No promises for Sadie

2012-07-26 09:09

Cape Town - Bulls centre Johann Sadie, who will play for the Cheetahs next season, says he knows full well he won't be guaranteed a place in the starting team.

The Cheetahs confirmed that Sadie will join them on November 1 this year.

It is believed he's unhappy with the lack of game time he received at the Bulls this season, which was apparently also the reason why he left the Stormers at the end of last year.

However, he told Volksblad that no promises have been made by his future union.

"There are no promises of playing time. I've chatted to Naka (Drotské - Cheetahs coach) and Hawies (Fourie - backline coach) and they made it clear that I'll have to work for my place.

"I prefer it that way, because one wants to make the team on merit," he said.

The 23-year-old has had an indifferent season since joining the Pretoria side at the end of last year. He has struggled to hold down a spot in the Bulls' 22-man squad after a season plagued by injury and a dip in form.

At the Cheetahs he'll compete with players like Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss and Barry Geel for a place in the midfield.


  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-26 09:25

    So why leave the other unions if you wanna make the team on merit??

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 09:43

      Spoilt brat

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-26 09:58

      He said he does not enjoy the Bull's brand of rugby. But then again , no one like's a losing brand of rugby. Bull's another year , without a semi. LOL, Lyle Lovett (tom) summer's coming buddy get out the self tan.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 10:21

      yes vallem good logic, move from the bulls to the cheetahs to play winning rugby? well thought out there bozo

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-26 10:26

      ...overrated... ......just like boring Peter Grant and always injured Duane Vermeulen....

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-26 10:34

      Blou, best fly half and 8th man in the country. Great game by Steyn on Saturday, useless twat. Worst fly half in s.a.

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-26 10:47 Super-cups... Currie-cups..... .......11 years.... ....and counting......

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-26 11:21

      Who you playing in the Semi's blou? Ja thought so cause , Julle is KUK.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 11:27

      duane vermeulen is the best 8th man in the country, has been injured all season. that makes a lot of sense jabba

  • Flemjob - 2012-07-26 09:26

    Andries Strauss and Barry Geel are history. Robert Ebersohn is excellent. Wonder if Sadie can play 12?

  • hansieenelmien.myburgh - 2012-07-26 09:32

    I honestly think he left WP too early. Showed a lot of promise when he played for the Stormers alongside Jean de Villiers and Jacque Fourie, but dissapeared a bit when they were not there. Maybe he thought he would be a shoe-in at the Bulls. He has not got a lot of experience and still needs some guidance. Really feel sorry for him and wish him well. Too many young players leave their "home" provinces for so-called "greener" pastures.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 09:45

      Bluer and then oranger pastures too

      Tian - 2012-07-26 13:07

      well said mate.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 16:51


  • pieter.peyper.98 - 2012-07-26 09:37

    Maybe I'm a little slow but I don't understand this guy, he prefers to make the team on merit but at the bulls as soon as he was dropped to the bench he decides to go to a different union.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 09:55

      You are a little bit slow

      pieter.peyper.98 - 2012-07-26 10:32

      Thanks Tom, Much appreciated

  • Stormkaap - 2012-07-26 09:41

    There are no guarentees in life..

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 09:46

      Death and taxes duh

      jason.children - 2012-07-26 09:46

      yes there are............Death, Taxes and the ANC will abuse our tax money!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 09:56

      And when u born looking like me, guaranteed lots of flossie

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-26 10:06

      The only other guarentee there is, is that Nick Mallet WILL hit the rucks! And that the Stormers will NOT win the S15!

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-26 10:16

      Tom(ASS) what are trying to smart... go rim your groupie Spies

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 10:23

      bud the only other certainty is that nick mallet will be IN THE STUDIO

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-26 10:56

      Rimmie if I were you id rather buy real floss than steal from a prossie

      tertius.coetzer.7 - 2012-07-26 12:13

      i can also guarantee that the bulls will not be in the semis, second year running!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 12:36

      article about sadie cheetahs no certainties tax death nick mallet rucks studio blue bulls? where does that fit in?

  • wesley.j.lane - 2012-07-26 10:19

    no comment

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-26 10:25

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-26 11:20

      sadie the newest prima donna, bobby skinstad the 2nd

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-26 11:31

    I think Duane has made more meter's than Spies , while his been injured?

  • Tian - 2012-07-26 13:12

    Bright future ahead at Cheetahs, filled with running rugby. Good luck Sadie I know the player we saw glimpses of at the Stormers will soon shine bright!

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