Jaco Taute stays in the Cape

2013-07-12 10:10

Cape Town - Springbok fullback Jaco Taute has made his stay in Cape Town a permanent one, a report on Die Burger’s website indicates.

Taute, 22, joined the Stormers earlier this year on a loan agreement from the Lions.

His agent, Eduard Kelder from Prosport International, confirmed the news.

“Jaco has signed a two-year contract with WP. It will come into effect from November 1,” said Kelder.

Taute, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, became a free agent in July when his contract with the Golden Lions ended, which meant he was eligible to move to any team of his choice.

Meanwhile, the future of flyhalf Elton Jantjies remains uncertain.  The Springbok also joined the Stormers on loan from the Lions, but an indifferent season appears to have scuppered his chances of being offered a permanent stay at WP.

There will be more clarity on the matter next week.


  • Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 10:14

    Wow mayb we'll actually see him play sometime!

      Grootrot van Zyl - 2013-07-12 11:21

      Really, Racist AC signed up a whitie? Or was it Racist Thelo - there are too many wit okes? Or did it dawn that you must actually play rugby?

      Dirk Jacobs - 2013-07-12 11:35


      Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 11:38

      Seriously grootrot the race card is getting old! Get over it already. You're coming off as a bigot and I dnt think you are, just super angry. Let it go already, you will feel so much better.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-12 11:41

      @dirk, You need anger management!

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-07-12 14:31

      @ Grootrot. Only racist oxygen thief on here is U. So shut the f@@k up.

      Izzi Max - 2013-07-12 17:15

      Can we get Taute and Willie share the FB for the boks now please?

      York Cronje - 2013-07-13 09:02

      Wow Biko,didnt you say last week the Cheetahs is going to loose against the Blues as it was only luck which got them thus far.How about an apology to Cheetah supporters seen that you were so mean with your political words.

  • Raeez Omar - 2013-07-12 10:14

    Ja bly in die Kaap. Jy en Elton.mxm. C'mon Lions!!!!!!!!

      John Maree - 2013-07-12 11:33

      Last year he was the Lions best player and now he is crap???

  • Harold Lloyd - 2013-07-12 10:18

    Another career suicide.

      Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 10:28

      Harold why dont you go comment on the article about why the bulls are so scared to face the stormers!

      Harold Lloyd - 2013-07-12 10:40

      Twakkie, Sadie kon nie die enorme standaard vol hou nie. Steve, zzzzzzzz.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-12 10:40

      *don't *Bulls

      Harold Lloyd - 2013-07-12 10:44

      Actually Steve, that's just a coach being humble. Something your coach knows nothing about.

      Natalie Mannel - 2013-07-12 10:49

      Harold(is that your real name???) Hehehehe!!!! Anyway, back to the topic at hand.... They know why they didn't sign with the nulle. Great move Jaco. Another excellent, intelligent career move.

      Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 10:55

      Thats awesome harold, go comment there about how humble he is, we dont care. and yes its an intentional lower case b.

      Harold Lloyd - 2013-07-12 10:56

      Raven-1 Stormers supporter-0. (Nothing new)

      Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 11:17

      What does Saying somebody 1, somebody else 0 even mean? That said Stormers 5Billion every body else can go suck it! Thats how it works right?

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 11:38

      Biko is not the brightest chap around

      Steve Biko - 2013-07-12 11:53

      et tu brute?

  • Ardene Hendricks - 2013-07-12 10:24

    Welcome to the family

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-12 10:41

      *inbred family

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-12 11:34

      Way to big to ever get a game in the runon team with granddad Aplon - and midgets de Jonge and Pietersen around whilst the AC/Wakefield regime is still in control.

      Louis Bensch - 2013-07-12 13:42

      Yes Ardene, welcome to the choking family, his best rugby is over and he's only 22.

  • Rezaan Petersen - 2013-07-12 10:27


  • Jaco Vollgraaff - 2013-07-12 10:47

    This is bad for WP.. This guy hasnt performed outside of a Currie Cup.. His Springbok caps was terrible and his 2 or 3 Stormers games was really bad..Should have kept Joe Pietersen and we have Gio Aplon as well as the new rising star Cheslin Kolbe..why do we want this guy??

      Harold Lloyd - 2013-07-12 10:57

      He will never fit in. He's not a midget.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-12 10:59

      Was wondering the same thing about the sharks trying to buy Willie Le Roux. They would then have Le Roux, Viljoen, Ludick, Shampoodle (can't see him staying at pivot) all vying for 15. I know Le roux is playing wing for the Cheetah's, but if he aspires to be Bok 15 he will have to play there more regularly.

      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-12 11:41

      @Jaco Vollgraaf Too much or too little red meat in Taute's diet.He got stuck in a rut and couldn't get out but stayed there.

      Walter Rademeyer - 2013-07-12 11:47

      Rugby is nie meer rugby soos ek dit geken het nie,stel nie belang in die sirkus nie .Nie een van die plastiek rugbyspelers van vandag sou n klub wedstryd in 1975 oorleef het nie ,ek was daar die steroide babas van vandag kry te veel seer ,waar is die natuurlike talentvolle bokke van ouds .Wil jy my vertel Mof ,Frik,piston ,Jan Ellis (Naturlike fisiese atlete het week na week so seergekry),onthou net daai jare het die ouens jou uit n losskrum gertap ,jy was nie beskerm deur n video ref nie.Hulle het ook naweek in en naweek uit klub rugby gespeel .Ek sal eendag probeer verduidelik hoe erg klub rugby in daai jare was!Geniet maar julle plastiek steriod babas hulle doen dit nie vir my nie, nog minder die ouens wat so rondtrek soos togarbeiders!

