Jacobs snubs Stormers
Cape Town - Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs
looks unlikely to play for the Stormers in next year's Super Rugby tournament.
Jacobs earlier expressed an interest to join the Cape side after his contract at the Sharks was not renewed. The Stormers coach then invited Jacobs to train with the Cape franchise to try and convince them to give him a contract.
The Stormers on Thursday named a 53-man pre-season training squad
for the Super Rugby season and it came as a bit of a surprise that Jacobs's name was not on that list, especially after they controversially dispensed with the services of Jaque Fourie
, Johann Sadie and Tim Whitehead. Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh remain the only big name centres in the squad and Jacobs could be a worthy replacement if either of them get injured.
However, Coetzee told Die Burger
newspaper that Jacobs did not react to his invitation to train with them, which is the reason for his omission.
The squad will be reduced by between 10 and 15 players in January before they embark on a training camp to Hermanus.Stormers squad:
Rohan KitshoffAndries Bekker
Steven KitshoffWicus Blaauw
Nick KosterSchalk Burger
Nizaam CarrDeon Carstens
Demetri CatrakilisTiaan Liebenberg
Hilton LobbertsBolla Conradie
Juan de Jongh
Jean de VilliersJoe Pietersen
JP du Plessis
Danie PoolmanDewaldt Duvenage
De Kock Steenkamp
Gary van Aswegen
Gerhard van den HeeverPeter Grant
Hein van der Merwe
Michael van der SpuyBryan Habana
Willem van WykBrok Harris
Yaya HartzenbergDuane Vermeulen
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