High price for Goosen's services

    2015-06-11 11:24

    Cape Town - Western Province will have to fight hard to attain the services of Johan Goosen from French club Racing Metro.

    Netwerk24 on Wednesday reported that WP were interested in luring the Springbok flyhalf to Cape Town.

    Goosen though still has two seasons left on his contract with the Parisian club and WP would have to fork out a lot of money to sign him.

    He has not been the No 1 flyhalf at Racing and has also been utilised at fullback. And with All Black pivot Dan Carter also join Racing on a three-year deal after the Rugby World Cup, Goosen would in all likelihood struggle to hold down a starting spot.

    Goosen has in recent times fallen behind Handre Pollard and Pat Lambie in the flyhalf pecking order at the Springboks and a move to the Cape could reinvigorate his career.

    Should Western Province be successful in their attempts to lure the former Cheetahs pivot, he would be a welcome addition to their squad, especially with Demetri Catrakilis leaving for Montpellier in France after the completion of this year's Currie Cup competition.

    Catrakilis's back-up, Kurt Coleman, is struggling to impose himself, while the other flyhalves at the union - Robert du Preez, Ernst Stapelberg, Jean-Luc du Plessis and Brandon Thomson - are still inexperienced.

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