Josh Strauss off to Scotland

2012-09-11 12:18

Johannesburg - Lions lock Joshua Strauss has signed a contract with Scottish side Glasgow Warriors, the Johannesburg union announced on Tuesday.

Strauss, a former Lions captain, signed with the Warriors until May 2015.

"We are pleased that we could come to an agreement with Josh and Glasgow Warriors which will allow Josh to fulfill his desire in playing rugby in Europe for an extended period," Golden Lions Rugby Union president Kevin de Klerk said in a statement.

"We want to thank Josh for his contribution at the Lions and wish him all the best with his future."

The Lions said Strauss would link up with his new club before the end of September.


  • reino.thiart - 2012-09-11 12:23

    Ooooo is this the start of many leaving?

      charlietlo - 2012-09-11 12:41

      player exodus underway

      hamish.drake1 - 2012-09-11 12:52

      It was only a matter of time

      foodfor.thought.73 - 2012-09-11 12:53

      And I thought he was under contract with the Lions... Just show how the Lions management continues to buls*%t everyone... I say, fire the entire management, they are useless anyway...

      marnusmnorval - 2012-09-11 14:11

      Thought he was going to the crusaders?

      macziekpk - 2012-09-11 15:04

      Who is squeezing his zit?

      nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-09-11 15:07

      reino.thiart if you know anything about rugby you would know why Josh left the Lions. He was also instrumental in the fracas before the Griquas game which caused the Lions to loose the game. GOOD LUCK GOOD RIDDANCE

  • - 2012-09-11 12:27

    A great player. It is a pity they couldn't find a spot for him in one of the S15 squads.

      macziekpk - 2012-09-11 15:04

      Not really. A bit useless. And fat

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-11 12:39

    He'll be back quick enough. Glasgow sucks, reminds me of Welkom.

      TravieGrif - 2012-09-11 14:38

      Except with a fairly strong currency, of which he should be getting a fair amount now...and some amazing countryside, and a wealth of history, and some really cool people. I kinda enjoyed it!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-12 11:25

      Agreed, amazing place if you go north towards Skye, or east to Edinburgh. Glasgow itself is not so lekker.

  • Flemstone - 2012-09-11 12:45

    He's going to enjoy being treated as a professional. And then also gets to play in the best rugby competition in the world, the Heineken cup.

      upumba - 2012-09-11 15:00

      2nd best. Supa Rugga still has the best players with higher skill sets

      nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-09-11 15:09

      Flemstone: Treated as a professional in a country ranked 12th in the World? Wake up and smel your flem boet!!!

      suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-09-11 20:43

      Flem have you ever heard of Super Rugby or Super 15?

      Flemstone - 2012-09-12 00:22

      Super rugby is in the toilet. I've been watching super rugby since it started. This year was by far the worst its been. Last year is a close second. There's really only 2 stand out teams, both from NZ. The conference system is complete nonsense, and the guys are playing far too much rugby. Travelling has also become a huge problem for the players. There's simply too many negatives and the performances are below average. European clubs treat their players far better, and they don't make them play 40 games a year. Glasgow Warriors are a fast improving club, its irrelevant what Scotland is doing at an international level Nkwe. If you took the top 10 European clubs and played them against the top 10 Super clubs. Overall the European clubs would perform better. Sure the Chiefs or Crusaders might still win it, the rest of the teams will get hammered. Southern Hemisphere supporters really need to wake up as to what's happening in Europe. I'm a rugby fan and a lifetime Stormers supporter. They suck at the moment as does SA and Aussie rugby in general. So lets please not talk about higher skill sets, SA and Australia are seriously lacking in this department.

      Flemstone - 2012-09-12 00:26

      Oh and btw Nkwe, Scotland is rated 9th with Samoa in 10th position.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-11 12:47

    Not many local teams can give match the Europeans teams salaries. Go well Joshua.

      macziekpk - 2012-09-11 15:07

      Yeh it's sad when your players leave rugby to go play soccer for Glasgow Rangers. Mental

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-11 12:50

    A pity, big loss to the Lions and SA Rugby. Good luck over there Josh, and thx for all the great rugby you played for us!

      macziekpk - 2012-09-11 15:09

      A big loss how? He was not good enough to make the Springboks

      provence.poppies - 2012-09-11 15:50

      "He was not good enough to make the Springboks" - that carries no weight at all. How can you possibly use The Springboks as a measuring standard of good rugby??????

  • lucas.coetzer - 2012-09-11 12:51

    What a waste of a very good south african Rugby player.... I knew that was going to go somewhere if he wasnt picked for the boks. But I bid you farewell my vriend and all the best to the future. You are one of the best rugby player this union and nation as seen in the last 2 years. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-09-11 15:09

      Are you really friends?

  • WesKaap - 2012-09-11 12:55

    are you sure Sport24? because a week or 2 ago you said he was going to the Crusaders???

  • brian.heunis - 2012-09-11 13:00

    Lock? He is a flanker / 8th man....

      TravieGrif - 2012-09-11 14:03

      Lock/flanker/opening bat/wide receiver/medic...its all the same to News24!

  • marius.potgieter.39 - 2012-09-11 13:12

    And there goes one of the best flanks and captains of this country ....

  • clive.wannenburg - 2012-09-11 13:23

    Go Josh Go, and if you have Scotish blood line can represent Scotland shorlty.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-09-11 13:32

    What about his girlfriend - will she follow him again?

      estiaan.pienaar - 2012-09-11 14:09

      haha no he is gonna have to grow an even longer beard!!

      nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-09-11 15:34

      No she dropped him like the Lions!!!

  • nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-09-11 15:35

    The Lions made a lot of money on the transfer. The Scottish rugby Union paid a hefty transfer fee. Now the Lions can pay the true loyal Lions players even more

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-09-12 09:12

    loan deal?

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-09-12 12:36

    HM gaan hom mis.

  • goldwright - 2012-09-12 18:06

    Don't blame him - he was the captain of the winning team of the Currie Cup last year, that should mean something..................

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