Des Fountain leaving for Italy

2010-06-24 22:39

Stephen Nell

East London – The huge number of centres at Western Province has prompted Dylan des Fountain to seek out an overseas challenge in Italy.

According to a report, Des Fountain will continue his career with Italian club team Aironi.

The Free State Cheetahs were apparently also interested in his services.

Aironi will offer him the opportunity of playing rugby in the Magners League and Heineken Cup.

Des Fountain reportedly signed a contract of one year with the Italian club.

Meanwhile, Christo Buchner reports that the Sharks will take a first step in the direction of establishing a backline that can play with more authority when they take on the Valke in a friendly match at the John Vorster Stadium in Nigel on Friday evening.

The combination of a few old hands, coupled with some exciting young players, should give the coaching team some comfort that things will go better in the Currie Cup.

Most of the attention will be focused on Sharks fly-half Steve Meyer.


  • Darryl - 2010-06-24 23:38

    Televised? I need a break from soccer!

  • Supporter of the champs - 2010-06-24 23:44

    Is this not the same Dylan that used to play for the Bulls nd then went to WP selling porky pies about how the Bulls have pictures of WP players in their dressing room to motivate them??? Glad to see the back of him, he was never any good anyway! Maybe the Italians will not mind somebody that kiss and tell (if that was ever true anyay).

  • Dom Bulls! - 2010-06-25 05:18

    Een vd beste senters/wings in die land wat net nie kans gehad het nie.BB het nie senters nie hier was hul kans maar de Fountain het gesê hy speel eerder vir Zim as om weer tussen daai tappits te verval....kyk na Hougaard!

  • Balsak - 2010-06-25 06:09

    What a quality player, Dylan I wish you well!!! May be the Bulls can take you back, because there is no Centres with your quality in Pretoria!!!!

  • MR Rugby - 2010-06-25 08:22

    @ Balsak - Wys net hoe K@K is julle rugby, dat ouens wat dit nie meek by die Bulls nie shine by julle. Let wel net by julle en nerens anders nie. Nie in die S14 ook nie in die Curriebeker nie!! Shame ek kry jou jammer, kry n lewe tjom!!!

  • Jono G - 2010-06-25 09:06

    What a pity to be losing such a quality player. Know that he has been hampered with unfortunate injuries, but his talent is phenomenal. In my eyes, def a Springbok quality player. Hope he makes a name for himself in Italy. All the best to him.

  • Lefty@dom bulls - 2010-06-25 14:08

    Laas toe ons gesien het , het daai tappit Hougaard waarna jy so verwys . Gaate deur die stormers geharloop , nie eers golden boy Pieterse het hom geruik nie en kyk waarnatoe het hy gevlug , shame . @BALSAK ek weet nie wie die suurgatste is tussen julle twee nie , get over yourself !

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