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Spies to stay at Bulls

2012-10-18 19:41

Cape Town - Springbok and Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies is set to stay in Pretoria despite reports indicating he might leave for France.

The supersport.com website on Thursday indicated Spies may leave Pretoria with French Top 14 club Bayonne reportedly making a massive offer for his services over the next three years.

Spies has been negotiating with the Bulls to extend his contract but has been unsuccessful thus far, and with time running out - his contract expires next week - there was some concern that he may be lured by the big offer. He has reportedly been offered close to R15m over three years, with a nett salary of €40 000 per month.

However, according to the Rugby365 website, the report has been described as mere "speculation without any merit".

Spies's agent, Gerrie Swart, told the rugby website that no negotiation has taken place with any other clubs.

"I don't know where the speculation about France comes from," Swart said. "Pierre has certainly not negotiated with any French clubs."

Spies also assured Bulls fans via Twitter that he plans to stay in Pretoria.

"Has someone been negotiating on my behalf? Cause I'm going nowhere..." he tweeted on Thursday.

All indications are that Spies will sign a new contract with the Pretoria-based union by next Friday - likely for three years. The confusion created can be attributed to Springbok contracts also not being finalised for next year.

Spies is currently sidelined for the rest of the year after undergoing hand surgery.

Sport24

Comments
  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-18 19:50

    Go and play in WP/Stormers a retirement village somewhere down south when you going Lybia

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 20:06

      Is jy vertraag dat jy twee keer post???

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:42

      Toulon and Japan is the retirement village of over the hill has-been and never-been Bulls players. When Bulls decide they want to learn something about rugby and move to the Cape, they start to shine.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:33

      blou.bule, nou waarom identifiseer die Bulls so baie jong WP spelers om te koop?

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:47

      ...just like pensioner, useless, Bryan Banana....

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:31

      Jaco van der Westhuizen, Fourie du Preez, Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-19 06:32

      Leave him there. He makes the bulls easier to beat.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-19 07:00

      Bolla het die laaste spot gevat!!!

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-18 19:52

    Go and Play in WP/Stormers, its a retirement village somewhere in Lybia

  • timothy.vanas - 2012-10-18 19:52

    Hy moet liewers Frans toe gaan sodat hy nie kan kwalifiseer vir die Groen en Goud want persoonlik dink ek hy is die mees overrated speler in wereld rugby. Hy is te bang om te tackle en is net plain useless.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-18 19:57

      At least Jean De Villiers can tackle, unlike the most overrated player ever in Spies - FACT

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 20:05

      Ja ou tim, en jy lyk soos 'n man wat kan tackle!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 20:07

      En stephen jou hol stink. FACT!

      viva.lebok - 2012-10-18 22:09

      Stephen: actually Jean de Villiers is the most overrated. How many games have the Boks lost because JdV slipped tackles. Too many...FACT

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:45

      Timothy.vanas. Jy is verkeerd. Spies is die tweede mees overrated speler in die wereld. Hy is kort op die hakke van Wallaby Hougaard. En dan blaas Nik-naks ook nog in hulle nekke. Daai drie is in 'n ernstige kompetisie om die IRB Most Useless, Overrated Player award te wen. En hulle is ook die enigste drie nominasies, noudat Wynandt Olivier en Danie Rossouw retire het..

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-19 00:13

      @stevie Jean can tackle? BWA HA HA His sister on a late Saturday night maybe

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:35

      Viva.lebok. No, what you said there was speculation. Please give us the numbers to back your "fact" up.

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:37

      ...Pierre Spies is baie beter as, stadig soos 'n skilpad, Donkie Vermeulen...!! ..Donkie Vermeulen kan nie eers 'n bal vang nie..!! ...useless..!!!!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-10-18 19:56

    The French have noticed he's been playing crap rugby for at least four years now, therefore no offers!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:31

      ....cupless... ..11 years.. ...and countling.. ..Bhwa ha ha ha ha ha ha..!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-19 07:18

      French Top 14 club Bayonne reportedly making a massive offer for his services over the next three years. Lees volgende keer voor jy jou naam poep0l maak!!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-19 07:59

      Sien so spyker!!

  • ben.nel2 - 2012-10-18 20:10

    Tough luck Bulls

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-18 20:26

      Ja Spyker. Jy wens dit seker. Sorry ou julle sal maar met ou Spies moet sit. Lol

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:46

      Nee spyker, as julle 'n regte kaptein soek, sal julle na 'n ander unie moet kyk om een in te koop.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:32

      Kan ek vir jou vierietjies leen?

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-19 09:50

      Spyker, ek dog daar in Tshwane steek julle die buurman se Jack Russel aan die brand.

  • riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-18 20:21

    vermeulen het sy plek as no.8 vir di bokke vas gesement kani sien hoe (ek kani tackle ni) spies sy plek gan terug kry ni WP RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 21:48

      ALISTAR "NO CUPS" COETZEE.... says it all!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:48

      Hi Riaan, en ek kan ook nie sien hoe Spiertjies die volgende Bok kaptein uit die span kan lig nie. Die Bok kaptein kan nie op die bench sit nie.

