Richard Ferguson

Goosen back soon

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 31 Jul 2012 at 09:00
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The fans of young Johan Goosen can rest easy… The youngster will return to Currie Cup action in September, after hurting his shoulder during the Super Rugby campaign, ruling himself out of action for four months. reports that the flyhalf should be able to run out against the Sharks in the September 1 clash, but will definitely run out against Western Province a week later. This means he will only miss the first three rounds of Currie Cup action, where his team faces the Lions, the Blue Bulls and Griquas.

The Cheetahs take on Wlesh outfit Cardiff in Bloemfontein this Saturday in a pre-season warm up match. Riaan Smit and Sias Ebersohn will battle it out for the fyhalf jersey while Sarel Pretorius is back with the team after representing the Waratahs in Super Rugby.


  • The very best 10 prospect I have ever seen….a rare talent…

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.07.12 10:16:16 by grant10 Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 1) : based on what?

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.07.12 10:38:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    It will be based on another stellar Currie Cup..

    Until he goes down in the first tackle against the Sharks on 1 September..

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.07.12 10:40:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    That was sarcastic by the way…

    I agree with you, the kid is yet to show anything worth writing home about, except the big boot..

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.07.12 10:41:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I definitely think he has some talent. Still very raw though. If people weren’t making so much of an issue about him, I would have been more interested, but saying he is a shoe in for the Boks once he’s fit has made a real joke of him.

    He’s kicking is excellent.
    His distribution has been good so far.
    His kicking out of hand needs work, especially reading when to kick.
    He plays much deeper than most of the best flyhalfs today does, (look at Carter) this sometimes puts pressure on his backs, but has also opened up the game at times. (It’s different, not wrong, many Australian flyhalfs play like this, I prefer carter).
    His error rate has been a little high (his passes doesn’t always go to hand and has been inaccurate).

    He doesn’t seem to be the decision maker. He plays to a specific coached plan, which has exposed a lack of variety in his game. (I think Ebersohn is a better thinking than he is).

    He’s still just 18/19 and definitely has the potential to grow into a very good flyhalf. At most he is a player one should keep an eye on, but to date he has not done enough IMO to get all the attention he has.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.07.12 10:53:26 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I know why you’re annoyed, but we should keep an open mind here. I for one would have had him in the Sprinbok team above Morne any day (just because of his potential and youth). But a few others deserves to be recognised before he does. Lambie is still the brilliant player he was 2 years ago and is yet to get a decent shot.

    And Jantjies IMO should also still be above him in Sprinbok selection. He’s just as accurate kicker and has played an important part in his provincial team for 2 years (in the process winning the CC). Just like Lambie he can also cover 15.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.07.12 10:58:14 by Letgo Reply
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  • Also, Morne Steyn should be a lesson to everyone, a good kicker can always have a bad game, even a few bad games, a good player will always be a good player.

    First select the player then the kicker. We have enough kicking options in the Bok team. Ruan/Frans…then the flyhalf.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.07.12 11:00:43 by Letgo Reply
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  • Talk about being hyped up. :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.07.12 11:02:31 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : To be still at number 6 on the S15 point scorers list (including semis) when you last played against the Highlanders shows some serious talent. However I reckon still very raw – and needs more time to mature.

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.07.12 11:15:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Another Sadie in the making…. :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.07.12 11:15:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • I see the Sharks play WP in Cape Town next saturday. I suppose they’ll have to send the Craven week team down for that game.

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.07.12 11:26:53 by Stu Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    You will eat your words :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.07.12 13:35:31 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 9) : On that evidence alone – Serious talent for kicking goals… Nothing else.

    We have or had that in morne, I don’t care for it.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.07.12 14:52:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • Got to agree with Rob on Goosen. Lets wait till next year and see how he progresses. Its a big step up in the second year and guys get found out quickly. IMHO there is only one candidate for no 10 and that’s Pat. I think coaches are smuggling with his talent by moving him all over the show……………….it’s because he’s so good. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.07.12 14:55:41 by Bayshark Reply

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  • Pat Lambie is the closest thing in the world we have to Dan Carter…he is a all-round big occasion flyhalf…Goosen, Grant, Jantjies and especially Pollard can’t at this moment be in the same class as Lambie…I don’t see what we are wondering about…Lambie should not play Fullback, and should be considered at 12 this weekend…he is our best prospect to date with the closest consideration being Goosen…and will some one please start talking about Anton Bressler and Pieter Stef du Toit….those boys are really Good…can’t see Jandre (moun gat Kruger) ever playing a bok game again…We had Bekker, Etsebeth, Du Toit and Bressler…all superb line out options and klip hard ball carriers…just another Ninja Bomb…we should look at getting Tim Swiel…now that we count hang on to the Kriels…looks like Goosen is not going to make it just like de Kock…

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.07.12 16:43:36 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) : I’ll have them with extra hot sauce, mate, if and when I see it happen :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.07.12 17:29:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :
    Exactly…is he talented? – yes. Has he done anything substantial? – no

    I recall in the semi of Currie Cup last year he nailed a few big kicks but made quite a few in game errors against us. – his first ‘big game’ – Im not saying he wont though…

    In fairness to Morne Steyn, he deserved his bok selection when he broke onto the scene. Dominating the ‘big games’ – S14 finals, etc. BUT…
    If he is selected to start in the 4 Nations it is blatant BIAS. poor form…

    Pienaar and Lambie combo could be something special!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.08.12 10:27:18 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 17) :

    You say Morne is selected for the 4 Nations it is blatant bias… then you mention Pienaar and Lambie = both Sharks players. :roll:

    Pot…kettle…black! :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.08.12 10:40:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :
    Mate put the provincial hat away…they are the best available – you cant refute that. BTW the Sharks scrumhalf is Mcleod and I WOULDNT BRING HIM ANYWHERE NEAR A BOK JERSEY.

    who is better than them right now?? Please share your views…

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.08.12 10:53:54 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Duvenhage and Grant for the Bok 9 and 10! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.08.12 10:59:36 by Ben Reply
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