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 12:02

      Nou ou Walter, se vir my waar het jy rugby gespeel oubaas se honne? Jy leef in die verlede, daar is n moerse verskil tussen vandag se rugby en 1900 se rugby

      Rudolph Opperman - 2013-07-12 12:10

      Not even nostalgia is what it used to be!

      Imagine Sense - 2013-07-12 12:25

      I agree. Taute is bad news. The guy is not a "footballer", he just has no clue what to do when he gets the ball. His injury (a bad one at that, I feel sorry for him) was actually caused by him making a stupid move. How he became a Springbok is beyond me. Please WP, don't sign this guy!!

  • Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 10:47

    At least they will have a decent size player in the backline, towering over the midgets

  • Jaco Vollgraaff - 2013-07-12 10:55

    Wow, reports have arrived that Jaco Taute have actually been out partying in Stellenbosch on the night before a Stormers game..are we heading for any trouble in the same way Australia have with some of their players having drinking problems?

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-12 11:05

      Rugby carries low priority at province.

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-12 10:58

    Nog 'n jong laaitie. Kan nog aan hom werk om by ons hoe standaarde uit te kom.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 11:13

      Dis nie moeilik nie, julle standaarde is pateties

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-12 11:22

      You've set the bar pretty low, haven't you? 18 years and counting and the conference cup is the pinnacle to the stormpies.

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-12 23:22

      He wont have so much to un-learn before being able to reach the 18 years bar - after all he didn't come from the Bulls. Now Habana had a lot to unlearn. In the end his achievement to reach parity in the Stormers setup a remarkable feat.

  • Pieter Klaasen - 2013-07-12 11:00

    Funny these Stormers/WP supporters. When Jaco and Jantjies came down to Cape Town, they all (sorry, most of them) said that they are useless and must go back. Now that he signed contract, he is welcome. Same happened when v.d Heever came down.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-12 11:34

      Taute is a work in progress. At WP he will learn how to perform at his best at all times. If he doesn't he will lose his place and contract

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 11:39

      He must also stand in the back of the line when it comes to AC's braai tjommas

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-12 11:42

      These players that come to WP soon find out the very high standards that are set and the pressure fans put on them to perform (afterall, WP is the bakermat of SA Rugby and everyone wants to beat us). Generally these guys take time to get used to this pressure and normally takes a season or two to adapt. Habana, vd Heever, etc are all good examples. Taute is still young enough to make that step up and adapt to the higher performance requirements.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 12:04

      Nico, waar koop jy jou drugs, jou dealer is besig on dit met sterk tra la la pille te spike

  • Jaco Doman - 2013-07-12 11:13

    So in other words 'if you break it, you buy it'.

  • Smurwe - 2013-07-12 11:13

    Not sure who is the worst . lions or stormers

  • James Blacksmith - 2013-07-12 11:30

    Two points: 1. No need to preface every rugby player that has once been selected for a Springbok squad with 'Springbok'. We have at least 3 other guys who will play fullback before Taute (F.Steyn, Lambie, Kirshner) 2 . If he's going to WP, he should not be eligible for the Lions in their playoff. The purpose of the playoff is to see which team is going to have the best chance of representing SA in the Super Rugby competition. Otherwise the Kings could just sign 10 boks for two weeks and then return them.

      Chumani Ngcokovane - 2013-07-12 11:36

      1: he is a Springbok, he has more than 1 cap. So it makes sense to call him a Springbok. Had he not been injured do you really thing Willie would be picked ahead of him? Think again the coach is HM. 2: he is injured for the whole season, him playing in the playoff/relegation was never on. Taute will be back and will be a springbok again. Stop hating

  • Dinos Kaparos - 2013-07-12 11:35

    No loss to the Lions judging on 2013 form (limited as it my be)

  • Leon Van Aardt - 2013-07-12 11:49

    please do not take Jantjies send him back

  • John Comyn - 2013-07-12 11:51

    Signing Taute is a good move. He will be the Bok 15 at the world cup. That's of course if he looks after his balls!

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-12 12:04


  • James Pettitt - 2013-07-12 13:05

    Lions have depth in this position with Andries Coetzee, Chrysander Botha and Ruan Combrinck so its not the end of the world but sad to see him go all the same. I think the biggest shame here is another attacking player going to a defensive playing team. The likes of Habana and Fourie never hit the heights they did at their previous unions at Stormers, not to say they haven't played well or they've wasted away but just not the same player because of the lack of space and freedom they were given to run. Jaco Taute could have been a great player in the coming years but needed to move to a team like Sharks or Cheetahs to suit his style of play. I personally don't think he will reach his full potential playing the style of rugby Stormers play. But I will be happy to be proven wrong as I think he is a great talent if given a chance to prove himself. Good luck Jaco and thanks for you did at the Lions!

  • Jaco Bruwer - 2013-07-12 13:09

    Why are there so many trolls in the sport24 section?

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-12 23:26

      You are on Stormers24 - does that give you a clue ?

  • OhSnap - 2013-07-12 16:11

    Naaaaa it's fine !!! Keep em both !!!!

  • Tertius Devereaux - 2013-07-12 19:15

    Another one bites the dust

  • Roger Plaatjies - 2013-07-13 11:16

    This is the biggest junk WP ever bought, this is also a sign in no trust in our young players, I'm really disappointed in WP. Stop buying players and please develop our young players?

  • Andre Jacobs - 2013-08-11 08:06

    If he wants to join those has beens then it's his choice. If it wasn't for John Mitchell, he would've still be a nobody and by the way he is not that good afterall. Andries Coetzee is a more attacking fullback than Taute. He must not forget, the wheel is turning

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