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-18 23:09

      haha ja chris stem ek dink ook dit gan 3 spiertjies vat om DV te lig.

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-18 23:59

      vlugvoetige spies lol? Hy seke vlugvoetig wanneer duane hom 5m terug dryf ja

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-19 00:39

      @chrissie Dis ook die outjie wat jy seker was SARU en IRB speler van die jaar sou wees. BWA HA HA

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:23

      ...jy maak seker'n moerse grap.. !! ... Stadig soos 'n skilpad, Donkie Vermeulen kan nie eers 'n bal vang nie..!! ... ...Kaapse Nar...!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:38

      Nee dowwe paramedic. Ek was nie seker dat hy die IRB player of the Year sou wees nie. Ek is seker dat hy IRB Player of the year GAAN wees. Jy sal nie weet nie, want jy weet maar min, maar daai award is nog nie toegeken nie.

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:42

      ....Kaapse Narre.. ! ...geen bekers... ...11 jaar...! ...Bhwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.,.!!

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-19 13:46

      Vas gesement as n choker ja!

  • hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-18 21:04

    Goeie speler, maar nie effektief vir sy grootte nie. Fantastiese mens. Gerrie, dalk is jy ge-bypass in die negotiations! Spies, go for it, gaan maak dit finansieel groot oorsee, minder talentvolle spelers doen dit.

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 21:48

      Neem JdV saam met jou!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:28

      ....en overrated, Donkie Vermeulen...

  • Lionel Simmers - 2012-10-18 22:12

    Who's gonna inspect and police the rucks now

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:16

      ...park bench, sore back, Andries Bekker.. ...Bhwa ha ha ha ha ha..!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:47

      No Spies will still do exactly what he did in the Springbok team. Just on his couch in front of the TV. He will have the same amount of influence on the game.

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-10-18 22:30

    There is no other loose forward in world rugby that knows better than Pierre Spies what a ruck looks like from 2 meters away.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:50

      Doesn't that then qualify him to ref in a rugby world cup quarter final?

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:12

      ...youre so funny.,..! ...loser...! ..Bhwa ha ha ha ha ha..!!

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-19 07:08

      I have to agree Bootman. Not the player he was three seasons ago.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-19 07:59

      Adri Bekker!!!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 08:03

      .....lock-wing Andries Bekker... ...Bekker is a better wing than pensioner Bryan Banana...

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 22:38

    Of course he will stay in Tshwane. No-one else wants him.

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-18 22:46

      dont think he ever make an impacked like yster vermeulen

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 00:06

      The only impact Spies ever made was a brilliant try against England way back when. But apart from that, Duane has shown us all what an 8th man should be doing. I think the IRB would gladly allow the Springboks 16 players - it won't make any impact - then Spies can stand 2m away like always and look at Duane to see how an 8th man should play. Maybe he can take the knowledge back to his club side and help them out a bit.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-19 00:31

      @chris Still think dom duane will make SARU and IRB player of the year? BWA HA HA Naampie lekker verloor ne, hy trek al by Marion Eiland

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:43

      Now that SuperDuane plays for the Springboks, Pierre Spiertjies decided to play rolbal to have a chance of representing his country ever again.

  • jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-19 00:11

    Puik! Pierre gaan ons World cup kaptein wees

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:40

      Rerig? Gaan hy Kanada toe trek om julle kaptein te word? Ek twyfel of die Kanadese so 'n pateet in hulle span sal wil insluit. Hulle het ook standaarde.

      hoffjw - 2012-10-19 10:41

      Grappie....

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 02:00

    ....Pierre Spies... ...simply the best...!! ...our next Bok captain...!! ..... Go Pierre...!!!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 02:41

      The best for his club side probably. He is not even the 6th best nr 8 in SA.

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-19 06:44

    Arno botha is a better 8th man than pierre spies. Already in the bulls there is a better 8, now if we add the rest of the country he ends up dwn the real 8th man pecking order. A good athlete who hasnt mastered the unique skills of being at the bck.

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-19 07:45

    ...to all the WeeePeee poofters... ... Pierre is our next Bok captain... ...get used to it...

  • marius.potgieter.39 - 2012-10-19 08:08

    Yes spies was good..... But arno botha,keagen daniel,duane vermeulen to name a few....is much better...

  • mack.myburgh - 2012-10-19 08:12

    al wat ek gaan se is " Go Bulle !!!!!!!!!"

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-19 10:15

      Dis genoeg tjom!!!

  • kosie.fires - 2012-10-19 13:04

    Hy bly omdat geen oorsese span hom wil hê nie. Sorry bulle.

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-19 13:42

      Is jy gerook Kosie Dosie?

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-19 13:40

    Duane Vermeulen is oppad France toe want SPIES is terug volgende jaar! GO BULLS!

  • carla.croft.77 - 2012-10-19 18:23

    Ek verstaan nou nie mans so lekker nie want ek soek nog een op Zoosk, Kaptein. Spies...Wat sou gebeur as julle ouens bymekaarkom, gaan die vuiste klap of gaan julle om 'n bier kuier?

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