Cheetahs confirm Sadie signing

2012-07-24 09:51

Cape Town - Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster has confirmed that they've signed Bulls centre Johan Sadie on a two year deal, according to EWN Sport.

He will join the Bloemfontein-based outfit next season.

Sadie has had an indifferent season since joining the Pretoria side from the Stormers at the end of last year. He's struggled to hold down a spot in the Bulls' 22-man squad after a season plagued by injury and a dip in form.

The Bulls management had apparently given the 23-year-old their blessing to “look at other options” ahead of a release from his contract.

It is believed he's unhappy with the lack of game time he has received this season.


  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 09:54

    Thank you for going, first!

      martin.marais.90 - 2012-07-24 10:37

      Although a 13, I can see a powerfull comnination in Goosen, Sadie and Eberson. On a negative note I can see him broomed by the Cheetahs as a Bok and then pouched by the Sharks as 1000x before!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-24 10:46

      @Isak - did you get a clean audit? If not, go back to work!

      martin.marais.90 - 2012-07-24 12:28

      Dankie Meneer Isak, maar ek sit nie met 2 vingers en tik op die stoep en spelfoute soek!

  • hermann.schwindt - 2012-07-24 10:02

    Sterkte Johan, hoop jou loopbaan kry 'n hupstoot. Ek sal baie graag vir Venter en Engelbrecht as senter paar sien!!

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 10:42

      jap, vir di seisoen meskien, maar ek dink en hoop di senterpaar gaan om meneer Jan gebou word?? dws 12.Jan 13.Venter 14.JJ 11.Basson??

      hermann.schwindt - 2012-07-24 10:54

      Wie weet, miskien bring hulle Jan al hierdie CC in sodat die senter paar gebou kan word soos jy se.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-07-24 10:02

    Can't understand this move.. How is he going to get more game time competing with Ebersohn who is first choice. Sadie is a 13 and I cannot see this working out for him.Frankly if i were him would be miffed about engelbrecht being played ahead of him. But then again the bulls are obsessed with big players. Look at Spies, a big flop..

      bloudaan.blou - 2012-07-24 10:28

      @Stormkaap Ek verstaan wat jy se maar as hy nie op form is nie en JJ is? Ek sou se die speler op form moet speel. Ek dink dis ook n geval dat hy dalk nie inpas met die struktuure of die mense by die Bulle nie. Dan is dit nie sy skuld of die Bulle se skuld nie.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 10:45

      ai @stoorm- di mos ni so moeilig ni.. 12. sadie 13. Ebershon?? strausie is te stadig en daarom reserwe...??

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-24 11:02

      @jap, he struggled to play @12, how is he going to adapt..I hope for his sake he can, since he is a good player. as for Engelbrecht he showed in the playoff that defensively he is vulnerable..

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 11:13

      @stoorm- JJ is jonk en oorywerig in sy verdediging op senter, daarom al di voute?? hulle moet hom leer om sy lyn verdediging te hou of na buite te skuif as daar reeds binne verdediging is. Maar op di stadium moet hy maar nog vleuel speel en leer hoe dinge werk?? 12. Jan 13. Venter 14. JJ ...

      danie.fick.98 - 2012-07-24 12:09

      As ek nie verkeerd is nie,dink ek Ebersohn het 12 gespeel voor hy 13 begin speel het??... Ek dink maak nie saak hoe om hulle speel nie,hulle sal n great senter paar maak...Sadie sal mooi inpas by Vrystaat rugby,my span..hehe... Vrystaat sal verseker hom vinnig help om vorm te herwin.. Ek is opgewonde en sou eintlik hehoop het hy speel in die CB..maar nou ja... As Goosen reg is,dan sit Vrystaat met Van Zyl,Goosen,Smit,Ebersohn,Sadie,Le Roux,Daniller en kie....Dis n leke hardloop agterlyn....

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-07-24 10:13

    Watch his skill level rocket as soon as he leaves the Bulls.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 10:46

      gaaaaaap.... Watch your skill level rocket as soon as yo support the Bulls??

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-07-24 11:22

      Nah I havent got a mullet nor a Ford Escort

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 13:29

      gaaaaaaap... then yo have to stay without any skill?? and if you save up all the money that you get at the street conners, you can buy your own ford escort in no time and ask your maatjies to mow your lawn and walla... happy??

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:39

      excuse me but how will his skill level rocket when he is driving in a CAR to the cheetahs? cmon rocket and car is different

  • sagrys.haasbroek - 2012-07-24 10:17

    Hy was in elkgeval meer beseer as op die veld, no big loss

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-24 10:26

      Ek stem @sagrys, besides hoe kan jy speeltyd kry wanneer jy beseer is. @Isak, waar is Sagrys 'grootbek'? Oja, die Bulle lek seker hulle wonde soos ons ondersteuners! Nog iets?

