it.@<

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.06.10 09:28:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Yes, he was and he was also good in 2008 – but somehow he is not overtly brilliant. In 2 minds about the guy.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.06.10 09:45:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : I BELIEF SIGNING GRANT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE investment we can make-and Grant is a Shark at Heart…he was known as a shark at Maties a week before the final I made a joke about being a shark and the shy man had a good laugh…i think Grant is a Gr8 signing for the sharks….he would never be a Bok..unless injured players force the couches hand. Grant is the Strauss of the 20′s the boy just does not find favor-but what a better investment ever…a stable solid excellent 10 that can provide you with stability and availability all year long. Besides Rassie Loves Lionell Cronje—-Grant!!! Come back HOME BOY!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.06.10 11:11:09 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 11) : Couldn’t agree with you more… Japan only served to screw up an already bad Jaco vd Westhuizen even further…

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.06.10 13:02:44 by SandTiger Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 11) : @SandTiger (Comment 12) :

    You guys can have him when we dont need him anymore.

    Grant is 25/6 now so you can have him in about 5 or 6 years time.

    Is that fine with you?? :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.06.10 13:17:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @SandTiger (Comment 12) : Hahahahahahahahah!

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.06.10 13:27:47 by Ice Reply
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  • when was the last time we had someone for 5/6years….jip 3years is fine with me….if he can play 12 with lambie 10 or any upcoming player @ 10 and he can learn from Grant then it’s a sound investment…same with grant a 10 and a young new 12…you learn your most from the players you play with not the couch…@wpw (Comment 13) :

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.06.10 14:16:29 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • update update update :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.06.10 14:55:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • jaja, Rob Wagner announced he has a special release and will play there during the CC, make some cash and be back for S14 next year. WP confirmed on twitter.

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.06.10 14:58:13 by molly Reply
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  • Also, JdV confirmed for 2010 and 2011. CJ coming in Nov. Lionel, De Waal and van Aswegen (u21) will cover 10 during the CC. Nick Koster is FINALLY moving back to eighthman.

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.06.10 14:59:32 by molly Reply
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  • wpw will not be happy ! :cry:

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.06.10 15:01:06 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 18) : looks like WP is making all the right moves

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.06.10 15:01:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : ag, I’m concerned for post WC… Habana, Fourie, De Villiers, CJ are almost definitely all gone, don’t know who elses contracts expire then. But next year’ll be ok.

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.06.10 15:05:05 by molly Reply
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  • Just read on that other site that Hoffman will focus on scrummie, that’ll hopefully bode well for the future. VERY happy to hear that.

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.06.10 15:08:06 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 18) :

    sauce??? :roll:

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.06.10 15:19:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 22) :

    yeah, I hope he gets a decent chance.

    When does the CC start?? ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.06.10 15:20:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 22) : at least you guys have a talented (identified) youngster in Cronje and an older head to steer the ship in de Waal.

    We don’t know what we’re doing

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.06.10 15:21:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : WP announced on their official twitter account, so don’t think so. I see voldy has confirmed it too, looking on WP site as I type.

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.06.10 15:22:51 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : I suppose, there is a little to be excited about. If we can keep some of the youngsters around for a while still. De Jongh, Whitehead and Cronje we have some stuff to be excited about.

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.06.10 15:26:47 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : 9 July, I think

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.06.10 15:27:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 27) :

    I read that Jantjes is also due back from injury and hopes he can be ready for the start of the CC.

    He has been training for some time now and starting taking contact recently. :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.06.10 15:33:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : I remember he was training with them at the end of the S14. Hope he can find some old form.

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.06.10 15:49:27 by molly Reply
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  • the original story was on SupaRugby yesterday, then a facebook contact sent me a link to the story on the Kobe Steelers site. Must say, I didn’t even think of checking for an official announcement on the WP site. Sharks have taught me bad habits :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.06.10 15:59:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • am I alone in not really rating Conrad Jantjes much? One of those players who was sublime when he made his test debut going on for ten years ago, but has done very little since…

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.06.10 16:00:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    He has had a few good seasons at Super rugby level but he would then invariably get injured soon afterwards but I agree, he hasn’t been great for some time now.

    Well at least not at Bok level!! :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.06.10 16:08:03 by wpw Reply
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  • So It’s official then.

