Earl Rose set for Kings debut

2012-01-25 07:52

Cape Town - Earl Rose seems to have found a new rugby home as he is currently training with the Eastern Province Kings.

Die Burger newspaper reports that Rose is currently at the Port Elizabeth-based union on a trial period.

Rose played for Griquas last year but he failed to impress the coaches and was not offered a new contract.

The flyhalf and fullback also previously played for Western Province and the Lions.

He might play his first game for the Kings next week when they play a friendly against the Bulls at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Rose got his chance at the Kings after flyhalf George Whitehead was injured in a car crash. Whitehead sustained head injuries and could be out of action for a while.


  • Lionel - 2012-01-25 07:58

    Just keep him far from Cape Town!!!!!!!!!!

      Peter - 2012-01-25 08:01

      AND Johannesburg!!!!!!!!!!!

      Johan - 2012-01-25 08:11

      AND South Africa!!!!!!!!!!

      Deon - 2012-01-25 08:33

      ....and the leopards, and the griffons as well PLEASE!!!

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-25 08:33

      @Lionel Ek sou nou weer dink dat hy n aanwins sal wees vir die Stormers, dalk kan hy help om n wenkultuur te skep in die Kaap. Met Earl en Bolla in die span sal julle dalk die Lions kon wen die naweek :-)

      Lionel - 2012-01-25 08:39

      Daan,ek het gewag dat jy of Dozey so iets gaan Hy wil seker by elke unie n draai maak,nogge Wylie Human!!!!!!!!!

      Francois - 2012-01-25 08:46

      It was expected, hopefully De Wet Barry can teach him that other crtical rugby skill - tackling. He has the others, kicking, boozing and womanizing well covered. Blou Daan - jy wou "kon" "kan" gespel het. Die Stormers het nog nie die komende naweek teen die Leeus gespeel nie, dit is fisies onmoontlik, behalwe as mens wel in tyd kan reis.

      Willie - 2012-01-25 09:43

      The Kings.....ala "the graveyard" dumping ground for all has beens. He will do well there!

      Ewan - 2012-01-25 14:28

      @ Willie, unfortunately P.E. doesn't have the volume or size of businesses or population to keep players in the Eastern Cape unlike elsewhere. But "graveyard" I think not. A lot of talented players come out of the Eastern Cape and move on to where they can play rugby at a higher level along with the large contracts. However, Rose can rather go find a home somewhere else, he's useless!!!

      Franklyn - 2012-01-25 21:53

      What did this bloke ever do to deserve such notoriety ? his brother was always better anyways.

  • Johnny - 2012-01-25 08:06

    Really? Who cares!

  • Johan - 2012-01-25 08:10

    oh no you have got to be kidding me... WHY!!!!??

  • Louis - 2012-01-25 08:15

    Correction, he did not play for the Lions, cos he cannot play rugby.

      Shaun - 2012-01-25 13:25

      Thats a good one Louis!

  • Nico - 2012-01-25 08:21

    whoever is doing his marketing is great, a non-player getting this much publicity, truly amazing!

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-01-25 08:24


  • Doug - 2012-01-25 08:26

    It was only a matter of time before he hit the bottom of the barrel.........

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-25 08:32

      He hasn't been part of the Stormers yet. Now THAT's bottom of the barrel.

  • legndkilla - 2012-01-25 08:26

    Kings and earl rose just dont belong in one sentence, he should play rugby with peasants...

  • PatPion - 2012-01-25 08:57

    The Kings are turning into the union where all rugby players (once good or always bad), end their careers in ashes and disgrace.

  • Max - 2012-01-25 08:58

    The Kings have a Queen

  • Dave - 2012-01-25 09:55

    The most overated rugby player in SA since Marius Goosen who also played for any team deperate enough to sign him.

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-25 11:14

      Jean de Villiers is the most everrated player in South Africa. Ever.

      Lionel - 2012-01-25 11:41

      No Dozey,that spot is already taken by Pierre(so called"Yster")Spies!!!!

  • Hannetjie - 2012-01-25 10:37

    So Earl is now doing the round trip through all the rugby unions - any takers for next season??????

      Hoo - 2012-01-25 11:59

      wwwwwwwwwwwwww pppppppppppppppppppppppppp

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-25 13:10

      Hoo, he is not that big of a has been/no hoper to join WP yet.

      roberta.keeling - 2012-01-25 13:33


  • wayne.nkuna - 2012-01-25 11:45

    its the name folks..........nothing else....the name Earl Rose has a special sound to it....nothing else.

      roberta.keeling - 2012-01-25 13:34

      Reminds me of some exotic tea, that name!

  • Shaun - 2012-01-25 13:27

    Griquas of all teams played Riaan Viljoen out of position instead of this guy.

  • roberta.keeling - 2012-01-25 13:30

    That's the man whose father made him break his contract with WP and go for more money to the Lions because he was so good? Jawellnofine. Good luck Kings!

  • coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-01-26 11:21

    Lets hope he finally proves himself

  • Koos - 2012-01-26 13:27

    Almost thought it was CJ in the picture...... by the looks he is following in januarie's steps!!!! prop!!!

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