Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs going to court again


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 22 Sep 2010 at 11:41
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The transfer of Bjorn Basson from Griquas to the Bulls has been confirmed, but will it actually happen? Not if the Cheetahs have anything to do with it.

It is believed that Griquas did not consult Super 15 partners Free State and the Griffons in the decision to make Basson available to the Bulls. The Cheetahs will now be seeking legal advice to determine whether the GWRU had disregarded the policy for the transfer of Super 14 players that had been signed by all three provinces.

If that has happened, legal steps may be taken against Griquas and in an extreme scenario his contract with the Blue Bulls may even be voided. Basson is due to report for duty in Pretoria on November 1 once he has completed his Currie Cup duties with Griquas.

Cheetahs managing director Harold Verster was in a tele-conference with Griquas and the Griffons on Tuesday morning in which Basson’s move was discussed in depth.
The Cheetahs paid 60% of Basson’s Super 14 salary.

The Cheetahs are currently locked in a legal battle with the Sharks about the services of another wing, Lionel Mapoe.

The loss of Basson will be another setback for the Cheetahs ahead of next year’s Super 15.

“Bjorn is one of the Cheetahs’ top players. We are making every attempt to keep our star players in the region. We have to protect our interests,” said Verster.

Griquas chief executive Arni van Rooyen did not want to comment.



31 Comments

  • Harold Versters :evil:

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.09.10 11:49:18 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply
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  • jinne, but these okes are fools… I’m actually f*cken SPEECHLESS at how useless they are.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.09.10 11:50:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh my! Harold Verster :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.09.10 11:50:52 by Jarson Reply
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  • Freestate could use all these legal fees to pay their players better :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.09.10 11:53:07 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 4) : ja, you’d think…

    Ek is nou so f*kken WOEDEND met hierdie klomp etters ek begin nou in Afrikaans skryf!

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.09.10 11:55:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Good Afrikaans there boet!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.09.10 11:56:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • On the subject of super 15 partners. Is it not possible for us to ” draft” Jaco Engels from the Kings for next year? Might be good backup to have and with this extended season we`ll need all the help we can get!

    Oh I thought of an advantage for the new super 15 format.
    If they only finish in July . . . they won`t interfere with my exams in May again! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.09.10 11:59:03 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Harold Verster is going to ruin the union.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.09.10 12:04:40 by lostfish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.09.10 12:07:43 by Jarson Reply
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  • Maybe Freestate should stop wasting money all the lawyers and court fees and start paying their players beter.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.09.10 12:17:12 by Nita Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) : after Pat Cilliers’ performance on Sat, I’m more than happy with him as backup to Beast in the Super 15.

    Jannie and Eugene can both play 1 at a pinch as well

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.09.10 12:19:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : I agree Pat and Eugene both had good games on Saturday and it finally looks like Pat has his form back after that knee injury. He always looked ok after the injury but lately he is looked GOOOD.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.09.10 12:25:04 by Nita Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : jip, and with herbst and redelinghuys as our youngster…. sorry, wag… moet afrikaans wees ne?? ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.09.10 12:37:25 by VanWilder Reply

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  • You guys do know that old Harold was recently in the running for one of SARU’s top jobs. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.09.10 12:53:34 by wpw Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    And that’s all I have to say about that…

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.09.10 12:58:32 by Pink Ice Reply
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  • Shame, I feel sorry for Harold… it must be tough being do STUPID :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.09.10 14:03:53 by CS Reply

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  • Just because you contribute to a guys salary when he is on loan to you, doesn’t give you rights to his contract. I am sure Basson is contracted only to Griquas, and that they entered into a loan agreement with the Cheetahs for the Super 15… because they are part of the same franchise.

    Shame, these poor Cheetahs are really desperate for money, hey!

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.09.10 14:06:44 by CS Reply

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  • Would’ve of like to see him in black and white but then again one court case agianst the Cheetahs is enough, isn’t it? :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.09.10 14:58:29 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 18) :

    I reckon we have good enough wings without him.. Id much rather have JPP..

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.09.10 15:05:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I want to see Greg defend this one. :razz:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.09.10 17:59:43 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :
    For sure, but i would invite Jaco Engels in anycase just in case there are some niggles or even an injury. I would’nt like the Sharks to go ahead and play players out of position again (V Staden and Jannie).@VanWilder (Comment 13) :
    Julian is uit vir 9 maande :|

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.09.10 19:24:32 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • When Mapoe plays his first game for the Sharks,people is going to be like Basson who :cool:
    Even if he is going to be used at 13 maybe.

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.09.10 19:30:28 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • No Jaco Engels is a bul froe and frroe if you know what I mean,he is one of those guys(true story) who goes to clubs in Potchefstroom with his bulls rugby jersey on with Engels on the back. :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.09.10 19:37:23 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Honey Badger
    I thought he hails from the Western Cape.
    He joined the Bulls from Boland didn’t he?

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.09.10 19:40:43 by wpw Reply
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  • Jaco Engels the prop that scored against the sharks after half time.

    If I am talking about the right Engels(I think I am),He was at Volkskool highschool and played 13 for the 1st team.You got a glimpse of that against the Sharks.

    My friend worked for his dad.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.09.10 19:46:32 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) :
    He started his jnr career with the Leopards and played sumthing like 40 odd caps for their CC team. He only moved to the Boland after that…..i think round about 2003/4. He then joined the BB from the Boland.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.09.10 20:18:33 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @KSA Pink Shark © (Comment 20) :
    “….determine whether the GWRU had disregarded the policy for the transfer of Super 14 players that had been signed by all three provinces. ”
    and
    “The Cheetahs paid 60% of Basson’s Super 14 salary”

    You don’t think that maybe, just maybe, they should have a say in his transfer?

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.09.10 09:51:01 by Greg Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 17) : Apparently there is an agreement between FS, Griquas and Griffons for the Super 15.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.09.10 09:57:28 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 27) : This was in the news and a rumour for days. Surely Harold Verster could’ve picked up the phone and discussed it with the Griquas and try to come to understanding before anything was signed. It seems they waited for it to be done and then bitched and moaned about it after the fact.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.09.10 10:10:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 29) : Maybe he did, and they went ahead anyway?
    Once again everyone is going on a cheetah bashing exercise, without knowing all of the facts.
    I agree, Verster is an idiot, but then again, so are people like Reyneke, and Strauli. It would appear that Arni van Rooyen is now trying hard to join this elite club :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.09.10 10:22:03 by Greg Reply

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  • this is a shame really Cheetahs is a poor club :???: and if i look at it this way without beeing a bit rude :!: MONEY MONEY is all they are looking for so give it to them and each team will win in the old end don’t you think but now on the other end if we had Mapoe etc would we let him go :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.09.10 21:50:03 by chaz Reply

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