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Bath sign WP's Nick Koster

2012-10-24 18:19

Cape Town - English club Bath confirmed on Wendesday that they have signed Western Province and Stormers loose forward Nick Koster.

The 23-year-old - who represented South Africa at all age levels and was also selected for the Barbarians in 2008 - has played Super Rugby for the Stormers since 2009.

"Nick is a very exciting young player and we are delighted that he has agreed to move to Bath," Bath coach Gary Gold said.

"He is a hard-working, incredibly motivated guy, and we are sure he will fit in with the club ethos we are developing.

"We have a very talented and competitive back row at present, and Nick knows he will have to fight for his place, but he is up for the challenge and we can't wait to see the results."

Gold, whose side are seventh in the table after six games, said he hoped that Koster's signing would be the start of a series of exchanges between Bath and Western Province.

"We'd like to thank Western Province for their co-operation in allowing Nick to join us, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them," he said.

"Hopefully it will allow players to potentially spend time with the other club as and when the opportunity should arise."

AFP

Comments
  • Priesterb - 2012-10-24 18:44

    O Gonnas! An excellent player with loads of potential….. What is province thinking? Nick we wish you all the luck and success in the future!

      andrew.gordon.505523 - 2012-10-25 10:44

      @visser. You forgot Elstadt and De Allende

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-24 18:53

    Moeg om beker-loos te wees...Goeie besluit Nick

  • thomas.cannon.712 - 2012-10-24 19:32

    Loads of potential but never on the field, always injured!! Good luck at Bath!!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-10-24 19:41

    Gee whiz and they(Bath) didnt make Spies an offer! after all Gold worked with Spies as Springbok forwards coach. Sure Nick is talented but he hasnt quite lived up to his schoolboy promise.. and has been quite injury prone.

  • fef.gericke - 2012-10-24 19:50

    too much like Joe van Niekerk and Spies.Great when play is loose,disappears when the game gets tight.Like so many modern no8's he was trying to emulate Skinstadt.What they dont realise is that Bobby did the hard graft as well as being flashy.Bob could change his game to suit the conditions...he could play the grinding hardworking traditional eightman role...until the game got loose...then he would devastate any team with his attacking prowess.Unfortunately most modern SA no8's is one dimensional

      mark.knight.14418 - 2012-10-24 22:50

      fef, dis nou wragtag een van die intelligenter bydraes wat ek op hierdie blog gelees het. Ek kan nie dink dat ek al ooit 'n akkurater opsomming van Skinstad se vermoëns en bydrae gelees het nie. Ek sien uit daarna om nog bydraes van jou te lees.

  • gordon.mazibuko - 2012-10-25 10:04

    As injury prone as he is talented. Waste of money and he has scored a great salary to sit around on crutches and watch rugby.

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