Young lock linked with Leinster switch

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, WP on 27 Jun 2012 at 09:00
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Hot on the heels of the news that Bulls flank CJ Stander is off to join Munster, another promising young South African forward has been linked with a similar move.

According to “reliable information”, Stephen Nell of Beeld reports that former Affies lock Quinn Roux – currently playing for Western Province – will leave these shores to join up with Irish province Leinster at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

Currently 21, Roux moved to the Cape after matriculating in Pretoria and has risen quickly through the ranks, making his Currie Cup debut in 2011 and earning a maiden Super Rugby cap against the Bulls at Loftus a month ago. Reading between the lines, if the story is indeed true, it’s likely that Roux sees his path to a regular first-team spot blocked by the likes of Eben Etzebeth and Rynhardt Elstadt.

Roux, strangely enough, seemed to be ahead of Etzebeth in the second-row pecking order at the start of the season, but it’s probably fair to say that Etzebeth has double-leapfrogged him now, by establishing himself in not only the Stormers, but also the Springbok, starting team.

More on this one as we get it, as always.


  • I guess the reality is that a player would rather go play overseas for decent money than play 2nd fiddle to a Springbok with little chance of promotion.

    I would do the same if in that position. Just look a Juandre Kruger coming back and becoming a Bok.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.06.12 09:13:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • come to the Kings Quinn 😛

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.06.12 09:42:10 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 2) :

    Can they afford him?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.06.12 09:52:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : it’s quinn roux chap, not eben etzebeth

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.06.12 10:01:40 by Megatron Reply

  • This is a huge loss imho.

    The fact that he is behind De Kock Steenkamp in the pecking order is a disgrace.

    Whitehead, Sadie, JJ, Jaque Fourie and now Quinn Roux.

    WP sure as hell know how to retain their top players! NOT! 🙄

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.06.12 10:06:42 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : On the positive side, at least you retain the cream of your schoolboy rugby players, and only send those surplus to requirements to other provinces… 😈

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.06.12 10:39:34 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) :


    Jou blerrie fool!! 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.06.12 10:45:34 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Ja, can’t see how we couldn’t rotate the 3 of them, they can all play the 4/5 role nicely 🙁

    He looked like a great prospect, can’t believe we couldn’t at the very least keep him in SA.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.06.12 10:53:40 by molly Reply
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