Province confident of Fourie extension

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, WP on 20 Oct 2011 at 09:22
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Western Province MD Rob Wagner has revealed that the union is in the final stages of agreeing a contract extension with Bok centre Jaque Fourie.

It was reported earlier that the powerful number 13 – considered by many the best in the world in that position – might turn down another stint with the Stormers and WP, opting rather to take up a lucrative Japanese offer. Wagner has now poured cold water on those rumours and insisted that, while the details and length of stay are still up for discussion, Fourie will definitely be playing for the Stormers next year.

Wagner and co would come under intense scrutiny should either of their marquee centres, Fourie or Jean de Villiers, opt to leave, given that a number of promising players have been allowed to leave in order to keep their big names. The biggest loss to date has been the defection of the phenomenal young Johann Sadie, who will turn out for the Bulls next year. Tim Whitehead is another young centre who appears to have given up on the Cape Town dream, opting rather to join up with the Sharks.


  • Good news for Wp

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.10.11 09:30:56 by Muzi Reply
  • Good news for both WP and the Bokke! Congrats guys.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.10.11 09:31:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Very good news!

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.10.11 09:31:07 by hendrikp Reply

  • I see Rob wagner tried to bolster the stormers squad with some new players but he was told they were all contracted and unavailable.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.10.11 09:36:36 by Muzi Reply

  • Not so good for Juan De Jongh

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.10.11 09:42:43 by Letgo Reply
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  • letgo thats why sadie left.Wp can afford to lose whitehead and de jong because i believe Jp Du Plessis will rattle a few feathers next year the kid can jol.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.10.11 09:45:38 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 6) : Really hope JP lives up to expectations!

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.10.11 09:50:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • A great backline, on paper, but one that was outscored by the Sharks this last Super 15, :shock:, maybe Whitehead felt it was time to join a team whose backline plays on the field and not on paper. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.10.11 09:57:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Well done Province. Happy that Jaque is staying in SA!

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.10.11 10:02:26 by Ben Reply
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  • amount of money he gets รท games he’s fit to start = best paid player in S/hemisph.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.10.11 10:08:58 by beet Reply
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  • Vanmartin same here boet funny enough i played against jp in 2008 in a sevens tournament he has a sick step hehe.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.10.11 10:44:39 by Muzi Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 8) :

    Yet they beat the Sharks twice!?

    It’s also the best defensive unit in Super rugby history. They’ve conceded around a try per game the last 2 years, which is way better then any other side can manage.

    End of the day I could care less about tries scored, as long as you concede less then you score.

    It’s a shame that Juan de Jongh hasn’t moved on, but you can’t argue with the logic in retaining Jaque Fourie. You don’t tell the best centre in South Africa to take a hike.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.10.11 11:02:18 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) :

    Unless we beat the Sharks (twice) with our forwards ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.10.11 11:03:28 by hendrikp Reply

  • This is the point in the week and day, where I start to get frustrated, because the team has not been released yet, knowing all to well, it will only be realeased by late afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.10.11 11:07:03 by Letgo Reply
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  • I go to the Sharks website every, about 15min and click refresh. Just to be sure.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.10.11 11:11:03 by Letgo Reply
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  • The u/21’s has been announced. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.10.11 11:11:25 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 14) :

    You should be able to guess it.

    Not like he’s going to do a Muir and bring in an Islander to start on the blindside come the semi-finals.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.10.11 11:12:45 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 17) : Keegan to make his debut at lock this weekend ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.10.11 11:47:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 17) : @vanmartin (Comment 18) : ๐Ÿ˜† , yes I know, but i like to have it confirmed. For some reason it calms my nerves a little.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.10.11 11:49:37 by Letgo Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 18) :

    The Beast has been named on the wing and loosehead. After each scrum, he will sprint to the sideline and wait for the ball.

    That’s a Dick Muir move! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.10.11 11:49:42 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 19) :

    It’s only a Sharks game! :mrgreen:

    I tend to keep those nerves stashed away until the Springboks play the AB’s.

    How old are you? That’s sort of besides the point I guess. Shouldn’t you be getting lunch ready? ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.10.11 11:51:42 by hendrikp Reply

  • 15. Stefan
    14. Odwa
    13. JPP
    12. Keegan
    11. Mvovo
    10. Lambie
    9. Fred
    8. Kanko
    7. Marcell
    6. Botes
    5. Alberts
    4. Deysel
    3. Jannie
    2. Bissie
    1. Beast.

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.10.11 11:53:05 by Letgo Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 20) : Muir is to blame for the dip in Kanko’s form; Dick told him to play what he sees in front of him, and after running laterally, Kanko would look up, see a flasher girl in front of him, stop immediately and pull out the old “hey, howya doin’?” play. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.10.11 11:53:46 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) : No doubt the Stormers were good and specifically defensively however one then does also wonder if this backline of game breakers is worth all the money if their primary focus is going to be a defensive one, ie is it really necessary pay top dollar for such a talented backline when its quiete possible that lesser talented attacking players could be as effective defensively.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.10.11 11:56:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) :

    End of the day they put wins on the board. If lesser players were capable, then why aren’t other sides as effective defensively?

    Our attack wasn’t perfect, but I’d put a lot of it down to not being put on the right parts of the field.

    For me, move on from Peter Grant and we could definitely be in with a shot!

    Let’s not forget the Stormers topped the SA conference, won 3 from 4 overseas & only lost to the Reds and Crusaders (the finalists) at home.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.10.11 11:59:39 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 22) :

    Damn. That would make even De Kock Steenkamp look good.

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.10.11 12:00:29 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 22) : The Sharks centre selections must have reached the lowest of lows because I wouldn’t mind that midfield combination at all! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.10.11 12:14:21 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 27) : ๐Ÿ˜† You can put a couple of crazy ideas like that together that would seem just crazy enough after the midfield parings we’ve had for the past while now.

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.10.11 14:15:23 by Letgo Reply
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