    Player Movement At a media conference today at the High Performance Centre in Bellville, Senior Professional Coach Rassie Erasmus and MD of WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd Rob Wagner, confirmed player movements.
    Joining WP Rugby
    Jean de Villiers rejoins WP Rugby for the balance of the 2010 season, and the 2011 season.

    CJ van der Linde will join WP Rugby after the completion of the 2010 Absa Currie Cup and will be under contract for the 2011 season.

    Leaving
    Sireli Naqelevuki, whose contract has ended, is pursuing contracts in Europe.

    Leave of absence / loan
    Peter Grant has been afforded the right to play in Japan for the balance of the 2010 season. He will return to WP at the end of January 2011 and will be eligible to play Super 15 Rugby for the Stormers.

    Pending
    Joe Pietersen, who is contracted to WP until 31 October 2010 has requested an early release to play in France. Pietersen will be released subject to transfer terms being agreed to.

    Senior Professional Coach Rassie Erasmus explained his succession planning, structures and desire to afford his promising youngsters opportunities in this year´s Absa Currie Cup, to ensure depth and reserves for the all new and extended Super 15 2011 tournament.

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.06.10 18:13:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) :

    My how times have changed. :razz:

    from 2008

    Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant has turned down a R10m offer from a Japanese rugby club – because the Springbok emblem and the Western Province disa mean so much to him.

    And because he loves braaivleis.

    “It proves there are still players who regard the Springbok emblem and the disa as more important than money,” Grant’s agent, Chris de Beer, said on Thursday.

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.06.10 18:15:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well I for one am amazed that Grant has once again been snubbed by the Bok selectors!!
    :evil:

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.06.10 18:35:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : Well now that is good news i see not everybody runs for money money now that is what i call true to the WP team and to SA don’t you think :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.06.10 19:26:27 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 37) :

    THAT WAS IN 2008. :lol: The comment above confirms that he IS going.

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.06.10 19:45:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.06.10 19:57:47 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : ok 2008 well done so now the money money bug has caught up with him mmmmm :roll:

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.06.10 19:58:46 by chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 36) : What about the Sharks selectors snubbing him? The Sharks should’ve opened their wallet for this guy.

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.06.10 07:52:49 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 41) :

    You guys have been interested in him for some time and yet he wants to stay in CT.

    Says a lot doesn’t it?? :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.06.10 09:05:13 by wpw Reply
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  • Being a maritzburg college old boy, i attended our reunion day on saturday and happened to bump into Peter Grant at the bowling club just outside the school grounds, where pretty much everyone goes after the game. Me and my mates went up to him and asked him if he’d be joining the Sharks anytime soon, his response was something along the lines of it being in his 3 year plan. I’ll be honest, we had been dopping since early morning so my memory of all this is blurry at best… but it was something along those lines. My mates reckon he was refering to when his current WP contract ends.

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.06.10 09:21:57 by justinwhufc Reply

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  • @justinwhufc (Comment 43) : hope so hope is all we got :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.06.10 14:37:36 by chaz Reply

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  • Hopefully this announcement on Japanese website is not like the one on Ulster’s : according to SA newspaper … :roll:

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.06.10 17:17:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) :

    Oops I forgot about you. :oops:

    Have found it.

    Jarsonx’s Soccer World Cup Pool. As close as we will get to supporting any official SWC pool. :wink:

    http://www.superbru.com/worldcup/login_form.asp?referer=join_pool.asp&poolcode=rodstack

    New pool: Bafunny Bafunny
    Pool code: rodstack

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.06.10 17:23:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : :cool:
    Thanx!

    if I was only sure that Jarsonx will accept my application :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.06.10 17:25:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 09.06.10 17:28:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : how do i change the team i support :oops:

  • Comment 49, posted at 09.06.10 18:00:53 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 49) : dunno – would start with your profile and check out options there.

  • Comment 50, posted at 09.06.10 18:15:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 50) : it doesn’t work

  • Comment 51, posted at 09.06.10 18:17:24 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 51) :
    log to Superbru
    Click on World Cup
    Then click on your avatar
    Then it will take you to summary of your profile
    There you click Edit your profile
    In Edit Your profile it gives you option to change the team you support.

    PS. I am supposed to be the blond one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 09.06.10 18:29:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : thanks and done was there but like usually Chaz doesn’t read :oops:

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