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Spies extends Bulls stay

2012-10-23 16:29

Cape Town - Springbok and Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies has extended his stay at the Pretoria-based union for three more seasons.

The Blue Bulls Company on Tuesday confirmed on their website that the 27-year-old has signed a new contract until November 2015.

This comes after speculation surfaced last week that the burly loose forward could leave the Bulls for more lucrative deals in France. French Top 14 club Bayonne was apparently interested in his services, with the club reportedly offering close to R15m over three years and a salary of €40 000 (R453 600) per month.

However, Spies said staying in Pretoria was an "easy decision" to make.

Bulls CEO, Barend van Graan, also welcomed the news.

“Pierre is a second generation Bulls player and has already left a legacy with us. To have Pierre around for the next three years, a period in which we aim to re-enforce ourselves as a team of excellence, is wonderful news and I am pretty sure our supporters will be very happy about this," said Van Graan.

Spies, the current Bulls skipper, is sidelined for the rest of the year after undergoing hand surgery.

Sport24

Comments
  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 16:32

    SPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 16:52

      I do not for one moment believe the stories that Spies had offers from outside Pretoria. He was OK before 2007, but has done very little since then and must be the softest no8 in world rugby.

      Priesterb - 2012-10-23 16:57

      Mmmm joneethling and exactly WHAT did you achieve to give you the right to judge him?

      nadine.devilliers - 2012-10-23 17:02

      he achieved more than you priesterb...

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:09

      Priesterb, I commented on the absence of his game since 2007. How is that judging him?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-23 17:12

      Since 2007 he hasn't had the Lance Armstrong Effect if you recall.

      john.maree.90 - 2012-10-23 17:13

      Wens die vroue wil net in die kombuis bly en die manne goed uitlos!

      Priesterb - 2012-10-23 17:15

      Well now Nadine, thanks for the update. Kom nou koekie moenie simpel wees nie, jy ken my nie eens nie.

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:31

      PriesterB nadine is judging you because you have a childish fake facebook profile.

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:48

      Because it mistakenly said that Spies got some dirt on his jersey.

  • ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-23 16:40

    Never doubted his loyalty for 1 minute. Make your decision count Pierre - we want the old Pierre back! In other news: Morne Steyn cited for 1 week and Morne Mellet exonerated!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 16:52

      In other news: Morne Steyn cited for 1 week and Morne Mellet exonerated! Regtig Rene??

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-23 17:02

      Yip, maar ek hoop hy bly tuis vir die November toer! Hy moet vakansie gaan hou en reg wees vir die Bulle in 2013!!

      john.maree.90 - 2012-10-23 17:08

      eke sou eintlik gedink het hy het al genoeg gerus by die Bulls... Wanne het hulle Rugby gespeel die jaar, eke moes dit gemis het?

      john.maree.90 - 2012-10-23 17:14

      glo my eke het nie die 3 games gemis waar ons julle gewen het die jaar nie

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-23 17:36

      Raven, ek bedoel Morne moet rus, en ja, Pierre is uit vir die res v.d. jaar! John Maree is bietjie deurmekaar, hy se mos die WP verdien om te wen want hulle speel nou al in hulle 4de finaal - hahahahahahaha (suuuuurrre!!!!) Dis maar moeilik vir party mense om feite in die oog te staar

      john.maree.90 - 2012-10-23 17:53

      Jy moet eerder netbal begin kyk want jy weet nie waarvan jy praat nie. Pierre se tyd is al verby voor Schalk Burger nog begin speel het. Hy sal nie weer goed wees nie en julle Bulls mense weet dit. weet nie hkm gaan jul so aan daaroor nie. Skryf sy naam maar in die history books

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-23 18:03

      @John 1 ding is verseker spiertjies gan in sy lewe nooit vir yster duane lig nie

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-24 06:57

      I don't think exonerated is quite the right word, Rene. He didn't deserve any more punishment, but what he did was lacking any form of sportsmanship at all, and the actions of a cheat. I hope that he can prove in the future that it was just a once off brain explosion, but he was certainly not exonerated!

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-23 16:40

    Sanity prevails

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-23 16:43

      Captain! My Captain!

  • timothy.vanas - 2012-10-23 16:46

    Good that means the Bulls will be weaker in the Super 15.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 17:26

      Agreed!

  • lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 16:55

    For those who have not seen this yet. These numbers make you wonder. Are the Boks as good as we think they are? Sure makes you wonder. Here is more Interesting Stats. Order is Name: Played: Won-Lost-Draw= Win %. Draw does not equal a win, so not calculated in win %. Also Rounded of. This website adds in a bit for Draws as well, not sure what their formula is, But it is the last number at the end if they have draws. Keegan Daniel: 5: 4-0-1= 80% (90). Francois Steyn: 53: 38-14-1 = 72% (73). Bismarck: 46: 33-12-1 = 72% (73). Jaque Fourie: 69: 49-20-0 =71%. Juan Smith: 69: 48-21-0 = 70%. Brussouw: 20: 14-6-0= 70%. Fourie de Preez: 62: 43-18-1 = 69% (70). Jannie: 39: 26-11-2 = 67% (69). Bjorn Basson: 6: 4-2-0= 67%. Beast: 41: 27-12-2 = 66% (68). Schalk Burger: 68: 45-22-1= 66% (67). Pierre Spies: 50: 33-16-1 = 66% (67). Habana: 83: 53-27-3= 64% (66). Ruan Pienaar: 60: 39-19-2= 65% (67). Jean de Villiers: 81: 51-27-3 = 63% (65). Andries Bekker: 29: 18-10-1 = 62% (64). Juan de Jongh: 12: 7-5-0 = 58%. Morne Steyn: 41: 23-16-2 = 56% (59) (40% win rate in Tri or 4 nations just for giggles :) 20played - 8 won). Francois Hougaard: 24: 13-9-2 = 54% (58). Ryan Kankowski: 20: 10-9-1= 50% (53). Flip vd Merwe: 20: 10-8-2 = 50% (55). Elton Jantjies: 2: 1-1-0 = 50% { too little games as well}. Wynand Olivier: 37: 18-18-1= 49% (50). Zane Kirchner: 21: 10-10-1= 48% (50). Strauss: 18:8-8-2 = 44% (50). Juandre Kruger: 5: 2-2-1 = 40% (50) {Not enough games really}.

      john.maree.90 - 2012-10-23 17:02

      we did in 3 articles already

      bagley.sean.1 - 2012-10-23 17:15

      Shame lean.sadie, now you only have to copy and paste it on the Malema article dated Oct 23 then you have it on every single News24 page. Things not going too well in you marriage?

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-23 17:19

      Lean-ing Tower of Pisa

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 17:25

      Keep ignoring the questions Raven. Now I Know you are just a troll too.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 17:32

      A Troll, and can't read. What a good combo. Do us all a favor, diaf. Have a good day.

  • viva.lebok - 2012-10-23 18:16

    cannot wait for Spies to return. All the other No.8s are just wannabee

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-24 03:05

      ....Pierre Spies.. ...worlds best nr 8...!!

  • leonard.w.gray - 2012-10-27 12:49

    I don't think Griffons would take Spies in his current form.

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