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Cheetahs: ‘Keep Rose and his baggage’


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Lions on 23 Jun 2010 at 15:55
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No thanks! That is the unequivocal message from the Free State Cheetahs to the agent trying to peddle enigmatic Springbok utility Earl Rose to them, in exchange for fellow Bok tourist Ashley Johnson.

Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie confirmed to rugby365.com on Wednesday that they have declined the offer to obtain Rose’s services.

It was reported earlier that Rose could be heading for Bloemfontein, if an ambitious player swap between last year’s Currie Cup finalists and the Lions comes to fruition. The idea was that Rose join the Cheetahs and in exchange the Lions will get Johnson.

Fourie, while confirming that the approach was made, also revealed that in a subsequent move Rose was offered to the Cheetahs in exchange for flyhalf Louis Strydom.

And they also declined that offer.

“He [Rose] will definitely not join us,” Fourie told rugby365.com.

The Cheetahs backline mentor said the news of the Rose offer first surfaced three weeks ago and he then approached head coach Naka Drotské, who assured him that it is not going to happen. And this week, when the reported swap made headline news, Fourie again spoke to Drotské, who reiterated that he is not prepared to make the swap.

Fourie felt that Rose, who has fallen out of favour at the Lions and was axed from the Super 14 squad by Springbok backs coach Dick Muir, simply carry too much baggage to make him a viable acquisition.

“There is no doubt that Earl [Rose] is a player with substantial talent, but we will alienate a large portion of our fan base if we sign him,” Fourie said of a player who often hits the headlines for his erratic form and his failure to live up to his potential.

Golden Lions CEO Manie Reynecke also confirmed that they were approached by an agent with the suggestion of a player swap, but added that Rose remains on their books.

“We will be making a call on our players during the course of the Currie Cup, but Earl [Rose] is contracted to us till October,” Reynecke said, adding: “He is part of our Currie Cup group and training with the squad.”

By Jan de Koning



35 Comments

  • “There is no doubt that Earl [Rose] is a player with substantial talent, but we will alienate a large portion of our fan base if we sign him,”

    :shock:

    Hectic!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.06.10 15:56:15 by wpw Reply
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  • Earl should go and play overseas. His rep has been ruined here.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.06.10 15:58:46 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 2) :

    He just needs to flippen learn how to tackle.

    And if he does move overseas and play in France for instance, they will not be as much pressure for him to perform imo.

    The Tiger Woods label might have done more harm than good. :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.06.10 16:02:55 by wpw Reply
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  • HE can maar go to Japan

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.06.10 16:03:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : Isn’t Ruan Pienaar Tiger Woods

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.06.10 16:08:05 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 4) : I was thinking Japan will be good for him….most of the players will be smaller than him :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.06.10 16:08:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) : Ruan and Earl according to Snor

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.06.10 16:09:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Whats this thing about Tiger Woods and Ruan? I missed something!

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.06.10 16:35:21 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Well i don’t care at all where the [email protected] Earl goes to has long as its not Sharks Tank :evil: ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.06.10 17:34:03 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.06.10 17:35:16 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 8) : do i also smella rat somewhere and nobody is talking :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.06.10 17:36:06 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

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  • @chaz (For you Bro) (Comment 11) : what???

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.06.10 17:54:01 by lostfish Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 8) : The village idiot aka PdV once said “Ruan is a gifted rugby player. I view him as the Tiger Woods of rugby and I believe Earl Rose is in the same class.”

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.06.10 17:56:55 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 13) : now don’t go and put Earl Rossie in the same box as Ruan Pianaar big diffs :evil:
    :oops: :roll: and for what??? :lol: :roll: ;-) nothing just putting a fire where it is not ;-)

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.06.10 19:10:54 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

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  • @chaz (For you Bro) (Comment 14) : I wouldn’t make stupid comparisons like that. I was stating that PdV said that…

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.06.10 19:23:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • ‘The village idiot’ :roll:
    So that is the way you refer to the Bok coach who has brought much success since he took over in 2008.
    At least show some respect for goodness sake!! :evil:

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.06.10 19:33:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 13) : I have to say, what I like about PdV, unlike any previous coaches we’ve had in this country, second best just does not enter into his vocabulary.

    Most coaches would have had tons of excuses for Saturday’s showing against Italy and would have felt they deserved a congratulations for just winning. Not PdV, he – not unlike the average fan base in SA – EXPECTED the Boks to trash Italy. He might have his foot permanently lodged in his mouth, but he should be an inspiration to all sporting codes and coaches in SA.

    Not only is PdV the Bok’s coach, but he’s probably there biggest fan and biggest critic. He has saved SA rugby a lot of face during his time as coach, I for one am dreading the day he decides to hang up his coaching boots.

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.06.10 21:22:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : It has everything to do with what he says.

    I sometimes get the feeling that the Boks win in spite of him not because of him.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.06.10 21:31:12 by lostfish Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : I think everybody expected the Boks to thrash Italy. The Boks just seemed like they lost interest after half time. That had nothing to do with the coaches and everything to do with the players. There seemed to be no passion or pride in their performance.

    You don’t take your foot off the gas just because you have a nice cushion ahead of you, you still bring your A game and give them a thorough thrashing.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.06.10 21:33:46 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 19) : You missed my point, it’s not just against Italy PdV expects the Boks to perform, he expects them to be the best, not 2nd or 3rd best, the best. He has instilled a pride in the Bok team that has been missing for a very long time.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.06.10 07:04:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @comment19 – Totally agree looking forward to a more inspirfed performance this weekend ….

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.06.10 08:22:03 by Dalz Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : Pride was instilled in Jake Whites time…

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.06.10 09:15:40 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • I felt very little pride when we were whipped 49-0 by the aussies

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.06.10 09:39:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 22) :

    Lets see:

    Jake White failed to beat the All Blacks IN New Zealand and yet PDV has managed to do so more than once.

    Under PDV we also beat the All Blacks 3 times last year which is/was unheard of in any other time in our history!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.06.10 09:48:39 by wpw Reply
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  • This is a real shame. I thought for sure the Lions were rid of him this time . . .

    Wonder if Abu Dhabi has a rugby team :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.06.10 10:00:03 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 25) : :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.06.10 10:45:05 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • PdV is now seen as eccentric by the overseas media. This basically means he can say anything and get away with it. In fact, they are disappointed when he does not say something weird.

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.06.10 10:52:09 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 27) : Too true ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.06.10 11:00:51 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • How’s that tennis game thats been going for over 10 hours. The score 59 each in the 5th set :shock:

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.06.10 11:19:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) :

    Tennis is for sissies!! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.06.10 11:55:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : I cant decide whether it’s exciting stuff or dead boring. Leaning towards exciting. My guess is it’s going to be over in 10 minutes once they get back on court.

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.06.10 11:58:32 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Bet you felt a whole lot of pride when we won the World Cup and when we won Lauries (sp?) for sports team of the year…

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.06.10 12:15:35 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : Not disputing what PDV has done…but Jake also needs the credit for what he did for the team…Jake had to start from crap..PDV started with a winning team and winning culture already in place.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.06.10 12:16:47 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 31) : I have the same feeling.

    @wpw (Comment 30) : Ek wil sien hoe jy 10 ure se tennis speel :twisted:

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.06.10 12:22:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 2) : yip. Must agree. There was a time that I thought he would turn very good if well managed but now I am not sure whether he is not beyond repair (economically speaking :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.06.10 14:37:30 by rekinek Reply
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