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monkeypigeon
24-07-09, 06:14 PM
http://sport.aol.co.uk/rugby/fourie-set-fo...064543604400222 (http://sport.aol.co.uk/rugby/fourie-set-for-clermont-switch/article/20090716064543604400222)

Haven't seen it from many sources but if AOL says it....then surely it's true?

Guess he couldn't bere being too far away from Jean :(

Sir Speedy
24-07-09, 06:17 PM
Yeah, Central France is only a drive away from Thomond Park, right?

On a bitter note: WHY CAN'T LLANELLI MAKE ENORMOUS SIGNINGS? CRY.

monkeypigeon
24-07-09, 06:20 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jul 24 2009, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=406298')</div>
Yeah, Central France is only a drive away from Thomond Park, right?

On a bitter note: WHY CAN&#39;T LLANELLI MAKE ENORMOUS SIGNINGS? CRY.[/b]

Oi, you know the gravitational force of rugby pushes Munster towards Clermont every year! And they shall have a beautiful passionate reunion.

But perhaps you should right a letter to Jaque explaining that the Scarletts will definitely play Munster twice a year and potentially 6 times a year if they&#39;re lucky.

Sir Speedy
24-07-09, 06:25 PM
Ooo, I like it!

*begins writing ANGRY letter*

monkeypigeon
24-07-09, 06:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jul 24 2009, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=406300')</div>
Ooo, I like it!

*begins writing ANGRY letter*[/b]

NO. He&#39;ll figure out that all welsh people are angry. Send pictures of some of the sexy Welsh ladies like catherine Zita Jones and Anne Robinson *cough* and be really nice.

Sir Speedy
24-07-09, 06:35 PM
Eh, I think a picture of Gavin Henson will be enough.

bristol-iain
24-07-09, 07:27 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Jul 24 2009, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=406302')</div>
Eh, I think a picture of Gavin Henson will be enough.[/b]

To put them off signing any welsh players. ever

munross
24-07-09, 08:10 PM
Jaque Fourie might stay in SA and play for WP/Stormers

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Bloemfontein – Jaque Fourie and Wynand Olivier could possibly be the Stormers&#39; centre combination in next year&#39;s Super14 series.

Sport24 learned reliably on Thursday that Fourie will turn his back on the Lions and the French club Clermont&#39;s millions and rather join Western Province.

Although Fourie has a contract with the Lions until the end of next year, everything is pointing to it not being enforceable, which would make the move to Cape Town possible.

It could lead to a dispute, but WP did win a previous and similar run-in with the Lions over the services of Springbok prop Brian Mujati.

There has been talk that Olivier might move to the Northern Hemisphere. Jean de Villiers&#39;s decision to further his career at the Irish team Munster will however give Olivier the opportunity to establish himself in 2010 as South Africa’s top inside centre.

For Olivier it would be ideal to be combined with Fourie. Fourie established himself as South Africa’s top outside centre this year and said in Bloemfontein on Thursday that he regarded himself as the best No 13 in the world.

Munster have confirmed Sport24’s reports regarding De Villiers moving to the club.

Although losing De Villiers is a huge blow, the chances appear good that WP will replace him with the two Springbok centres.

The Blue Bulls and the Sharks are apparently also interested in Fourie, but by all accounts WP have won the race.

Fourie&#39;s agent, Peet van Zyl, confirmed on Thursday that there was a strong possibility Fourie would seek his fortune somewhere in South Africa other than with the Lions.

"There has been talk about a move to WP," Van Zyl confirmed.

It has been learnt that the turbulent times recently experienced at the Lions had played a role in Fourie&#39;s decision. He was close to axed Super 14 coach, Eugene Eloff.

"It is perhaps a case of it being time for a change to give his career new momentum," said a source close to Fourie.

Fourie said on Thursday that he would prefer to stay in South Africa rather than continuing his career in France.

SA Rugby have already offered him a contract until after the World Cup in 2011. It, along with his provincial contract, will make it worthwhile for him to stay in SA.

Meanwhile, WP and Munster still have to agree on a transfer cost for De Villiers.

The Bok centre’s contract only expires on October 31 and Munster would like his services as early as September after the Tri-Nations.

Muster will have to pay somewhere around R1.1 million but the amount is unlikely to represent a problem for the Irish club.[/b]www.sport24.co.za (http://www.sport24.co.za/Content/Rugby/CurrieCup/353/8f6455d0a4c746a2b5056880ba04ea15//Fourie,_Olivier_to_join_WP)

Would be great if Fourie joins WP :cheers:

alexrugby
24-07-09, 10:07 PM
Well French rugby clubs prove themselves as being one of the "smartly contracting ones" :lol: :lol:

elgringoborracho
24-07-09, 10:52 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Jul 24 2009, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=406331')</div>
Well French rugby clubs prove themselves as being one of the "smartly contracting ones" :lol: :lol:[/b]

Don&#39;t uderstand what you mean :mellow:
It sucks for Clermont, but they still have a huge team. Hope they beat Munster this year!

feicarsinn
24-07-09, 11:01 PM
Well there is a chance they wont run into eachother this year and they have actually beaten them twice over the last 2 years no?

monkeypigeon
24-07-09, 11:33 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Jul 24 2009, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=406346')</div>
Well there is a chance they wont run into eachother this year and they have actually beaten them twice over the last 2 years no?[/b]

Yup, and then the table looks like

1. Munster
2. Clermont :(