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-24 10:35

      @isak, last time I checked, I live in a 'free world' and quite frankly can do what I want.

      sagrys.haasbroek - 2012-07-24 10:36

      Sakkie my TIK snuiwende trol, al wat die Bulle hoef te doen na saterdag se verloor is om ons vorige Supertrofee in die trofeekas te bewonder en dan te besef dat hulle al dit 3 keer vermag het,en hierdie jaar baie goed gevaar het met die youngsters in die span en net beter kan word

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 10:53

      @sak- "...Waar's jou Blou spannetjie??" hulle maak di sitkamer bank reg vir jo hoola-hoop girlyboy spanneji?? ons gaan sommer almal lekker saam kyk na di finaal- my se en djo se spannetji??

  • luke.sportify - 2012-07-24 10:18

    Still cant get my head around this? Joins the Bulls, is injured most of the season Most players would stick it out I though him and JJ would be first choice if both fit with Meisiekind now leaving?? Have I missed something?

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-24 10:23

      Francois Venter is also in the mix,good prospect that youngster. Remember meisiekind will only be going for the CC and will be back next year for Super rugby.

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-24 11:04

      And they have the Small- Smith and Serfontein as well..

      nicnac.nac - 2012-07-24 11:05

      ...and Serfontein on his way up.

      niel.walt - 2012-07-24 13:33

      Met al die klomp senters wat julle opnoem klink dit of julle van grey college se span praat...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:40

      luke, nice heiku

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-24 10:25

    Only 23 years old and already a Travelling Wilbury. Gotta crawl before you can walk Sadie

      jason.children - 2012-07-24 10:29

      I dont think its a bad idea for him! He needs some Cheetah expansive rugby to get himself back on form! If he stays injury free he can be a great player! The Bulls was a bad choice for the youngster!

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-24 11:20

      I personally think if he stayed here he would have got more game time.Rotating with JDV and JDJ.\r\n\r\nGood luck to him

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:41

      rotating what with JDV and JDJ? disgusting

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-07-24 10:35

    Helgard, voer hom k-k-k-k-k-a-rots!!

  • spear.tackle.7 - 2012-07-24 10:36

    come back to wp man !!!

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-24 12:41

      But is he small enough to fit in . . ?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:41

      well he doesnt score tries so he will be welcomed with open arms

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-07-24 10:37

    Although a 13, I can see a powerfull comnination in Goosen, Sadie and Eberson. On a negative note I can see him broomed by the Cheetahs as a Bok and then pouched by the Sharks as 1000x before!

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 11:02

      daar is ni so iets soos 'n sharks, haai of natal span ni?? dis VRYSTAAT A of B span- jo keuse... Di naweek vermorsel VRYSTAAT B di arme sitbok hoola-hoop spannetji... en dan begrawe VRYSTAAT B hulle sommer verder, onder daai platberg?? VRYSTAAAAAAAAAAAAT B!!!!!!!!!!

  • bulla.loftus - 2012-07-24 11:21

    There will still be a lack of game time for him at the cheetahs... Ebersohn is there. He should rather go to the Kings. They might be playing super rugby soon...hahaha.

  • fred.gatvol - 2012-07-24 11:42

    Good Day, this is only my second post. I mainly only read the comments. I have noticed this weekend that this blog allows abusive language and verbal bullying. The use of insults instead of incisive rugby banter is rife.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 13:36

      moenie daaroor kommer ni @freddie.gatvol, ons is almal is al lankal freddie.gatvol vir di weepee sitbok girlyboys daar onder di platberg... maar gee ons net 'n bietjie tyd- ons gaan probeer om daai slaaiblare mooi maniere te leer?? op di blog en op di veld.....sterkte ook daai kant

  • johan.viljoen.925 - 2012-07-24 11:43

    Nou sal jy kan begin rugby speel. Van 'n blou-bul ondersteuner

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-24 13:40

      nou het jy jou enigste en laaste kans laat verby gaan om 'n ware kampioen te word en onder di legendes te tel?? van 'n Blou-Bul ondersteuner...

  • Thabiso Snowby Bokwe - 2012-07-24 11:45

    He was once touted a future Bok centre, I hope he does well for the Cheetahs. Best of luck.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:42

      jaco touta plays for the lions

      thabiso.s.bokwe - 2012-07-24 15:18


  • Groenkoors - 2012-07-24 12:03

    The Cheetahs can gladly have him :) Serfontein will make the step up next year

      niel.walt - 2012-07-24 13:21

      Serfontein will dissapear just like anyone else that plays next to morne steyn

      jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-07-24 13:34

      Stem 100% met jou saam Niel. - 2012-07-24 14:02

      You are wrong @Niel. If SBW or Nonu played next to Steyn they would injure him at practice. Steyn would then disappear, not them.

      henco.swart - 2012-07-24 14:05

      @Niel en Jaques... Herinner ons gou, hoeveel driee het die Bulls se vrot agterlyn gedruk, met daai Meisiekind karakter en Morne Steyn? En dan herinner julle ons hoeveel die hele Stormers span kon druk, met die briljante Jean De Villiers, die legendariese Juan De Jongh, die uitstekende Gio Aplon, die beste vleuel wat die wereld ooit gesien het (Bryan Habana) en die manjifieke Joe Pietersen... en ja, jammer, amper vergeet ek, die aanvalende Peter Grant... Ek vra net.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 14:43

      serfontein rhymed with turpentine

      Robsschele - 2012-07-24 21:18

      Serfontein might follow him shortly.

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