Richard Ferguson

Another day, another Kings signing…


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, EP Kings, Original Content, Super Rugby on 13 Sep 2012 at 13:43
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According to the Twitter-world, Cheetahs centre Andries Strauss has singed with the Kings.

Tank Lanning, via his twitter account, wrote: “BREAKING NEWS … Andries Strauss has signed with the Kings … ”

Following this news release, Naka Drotske was quoted as saying: “Andries is signed until end of 2013. The Kings have shown interest, but we have made no decision on him.”

Another Josh Strauss to the Crusaders story in the making? Who knows?!

More on this as we get it.



35 Comments

  • Interesting! I wonder how many other players they will sign. Maybe even Hercu Liebenberg or Craig Burden. They need a proper hooker and both are playing second fiddle at their current teams.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.09.12 14:04:45 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 1) : are you perhaps suggesting that Hercu Liebenberg is a decent enough hooker for the Kings to poach?
    He is a not as good version of his very average brother.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.09.12 14:28:59 by Loosehead Reply
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  • Given the fact the Kings are poaching second choice players from the 5 big unions, Hercu would be an option. What are the other options for them?

    Burden, Cooper (Both Sharks), Maku (Lions), Wepener (Bulls). Not a big pile to choose from.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.09.12 14:33:53 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 1) : Andries Strauss is Adriaan Strauss’ cousin and a centre.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.09.12 14:36:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 2) : Hercu is not even a real professional… just filling in to help out while he keeps the other eye on his business interests.

    Dries Strauss is definitely going.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.09.12 14:42:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 4) : I know, he played for the Sharks before. My mentioning a hooker signing has nothing to do with the Strauss signing. I know the difference between the 2 A’s ;)

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.09.12 14:47:23 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Strange move, he left Durban to move closer to Bloem (where he’s originally from I think) didn’t he? Also seems to be there first choice 12 whenever he’s fit.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.12 14:53:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : The Kings have big money!

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.12 14:54:57 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 6) : Sorry, I just read you comment again and realised my mistake.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.09.12 14:55:02 by Letgo Reply
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  • No worries Letgo. I might be Dutch but I am kind of a perfectionist at things like these. I am usually the one correcting others ;)

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.09.12 15:03:52 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : apart from when they dropped him for 4 weeks for poor discipline?

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.09.12 15:07:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cheetahs are robbing Griquas lately, including poaching Barry Geel, who is playing better than Strauss at Super Rugby level.

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.09.12 15:24:27 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 10) : Dutchman! :mrgreen:

    hey – I can say that without offending someone! :grin: :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.09.12 15:27:16 by Ice Reply
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  • Who else have they signed? To date I know of:
    10 Dimitri Catrikilis
    11 Deon van Rensburg
    12 Andries Strauss
    14 Michael Kilian

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.09.12 15:28:07 by King Shark Reply
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  • Well he was great in the Currie Cup final that we won. Was sad to see him go. And if he is going all the best to him and so much for rugby transformation in the Eastern Cape with all the w***e rugby players being signed.

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.09.12 15:29:00 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @ChrisS (Comment 8) : And i bet a good share of it is going to the Watson purses.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.09.12 15:29:51 by Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Well if he’s carrying a grudge I guess the move makes sense then :?:

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.09.12 15:43:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 13) :

    Nah, I am Dutch or a Dutchman, I am not Dutchmen since that’s plural. :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.09.12 15:48:09 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : Most probably. I’m getting tired of the politics in sport. Wish rugby was all about the rugby and not about who gets a share of the sponsorship.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.09.12 15:57:14 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 18) : Say what? :razz: That is what I said… :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.09.12 16:06:17 by Ice Reply
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  • Ah man, I am starting to lose it. Anyway, we were both right. Lets not fight :( ;)

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.09.12 16:10:25 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 21) : i am not known as a fighter! ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.09.12 16:17:15 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) :
    Evil…

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.09.12 16:18:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 23) : :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.09.12 16:40:49 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) : until marcell coetze doesn’t get his bum kissed in the ratings articles :evil: :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.09.12 16:43:24 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 25) : that’s a valid excuse for a fight! :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.09.12 16:53:57 by Ice Reply
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  • Deon V Rensburg? Why didn’t I know about that one? Are u guys sure about that?

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.09.12 18:48:17 by blesbeer Reply

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  • deon van rensburg? :shock:

    nee fok we don’t want him…he is slower than a donkey!

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.09.12 19:40:53 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 28) : Bwahahahahaha!! That was seriously funny Megsie Clown!

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.09.12 20:50:49 by Ice Reply
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  • Deon could make quite an impact… If he was a prop forward? But seriously, is he really going to the Queens?

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.09.12 21:22:04 by blesbeer Reply

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  • Deon could make quite an impact… If he was a prop forward? But seriously, is he really going to the Queens? I kinda rate the guy… When he has less than 5 meters to the line, of course!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.09.12 21:22:53 by blesbeer Reply

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  • @blesbeer (Comment 31) :

    Rumors rumors …

    Also hear Stormers looking at Rhoads and Cilliers … Apprantly only for Super rugby but who knows …

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.09.12 06:41:12 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Can anyone give us a posting of the Kings current squad and new purchases so we can see how they are shaping up for next year? not to mention they have been taking the CC 1st division by the scruff of the neck, granted not the same quality as CC & S15.

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.09.12 08:38:17 by Dunx Reply

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  • Charl du Plessis – Boland (Prop)
    Thabo Mamojele – Leopards (Flanker)
    Wimpie van der Walt – San Gregorio, Italy (Flanker)
    Scott Mathie – Sale Sharks, England (Scrumhalf)
    Wesley Dunlop – Blue Bulls (Fly-half)
    Michael Killian – Golden Lions (Wing)
    Schalk Ferreira – Western Province* (Prop)
    Samora Fihlani – Border (Lock)
    Steven Sykes – Natal Sharks (Lock)
    Demetri Catrakilis – Western Province (Fly-half)
    Ntabeni Dukisa – Border (Full-back)
    Jongi Nokwe – Free State Cheetahs (Wing)

    * trial

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.09.12 09:22:03 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 34) :

    has beens …

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.09.12 09:41:08 by Zibbie Reply
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