Richard Ferguson

Stormers get Jantjies but keep Catrakilis?


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby, WP on 29 Oct 2012 at 08:00
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Confirmation has come through that Elton Jantjies’s move on loan to the Stormers for Super Rugby 2013 has been signed and is certain to happen.

Keo.co.za reports this morning that Western Province Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield has confirmed the deal to them, while Allister Coetzee put the deal beyond doubt on Saturday evening already, at the Currie Cup Final post match press conference.

Even though we reported that Demetri Catrakilis has already signed with the Kings for next season, Coetzee stated that Catrakilis is yet to make up his mind and that he would prefer he stay in the Cape. The Kings are claiming that the flyhalf has already signed with them, but after their transfer news last week was so wrong, we can expect that Coetzee is talking the truth.

With Jantjies sure to be first choice for Super Rugby, and Peter Grant coming back from Japan after the start of the season, Catrakilis might just find himself on the bench for the first few games. Whether he will get more game time in Port Elizabeth is debateable, with Wesley Dunlop and George Whitehead already in line for the jersey.

More on this as Catrakilis’s decision is made public.



6 Comments

  • Stormers should have a very good chance of winning S15 next year. With the infusion of Lions players like Jantjies, Taute and Cilliers and some very good young players coming through. As long as they keep Duvenhage away from the team

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.12 08:42:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I think Katrakilis is better than Dunlop and Whitehead. Sadly though he may yet eventually leave for Europe in frustration from sitting on the sidelines as coaches load their squads in certain crucial areas in anticipation of injuries that may or may not happen.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.10.12 08:58:20 by Caratacus Reply
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  • Catrakilis has signed for the Kings, dont know what Allister is trying to pull

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.10.12 11:50:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 3) :

    I don’t get it either..

    Coetzee said that he is not the player’s agent, but that the decision was made to only make a call after the Currie Cup?!

    Now the Kings have come out to say that the player has already signed and will be at training during November…

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.10.12 11:59:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 3) :

    Still babalas?? :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.10.12 12:00:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 1) : and Schreuder – Groom is a scrumie with lots of potential, much like Reinach

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.10.12 12:24:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

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