Rose brothers go AWOL

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Lions on 27 Sep 2010 at 13:11
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Errant Springbok Earl Rose can almost certainly kiss goodbye any hopes of a new contract offer from the Lions, after he went AWOL at a Sevens tournament at the weekend.

Golden Lions Rugby Union CEO Manie Reyneke confirmed that he is aware of the incident at the weekend in which the Rose brothers, Earl and Jody, went AWOL midway through the International Sevens tournament in Rustenburg.

The event also featured the Springbok Sevens team in their final preparations ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

“I am waiting for a written report [from Lions coach Jorrie Muller],” Reyneke told rugby365.com on Monday.

“If it is found that they were guilty of any wrongdoing, we will take steps against them,” the GLRU boss added.

He confirmed that the errant Springbok’s contact with the GLRU runs out at the end of next month, but declined to comment when asked if there was an offer on the table.

rugby365.com reported earlier that the two brothers are being offered, by their agent Johan Germishuys, to clubs in Scotland and France.

However, their latest escapades – apart from not endearing them to the Lions officials and fellow players – will do more harm than good to their reputations.

Clubs abroad may be reluctant to take on players who lack discipline and walk out on their teammates.

Reports revealed that the two Rose brothers returned to Johannesburg from Rustenburg midway through the tournament – leaving the Lions squad two players short.

They sent separate text messages to the coach, Muller, in which they indicated that they felt they are “not up to standard” and decided to return home.

They were part of a host of contracted Lions players, many with Super 14 experience – like Robert Kruger, Shandré Frolick and Chris Jonck.

The elder of the two Rose brothers hit the headlines earlier this month, when he declined an offer to play for the Leopards in the Currie Cup – because he thought there might be an offer on the table from the Blue Bulls.

This article was written by Jan de Koning for rugby365.com


  • Why am I not surprised??

    Earl and his boet are behaving like the spoilt brats they are!! 👿

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.10 13:24:04 by wpw Reply
  • Province must be so pleased the Lions took these two off their hands.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.10 13:40:51 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 2) :

    You have no idea bru. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.10 13:44:55 by wpw Reply
  • In the article about them looking overseas their agent said they were marketing the Earl Rose that went on the Bok tour. Bwhahahaha good luck with that.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.10 13:59:39 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : It’s bruette…

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.10 14:21:15 by klempie Reply

  • Straw poll:

    Is Earl Rose the most maligned player in South African rugby?

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.09.10 14:22:31 by klempie Reply

  • Gee on AWOL now thats bad they must force them to play until the days of a contract is over, its bad enough for us to wait for one player with a contract and then they go on AWOL they arn’t werth it to hv on any team at all 😳

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.09.10 14:44:21 by chaz Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 6) : bar none. It’s getting ridiculous. The oke can’t have a shit without the media climbing all over it.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.09.10 14:51:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Compared to Mapoe’s AWOL, this is nothing.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.09.10 15:10:02 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.09.10 15:10:23 by klempie Reply

  • I just extricated myself from a post-lunch slump. 😳

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.09.10 15:11:11 by klempie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : The oke keeps shitting in public though. 🙂

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.09.10 15:30:49 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 9) : Yeah you are 100% correct. As in Rose has “nothing” in his future.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.09.10 15:32:57 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 9) : Shit i forgot about Mapoe

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.09.10 15:34:06 by chaz Reply

  • @KSA Pink Shark © (Comment 12) : Yeh! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.09.10 16:16:12 by klempie Reply

  • Bwahahaha!!!

    Some say Rose has been Awol on defense for years now . . .

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.09.10 17:43:38 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • What are these okes smoking. Now they are just pissing away their futures.

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.09.10 06:39:27 by Jarson Reply
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  • Another major blow to the Lion’s semi-final dreams is that Jaco Taute’s shoulder might keep him out for atleast 3 weeks.

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.09.10 07:12:46 by Jarson Reply
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  • He said that they said that he knew that they knew when they knew that he didnt know what they knew in the first place.

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.09.10 07:58:14 by rugbypedia Reply

  • Rerigwaar, can’t they just go away. 🙄

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.09.10 14:46:01 by McLovin Reply

  • Both should find another career. Useless palookas. Guys like this usually fall right out of society and the next step is crime..

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.09.10 10:32:39 by Predawn Reply

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