Jacobs keen on Stormers role

2011-11-23 07:55

Cape Town - Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs is eager to play for the Stormers after his contract with the Sharks was not renewed.

Sport24 reported on Tuesday that Jacobs is set to leave the Durban-based franchise after a frustrating 2011 season where he found himself behind Marius Joubert, Stefan Terblanche and Meyer Bosman in the pecking order, and also missed out on Springbok selection for the Rugby World Cup.

Die Burger newspaper reports that Jacobs's contract with the Durban-based side was not renewed and that he is interested in playing his rugby in the Cape.

Jacobs was apparently on his way to Cape Town on Tuesday and said he would consider an option from the Stormers if they are interested.

"The Cape is my home and I wouldn't easily say no if the Stormers are interested.

"I have talked to Boland but haven't heard back from them yet," said Jacobs.

However, the 31-year-old's main priority at this stage is to spend as much time as possible with his family. He has an 11-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.

He made his debut for the Sharks in 2001 and also played in 28 Tests for the Springboks.


  • kevin.rack - 2011-11-23 08:13

    Good player but too old. Stormers need to invest in the future and not buying hasbeens like the Sharks and look to the future.

      Facts - 2011-11-23 08:24

      Currently the Stormers are unfortunately only investing in hasbeens and backline players. We as Province supporters are either very stupid or naive or the team management are seeing things we don’t. At this stage I am not planning to get over excited about our chances for next year and I am still a Gatvol supporter.

      gerhard.nel - 2011-11-23 08:28

      Facts - Agreed. We need a stronger tight 5. We have more than enough back line players especially at center.

      Lionel - 2011-11-23 08:49

      Morning,I sincerely hope we don't sign him,we let Sadie go and maybe want to sign Jacobs that would not go down with the fans at all.Gerhard,you hit the nail on the head,we need a strong tight five and extra prop that can cover both sides,Carstens is moving on in the years!!!!!!Facts,I hope they can see something that we cant because at the rate things are going we are looking very stupid for next year!!!!!!!!

      willie.uys - 2011-11-23 09:03

      Yep, Agree with you guys. Why let good young players go and then buy old "over their best" players. We need to improve on the quality of the whole forward group. Ons we can stand up to the best up front, we will score tries again and be up there with the best. Our Administrators need to get things sorted out.

      Steenbra - 2011-11-23 10:36

      Jacobs is for the most an outside center.. so is JDJ and Fourie.. so the decision would not be a wise one...

      Gert - 2011-11-23 11:51

      So, contracting Jacobs wont make any sense. He is too old. He plays a position the Stormers are well stocked in and what the Stormers really need is a decent front row. Hmmm, ten buck says they'll offer him a contract before next Friday.

  • BlouMasjien - 2011-11-23 08:19

    WAARSKUWING, Moet nooit iets drink as julle "vallemj" se "comments" lees nie, jy gaan so lag dat die koeldrank by jou neus gaan uit spuit. Hy laat my nogal aan jk dink

      Brannas - 2011-11-23 09:26

      Next year's backline for the stormers. 9-Bolla, 10-Francis, 12-De Jongh, 13-Jacobs, 11-Habanana, 14-Aplon, 15-Jantjies. Lots of experience and they should be unbeatable and bring all the cups home, Bhahahahahaaahahhhhaaaaaaaa.Provinnnnnnnce, tjou Lekka deng.

      gerhard.nel - 2011-11-23 09:51

      Die sad ding is Brannas hulle sal nogsteeds die Blou Bulle sat hardloop met daai agterlyn.

      BlouMasjien - 2011-11-23 10:13

      @ gerhard< ou dagdromer! !

      Marni - 2011-11-23 10:38

      @Brannas en @Bloumasjien, julle het vergeet van jul sweetheart Gerhard van den Heever...

      BlouMasjien - 2011-11-23 11:30

      @Marni, Wat van hom? - 2011-11-23 21:53

      Brannas, is it coincidence that the backline is all non-white or is this just your racist sense of humour coming out!!! Funny you should conveniantly forget to mention Duvenhage, Groom, Katrikilas, Grant, de Villiers, Fourie, van den Heever, Poolman, Pietersen, etc......

  • jpcronje - 2011-11-23 08:25

    Plssss WP/ Stormers Management. Don't buy any more old players!!!

  • Sulaiman - 2011-11-23 08:32

    Play for Boland because there is no place in the Stormers setup

  • Jan - 2011-11-23 08:48

    Why buy him when we had 2 brilliant youngsters that left for the Bulls. The Sharks do not want him either.

  • Rex - 2011-11-23 08:49

    Sadie gone, Whitehead gone! Cant possibly think of 31 year old after letting these hugely talented young guys go!!!!

      Lionel - 2011-11-23 08:52

      My thoughts exactly!!!!!!!!

