Currie Cup

Sharks 'beware' of Goosen

2011-10-19 07:31
Johan Goosen (File)
Cape Town - Former Bok pivot, Louis Koen, has warned the Sharks that Free State's new flyhalf sensation, Johan Goosen, could pose a serious threat in their Currie Cup semi-final clash in Durban this weekend.

The 19-year old has cemented himself as the No 1 pivot in the Free State this season and despite being injured for the last two weeks, should be ready for action in the Shark Tank on Saturday.

Apart from having a deadly kicking-boot, Goosen also boasts a dangerous side-step, is solid on defence and spreads the ball well - all aspects which Koen believes makes him almost the complete flyhalf.

Goosen is expected to come up against Sharks flyhalf, Frederic Michalak, and Koen feels Goosen brings a lot more to the table than the Frenchman.

"Johan Goosen is a much more complete player than Frederic Michalak. He (Goosen) has all the weapons a flyhalf needs in his armoury. He is an upcoming rugby star who will make big strides in South African rugby," Koen told the Volksblad newspaper.

Koen believes Goosen's ability to slot long-range goals could damage the Sharks.

"The Sharks will need to be aware of Goosen's kicking boot and not concede penalties in their own territory. They'll need to pin Free State down in its own half and even be aware (of conceding penalties) there as well. If they underestimate his kicking boot, he will punish them badly," said Koen.

Koen does, however, believe Michalak's experience might enable him to get one over the youngster.

"I think Michalak might be a little bit less nervous than Goosen."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding

Learn some great skills that will help your riding on the road and on the track.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips on how to set your fitness goals
This all-terrain vehicle is badass!
The TRUTH about painkillers and exercise
WIN! Where were you when you last felt alive?
Fixtures
25 October 2014
Western Province v Golden Lions, Cape Town 17:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Western Province and the Golden Lions will do battle at Newlands on Saturday, October 25 for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who will lift the trophy after 80 minutes?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.