Mossie’s Lions contract is “not a contract”

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers on 13 Aug 2009 at 09:49
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How’s this for a bizarre turn of events? It turns out that Jaque Fourie doesn’t really have a contract with the Lions after all – or at least, that’s what his lawyer, Frikkie Erasmus, believes.

Now, hold your horses just a second. Isn’t this the same Frikkie Erasmus who just happens to be the Stormers and WP Media Manager? Is he not the same guy who is Rassie Erasmus’s trusted advisor and some may say, chief henchman? Isn’t there something of a conflict of interests here if a player is represented by a lawyer who is so clearly working for “the other side”? The plot thickens again.

That aside, though, Erasmus apparently told Jacques van der Westhuzen of the Star that “”The document the Lions are relying on to keep Jaque on board is not a contract.” This, of course, being in the context of WP seeking a virtually immediate release for Fourie, which would presumably allow him to join up with them straight after the Tri-Nations. It would appear that the “world’s best number 13” has made up his mind about where his immediate future lies, anyway.

There is a wider implication here, though. How much of a mess must the Lions’ back office be if they can’t even manage to tie their top players into binding contracts? Could this be the secret behind the rumoured Sharks signings of Louis Ludick and Gerhard Mostert, which we are still hoping to confirm with the Union? There is increasing speculation in the media about Willem Alberts as well and although he is apparently contracted to stay with the Lions until the end of next year, if all the Lions’ contracts are as poor as the one Fourie holds, perhaps the big number 8 might also be moving to Durban sometime soon.

Nothing but pure speculation on my part, of course.


  • Well who are we to complain?

    The Erasmus twins did the same thing when we signed Mujati. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.09 09:54:21 by wpw Reply
  • 😯 Something weird’s going on. ❓

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.09 09:56:04 by McLovin Reply

  • As I was saying on an earlier now non-existent thread πŸ˜‰ , Fourie’s wife has also confirmed that she is looking forward to the move to CT.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.08.09 09:58:53 by McLovin Reply

  • Soon the Erasmi will take over the world. 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.08.09 10:00:03 by McLovin Reply

  • Nefarious dealings indeed. While beneficial to the Hoops – one can’t help but feel for the Lions….aside form Jake – everyone else seems to leave. 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.08.09 10:00:06 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : Done deal then – the woman really decide.

    @McLovin (Comment 4) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.08.09 10:02:01 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : u know her?

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.08.09 10:03:09 by willa Reply

  • The Lions can consider themselves Frikkie’d.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.08.09 10:04:22 by McLovin Reply

  • @willa (Comment 7) : Don’t know her from a bar of soap. πŸ™‚ I read somewhere she mentioned it in an interview on tv.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.08.09 10:06:52 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : just thought if u know her i want to hear the rest of the juicy details πŸ˜† πŸ˜† ,

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.08.09 10:09:09 by willa Reply

  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 6) : She has yet to sort out his hair. Looks like his going for something inbetween the mullet and the bowl cut.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.08.09 10:14:46 by McLovin Reply

  • @willa (Comment 10) :

    You men really do like a good “skinnering:, ne?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.08.09 10:19:38 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 12) : Bows to the master πŸ˜†

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.08.09 10:21:13 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Not a wonder Fourie was growing his hair, he was just preparing for his move.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.08.09 10:22:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : Not really concerned as long as he delivers he can dress like a clown with a mohawk mullet

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.08.09 10:22:33 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 12) : oh and i do have so much to “skinner” about, he he,

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.08.09 10:22:42 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 10) : No juicy details unfortunately. He does seem to be a bit of a romantic.

    β€œI knew after two months she was the one,” Jaque revealed.

    They became engaged at the Kloofzicht lodge and are thinking of tying the knot there too. β€œJaque had strewn rose petals on the bed and in the middle was the ring,” says Kelly Rae, an estate agent and part-time model.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.08.09 10:23:33 by McLovin Reply

  • Obviously those quotes are a bit out of date as they are now married. πŸ™„

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.08.09 10:24:47 by McLovin Reply

  • Struggling to find any pics of this part-time model on the google.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.08.09 10:26:03 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : not the mossie i know

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.08.09 10:26:25 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 16) :

    Gooi!! πŸ˜† Unless its about me, of course!! 😯 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.08.09 10:29:49 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : Mclovin, you’ve been watching ‘Pasella’ haven’t you? 😳

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.08.09 10:35:18 by CapeShark Reply
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  • this mossie dude comes across as a bit windgat to me. But i’ve never met the man, just basing my assertion on comments attributed to him & his demeanor during games & tv interviews…

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.08.09 10:35:26 by quota Reply

  • Why would any talented player want to move to Western Province…..just away to sink your career at the moment….

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.08.09 10:41:10 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 21) : ha ha ha, shame no,keeping it for insurance though ,he he

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.08.09 10:41:35 by willa Reply

  • @quota (Comment 23) : Surely you mean the one comment he made…?

