Juries stakes his claim

    2011-01-31 07:18
    Gerdie Karstens

    Kimberley – Fabian Juries’s experience as a Blitzbok and his dangerous running with ball in hand could catapult him into Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské’s Super Rugby plans.

    Juries played for the Cheetahs B-team (the Barbarians) against the A-team (the Gladiators) and thereafter against the Griffons in the Cheetahs’ training games at Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein on Friday.

    He beat numerous defenders with his pace and swerving runs.

    His fleetness of foot would not have escaped the attention of both the selectors and coaches with the former Western Province wing certainly deserving of a few ticks from the Cheetahs management.

    Juries, having had little game time in Cape Town, decided to join Griquas.

    “I did not really get the opportunity to play for WP. That is why I moved to Griquas. I want to play more. We’ll see what the future holds,” said Juries.

    At the Cheetahs he is now competing for a position with the likes of Philip Burger, Ryno Benjamin, Jongi Nokwe and Philip Snyman.

    “I feel good about the training games. I did not get much ball against the Griffons, but made the most of what I had. We focused more on getting our systems in place,” said Juries.

    Drotské has a host of wings to choose from, which means they may also be among his substitutes come game day.

    “You always hope to make the starting team, but I will definitely do my bit if I’m included on the bench.

    All the wings in the squad are good players. I will be able to combine with them easily,” said Juries.

    There is no doubt about his try-scoring ability.

    While he last played for the Blitzbokke in 2007, he is still the third-most prolific try-scorer in the International Rugby Board’s sevens series.

    “Sevens definitely gives you a good background for the 15-man code. It teaches you good footwork. The only difference is that you have more space and fewer defenders in sevens. In the 15-man code there is more space and guys that would like to tackle you to pieces.”

    Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
    1 comment
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Sport Talk
    Most Read


    13 February 2015
    • Crusaders v Melbourne Rebels, Christchurch 08:35
    • Brumbies v Reds, Canberra 10:40
    • Lions v Hurricanes, Johannesburg 19:10
    14 February 2015
    • Blues v Chiefs, Albany 08:35
    • Sharks v Cheetahs, Durban 17:05
    • Bulls v Stormers, Pretoria 19:10
    15 February 2015
    • Waratahs v Western Force, Sydney 07:05


    02 August 2014
    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014


    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Does the Waratahs' Super Rugby victory give the Wallabies an edge heading into the Rugby Championship?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

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