Richard Ferguson

Two more Cheetahs lost to European clubs


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content on 23 May 2012 at 08:30
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The Cheetahs have lost the service of two locks to European clubs, with George Earle and Izak van der Westhuizen both moving to Pro 12 clubs in Wales and Scotland.

George Earle has signed for Scarlets in Wales while Izak van der Westhuizen will feature for Edinburgh in Scotland, with Earle expected to leave after Super Rugby 2012 and van der Westhuizen competing in the Currie Cup before going across.

Van der Westhuizen will be joined in Edinburgh by fellow Cheetah WP Nel. We would like to wish all three players all the best over there.



19 Comments

  • Maybe they heard, the Cheetahs were being relegated. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.05.12 08:35:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    I actually just read that Earle is hoping to make the Scottish team for World Cup 2015..

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.05.12 08:36:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Cheetahs are really struggling to keep their players. I thought WP Nel and v.d. Westhuizen did not do too badly for them this season

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.05.12 08:37:59 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • how long before a pair of young locks desperate for game time start to look at Bloem as a potential destination…?

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.05.12 09:13:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : SHHH! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.05.12 09:38:01 by Caratacus Reply

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  • 4 players now. Ashley, WP and the 2 locks.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.05.12 09:40:11 by Ben Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : :) and then how long before the young locks realise that they don’t get paid anything in Bloemfontein? :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.05.12 10:14:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Actuallyyyyyyy. When is the last time a Sharks player left us for the Cheetahs other than Andries Strauss?

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.05.12 10:15:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : good question. I can’t actually think anyone else.

    I mean, Downey went to griquas and ended up playing SR for the Cheetahs, but that doesn’t really count.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.05.12 10:23:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : I think at a certain stage in your career, though, exposure is more important than money.

    Well, that to me makes sense. Not sure the young players (and their agents) see it the same way :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.05.12 10:24:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • ‘Hamburger’ Le Roux left the Cheetahs to join the Sharks to leave the Sharks to join the Cheetahs? Does that count? :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.05.12 10:39:35 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @Caratacus (Comment 11) : he went to Europe first, though.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.05.12 10:48:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ah. Bur :lol: gger. That puts that one to bed then!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.05.12 10:51:17 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : didn’t the hooker whose name now escapes me, :oops: go to the Cheetahs last year?

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.05.12 11:08:59 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Welsh team Rich ;-)

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 14) : It was Skipper Badenhorst.

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.05.12 11:12:03 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 15) : Thats it!!! Thank you StevieS

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.05.12 11:20:30 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 15) : ah if course!

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.05.12 11:25:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 14) : But he was from Bloem and it wasn’t like he had any other offers or was being utilised at the Sharks.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.05.12 11:26:06 by lostfish Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 15) : Some team on the mud island

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.05.12 11:26:59 by lostfish Reply
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