Former Bulls, then Cheetah, then Bulls again flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter may well be on his way to the Sharks after the 2010 edition of the Currie Cup.
Yesterday, Blue Bulls Company High Performance manager Ian Schwartz confirmed that the former Affies star had approached his current employers to inform them that the coastal union has shown an interest in his services, and that he was seriously considering the move.
The reason that the flyhalf was unhappy at the Bulls came after Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn extended his contract at the Bulls, shutting out any hope of decent game time at next year’s Super 15.
“Jacques-Louis has spoken to us about the possibility of him leaving to join the Sharks but we haven’t heard of anything concrete yet. I can understand why he would want to leave because he is not getting enough game time but there is nothing we can do about it because he is playing behind the world’s best flyhalf. He probably feels that he will remain number two for as long as Morne is here and he wants to obviously play as a number one. I can understand that and that is why we signed him because we believe that he is a very good player,” said Schwartz yesterday.
Potgieter, who played extremely well for the Cheetahs last season, only signed a one year contract with the Bulls, and will thus be free to sign with any union come end October 2010. This signing could be crucial for the Sharks who lack quality depth at both the flyhalf and centre positions. Potgieter has played a lot of his rugby at both 10 and 12 and could be exactly what the Sharks need.Tweet