  • Jeffrey - 2011-11-23 08:54

    Please don't come to the Cape Mr Jacobs. Even in your heyday you were average. We don't need Sharks rejects.

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  • John - 2011-11-23 09:09

    Adi I Hate to tell you this but please understand it is nothing personal. There is a reason the Sharks have not renewed your contract. Why in the world would the Stormers offer you a contract. Keep it real pal!

      Lionel - 2011-11-23 09:15

      John,with all the weird signings and happenings at WP lately anything is possible!!!!!!!!

  • Arthur John Ware - 2011-11-23 09:14

    I don't get why people are complaining about him coming to Cape Town, there's no place for him in the Stormers sQuad anyway maby in the vodacom cup but not Stormers

  • jacobus.dewet1 - 2011-11-23 09:15

    WP and Stormers are not interested in investing in new blood. look at the talent that left for the bulls, new please dont fill the void with has beens, Go play in the UK or EU like all the retired Boks. Take Habana with you.

  • markwmilligan - 2011-11-23 09:38

    Please stay where you are. We have enough useless and inflated egoes here as it is.

  • maricovercuiel - 2011-11-23 10:01

    Please do not take another never been, not even a has been. Stormers have too much bagage, buy or even better keep the young talent in the Cape.

  • linceley.koopman - 2011-11-23 10:12

    The time has come that we stop going to Newlands, the ones proud home of SA rugby has become a laughing stock the last 15 years. As long as Newlands is full to capacity they will continue to take us for a ride. There is no tight five in Cape Town even though they try to convince us other wise. Allister can only take a team to a be a 2nd place contender. What province need is a All Black coach with broader mindset. In the past all Province teams won the Currie Cup with 40% possesion. This current Springbok backline is a disgrace if one compares to Faffa Knoetse and the Du Plessis brothers and Calla Scholtz and Kobus Burgers of year gone by.

  • jwdupreez - 2011-11-23 10:14

    .YIP - contract the has-beens (players with Mrs Smiff syndrone= those who dont know when it is time to go)..........that will ensure that the Proveeeennnnccceee Cutlery cupboard stays EMPTY...Eish man!!!

  • Jerhone - 2011-11-23 10:15

    not another pensioner coming to the stormers PLEASE

  • - 2011-11-23 10:28

    Oh you poor slobs- the jacob's circus is pulling into town *looks on in horror*

  • Rob - 2011-11-23 10:54

    No thanks!

  • Carl - 2011-11-23 11:26

    Why are we letting young talent go, and bringing in the old men?! Do we not have enough centers in Cape Town? De Jongh is already on the bench, or do they want to chase him away as well??

  • Kevin - 2011-11-23 11:31

    How can he go from a top franchise to WP?

  • Angelo - 2011-11-23 11:38

    please for the love of all things holy ...stormers please not ANOTHER HAS BEEN!!!

  • jonny.g.gonzalez - 2011-11-23 11:51

    I thought this was going to be about Terry Jacobs (the Hamiltons speedster). Not Terrible Jacobs. Is Adi allowed to play on crutches?

  • Brett - 2011-11-23 12:27

    Can the Natal Rugby please take there wallets out and just pay Frans Steyn what he wants to come back and play center for the sharks. Sharks and the boks need this man back. Oh sorry Adi enjoy the cape bru.

  • Mark - 2011-11-23 12:38

    I see great success for the Stormers ... NOT!!!! ... Conradie and now Jacobs ... probably 2 of the kaakest players in recent times. Time WPRU get an overhaul and we get professional commercial minded people in to run this union and franchise ... and Coetzee must be on borrowed time.

  • christo.vanderwesthuizen1 - 2011-11-23 14:05

    I believe Stormers approached De Wet Barry to partner Adi! a lot of experience between them!

  • lungile.mpharu - 2011-11-23 14:11

    Adrian Jacobs please take ur pension fund and stay off the rugby field......

  • Pieter - 2011-11-23 14:47

    It is not WP who is interested, but Adrian who is trying to get into the squad. I believe there are many other franchize players/upcoming players/has been players/ never been players trying to get into WP/stormers. We can pick, so why would we be interested in somebody who never was great and is now retired? This is just another news story meant to stir up dust where there is no dust. I suppose news is scarce.

      Arthur John Ware - 2011-11-23 15:31

      That's exactly what I thought and as I said earlier there's place for him any way, I'm glad someone actually read the hole article and not just the heading

  • Chris - 2011-11-24 21:00

    No PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • elspeth.hassall - 2011-11-25 08:57

    I don't care what any of you guys have to say....Adi has been a wonderful asset to South African rugby...he has always given his best for his team and his country.....he is a great sportsman in all respects.....he is also a wonderful family man and an example that all young sportsmen should aim to emulate. I am going to miss you Adi.....give my love to the cats!

  • Pieter - 2011-11-26 06:58

    Eager on what? Leading them into their 11th cupless year? WP= JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

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