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.08.09 10:42:17 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 24) : It’s the mountain bro, it just pulls you in…

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.08.09 10:43:16 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 22) : Been an age since I’ve seen an episode of Pasella. πŸ™‚

    Is that the one with Coenie whats-his-face?

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.08.09 10:45:00 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : As far as i can tell it’s the Afrikaans equivalent of Top Billing except all the ‘celebrities’ are rugby players. Go figure.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.08.09 10:47:18 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 27) : Yeah – living there myself – but surely playing decent rugby is still better…..

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.08.09 10:47:34 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    Thats “kwela”…

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.08.09 10:50:47 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • What going on with the Lions? 😯

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.08.09 10:51:19 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • @Just a Fan (Comment 30) : The main problem with WP rugby (and I’ve said this time and time again) is that they don’t feed the unbelievable schools and varsity talent into the system quick enough, Rassie puts all his faith in these ‘windgat’ established players, instead they should be feeling the pressure from the up and coming youth. A mate of mine was at the Bellville gym and saw a couple of Stormers players hanging around the weight machines chatting on their cellphones, not even attempting any reps. That’s a bit too confident if you ask me…

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.08.09 10:53:14 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Shocking, really. 😯

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.08.09 10:53:17 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 31) : That’s it. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.08.09 10:55:09 by McLovin Reply

  • Are they even a professional rugby union?

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.08.09 10:56:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • Well here is the Sharks team for Saturday, afterall this IS a SHarks site I thought πŸ˜‰

    15. Stefan Terblanche (Captain)
    14. Odwa Ndungane
    13. Andries Strauss
    12. Riaan Swanepoel
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    10. Monty Dumond
    9. Charl McLeod
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    7. Jean Deysel
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Albert van den Berg
    4. Steven Sykes
    3. Patric Cilliers
    2. Craig Burden
    1. Deon Carstens

    16. Skipper Badenhorst
    17. Jannie du Plessis
    18. Michael Rhodes
    19. Keegan Daniel
    20. Ross Cronje
    21. Guy Cronje
    22. Waylon Murray

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.08.09 10:59:05 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 36) : the answer to that is a resounding “no”, then tempered with the rebuttal, “are any of the others?”

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.08.09 11:00:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good team. Let’s hope Waylon isn’t going to stay a bench option forever – ala Brent Russell.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.08.09 11:02:42 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Sheeesh bunch of WP Bashers…..isn’t this the team you lost to at the begining of the CC 😈

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.08.09 11:06:01 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 40) : That was pure flueke πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.08.09 11:12:45 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 41) : Of course it was πŸ˜†

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.08.09 11:13:45 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 26) : nope! Did you see his “i want my bok jersey back” cover in sarugby mag?…

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.08.09 11:18:31 by quota Reply

  • @quota (Comment 43) : i know who took alot of them while he was on tour, and its not adi πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.08.09 11:23:52 by willa Reply

  • Fourie’s contract isn’t a contract it’s a piece of paper

    Fourie’s Lawyer isn’t a lawyer it’s a piece of skin masquerading as a human being.

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.08.09 13:49:41 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 45) : and we didn’t just get sued… oh wait, we did! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.08.09 14:17:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Man this is painful ..death of a once good Province.

    Like a slow bus crash been seeing this coming for a couple of years now , right ..

    Robd is there any official application protocol to become a Shark supporter ? 😎

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.08.09 15:51:21 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 47) : We welcome all new supporters……but thread carefully for the 1st couple of months….anything you say can and will be held against you.. 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.08.09 15:59:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 47) : Aw c’mon guy, dont go that route.

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.08.09 15:59:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 47) : I’m in two minds about answering that one! I agree with Claytie… you gotta keep the faith, even in the dark times.

    You still in eyerack, BTW?

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.08.09 16:17:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Juan de Jong in todays Burger
    β€œEk het gehoor Jaque Fourie kom, maar dis nie vir my ’n terugslag nie. Ek is nog net 20 en het baie om te leer. Ek sal my beste gee om die nr.13-trui te vat en hy (Fourie) kan dalk selfs vleuel speel,” sΓͺ De Jongh.

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.08.09 16:42:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : Done deal then. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.08.09 16:55:24 by klempie Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 29) : πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.08.09 16:58:36 by klempie Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 51) : give it to the kid… he’s got balls!

    Would love to see him tackling the big Maori centres and loosies in the Super 14 πŸ™‚

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.08.09 16:59:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 47) : You support a coastal province so you are halfway there. Now you just have to lose the 7mm wetsuit and you’re in. 😎

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.08.09 17:01:11 by klempie Reply

  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 49) : It’s inevitable boetie. As inevitable as me running a sub 14 minuter tomorrow evening. 😎

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.08.09 17:02:12 by klempie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : Rob, we have had this discussion before. SImply spelling it differently does not mean it will be taken offensively by certain people…

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.08.09 17:03:29 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 57) : not be taken 😳

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.08.09 17:03:46 by klempie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : did u get my LMS mail?’

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.08.09 17:14:43 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 51) :
    Big balls, cool telling the self proclaimed to go play wing.

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.08.09 17:18:56 by Salmonoid Reply
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