Goosen extends Cheetahs stay

2012-04-18 08:54

Cape Town - Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen has extended his contract with the Bloemfontein side until the end of the 2014 season.

His agent, Jan-Harm van Wyk, confirmed to the news to the Volksblad newspaper on Wednesday.

"He is happy at the Cheetahs and gets enough game time," said Van Wyk.

The 19-year-old Goosen has widely been tipped as a future Springbok flyhalf and currently tops the points scoring tally in the Super Rugby competition with 127.

Goosen was initially only signed until the end of 2013 but Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské apparently convinced the youngster that he will become a Springbok with the Cheetahs.

And it's not beyond the realms of possibility that 2012 could be the year he makes his Bok debut. He is currently attending a Springbok planning session in Pretoria and with Bok flyhalf incumbent Morné Steyn struggling with his goal-kicking, Goosen may just play himself into the Test line-up.

Steyn has not been his reliable self when kicking posts this season. He was successful with only three out of eight attempts in the Bulls' 32-18 victory over the Lions over the weekend.

In earlier games against the Blues and Stormers - both games which the Bulls lost - he also missed vital kicks at crucial times that could have won the game for his side.


  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-18 09:07

    I really think that you made the right decision

  • alecjackson2183 - 2012-04-18 09:17

    Fantastic news, hopefully this will be the start of a lot of players staying and a few even coming back!! Imagine if we had the following home grown players: Bismark + Jannie, J Pietersen, F Steyn, M Steyn, Stegmann, Richardt Strauss, Sarel Pretorius, R Pienaar, to name just a few..... then also the new young centres the Bulls bought who are believed to be the next greats!

      Willie - 2012-04-18 09:48

      Agree Alec.....Cheetah's logo should be : WE BREED THEM..... WE DON'T BUY THEM!

      Niel - 2012-04-18 12:09

      Agree with that list, apart from morne steyn, we don't need him, rubbish rugby player

  • Pieter - 2012-04-18 09:19

    Smart move! Better to get lots of game-time with the Cheetahs against his peers than to sit on the bench for any other team (Sharks, Bulls, WP), wondering if and when he will be a Springbok or not. I'm a chuffed Cheetah Supporter!

  • Johan - 2012-04-18 09:22

    Contracts are made to be broken! he will run after the best money!

      peter.britz1 - 2012-04-18 11:26

      Daft comment! He has already had offers from the Bulls, which he turned down twice! (wonder why lol) There are players that stay loyal to the Cheetahs. Guys like Andre Venter, Os du Randt and Juan Smith come to mind. Goosen knows that, the Cheetahs are the only team in SA, where he can use the full range of his skills. Bulls will try and coach any running/passing game out of him. AC has no interest in scoring trie, he may as well pick Elstadt at 10. Sharks will bring Honiball out of retirement Lions are in free fall.

      Press - 2012-04-18 12:45

      @peter.britz1 - Yes the bulls and Boks will probably expect him to play more like Dan Carter that real rugby misfit . . rather let him remain with the Cheetas and develop in the style they are forced to play because of their player constraints and so remain with the Cheetas for ever . .?

      Tokolos - 2012-04-18 15:55

      Los hom in Bloem. Julle is almal reg. Hy sal dit nie maak by die Bulle nie. Flash in the pan. Onthou vir Gaffie? Mallet wou hom vroeg ryp druk... Epic Fail!!! Die AB's het hom uit Bok rugby getackle voor hy nog in sy toks kon kom.

      Johan - 2012-04-18 18:49

      Watch this space!

      Niel - 2012-04-18 19:03

      Press? Seriously? Dan carter rugby misfit? Dan carter is the business dude!

      Niel - 2012-04-18 19:41

      Tokolos, u/16 sa school, u/18 sa schools, u/20 junior boks, goosen has been playing awesome rugby for years now, hardly n flash in the pan, whether he becomes one of sa's greatest depends on how sa rugby treats him, because the pedigree is already there!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-04-18 10:30

    Frans must angry..

  • Massey - 2012-04-18 10:39

    Goeie werk Goosen. Bly waar jy is en maak die Cheetahs trots.

  • Skroef - 2012-04-18 14:39

    good on you boytjie and remember many have become springboks while playing for free state/cheetahs durant , drotske,juan smith , brussow,floors ,johnson,braam els ,marco wentzel,and the list goes on

  • Willie - 2012-04-19 10:52

    Dankie, mag dit vir jou 'n suksesvolle en gelukkige tydperk wees

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