Overseas SA players back in the fold?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Stormer, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Stormer

    Stormer Guest

    I read a few days ago at keo that Jake White has offered Andre Snyman (currenty playing for Leeds Tykes in England) a bok contract and all but assured him a place in the next World Cup squad if he accepts it, he also goes on to say he is watching Shaun Sowerby of Stade Francais very closely and if he keeps up his current form will probably get a call up too.

    Is this the right way to go? when Jake White first became national coach, he brought back Jaco and Monty and they worked alright but are these 2 really worth it?

    Snyman was the best centre in SA a while ago but since he broke his ankle he just wasn't the same not to mention he is 32!! And Sowerby seems to be playing ok for Stade Francais since the frogs coach asked if he could play for France, but we got a sh*tload of good loosies in SA so do we really need another who is playing all the way in France?
     
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  3. Bull

    Bull Guest

    No we don't need them, there are better players in SA that deserve to be given a chance.
     
  4. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    I don`t trust NH rugby, i really don`t know what`s playing there in terms of rugby competition.
     
  5. QKXV

    QKXV Guest

    yes I agree, in NH you might appear to have a fantastic form and everything's going great but then when you get back to SH rugby you look like a schoolboy among the real pro's. Considering the quality of rugby being showcased through the 6 Nations I wouldn't take a player's NH form as a sure indicator. Bull is spot on too, we have better players in SA that deserves the chance, Snyman is over the Springbok hill.
     
  6. Stormer

    Stormer Guest

    Well the Sharks want him, looks like he is def on his way back!
     
  7. Bull

    Bull Guest

    I see Jaco vd Westhuyzen is going to the Stormers!
     
  8. Stormer

    Stormer Guest

    Well he didn't have much of a choice... either us or the Cats! :D
     
  9. :lol: No brainer that choice!!
     
  10. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Sowerby is not a centre as far as I know, he's in the back row. I don't know where you got the information that Laporte has asked wether Sowerby could play for France. He doesn't qualify and as far as I can see it's not in the back row that France would need fresh bllod but rather on the front row where Pieter de Villiers is not performing that well. I guess Laporte will try new props during the summer tour and you should see that in SA.
     
  11. Stormer

    Stormer Guest

    Read my post more carefully of course I know Sowerby is a backrower (or loosie). And I read about Laporte's interest in him a while back, do a search and type in Shaun Sowerby/Bernard Laporte something should come up.
     
  12. DNAPlay

    DNAPlay Guest

    Bring back Snyman - he was brilliant in his day, and what does it matter whether he's playing well against crappy opposition? If that's the only reason he's scoring tries, he'll soon be found out, and dropped - but give the bloke a chance.

    I don't know if you kids have been watching, but our "quality" backs aren't exactly falling off trees. Marius Joubert is balding and pregnant, De Wet still aspires to be in the WWE, and the Bulls Brothers at centre still need to introduce themselves to Messers Habana and Ndungane as I don't think they're aware of their existance...
     
  13. Corbin

    Corbin Guest

    Can someone tell me where the heck Jaco is now?!
     
  14. Bull

    Bull Guest

    He is back at the Blue Bulls playing Vodacom Cup, as is Frikkie Welsh!
     
  15. Corbin

    Corbin Guest

    So his not even playing S14?!
     
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