White hunting Boks' Rossouw

2011-07-25 21:19

Cape Town - Brumbies coach Jake White is eager to claim the services of Springbok forward Danie Rossouw for next year's Super Rugby campaign.

Rossouw has already signed to play with Japanese club Suntory, but could fit in a season of Super Rugby.

Suntory is coached by Eddie Jones, who assisted White when he was still the South African coach when they won the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Jones is now also a consultant to White at the Brumbies.

According to Bret Harris from the Australian, White is eager for Rossouw to join him at the Brumbies - who currently lack experience at lock.

"That's one thing we would obviously look at, but Danie has to commit to it," said White.

"He has just finished a Super Rugby campaign. He is going to Japan. I want Eddie to be happy with the fact there is a win-win for him as well.

"A guy like Danie Rossouw, if we could get a deal, that would be fantastic."

White has apparently also approached several South African and New Zealand Test second-rowers, but no-one wanted to commit with the World Cup just around the corner.

"I approached a couple of the South African boys and I approached a couple of the Kiwi boys. Top internationals. But they are sceptical about putting their hand up in case they jeopardise their (World Cup) selections," said White.

"It would be fair to say in Australia generally there are not too many second-rowers around. I found in Australia a lot of second-rowers are very young. I'm trying to get a more experienced guy.

"I'll wait and see who I can get to fulfil that role. I would rather get a guy into my squad sooner rather than later."


  • A.K - 2011-07-25 21:43


  • Pears - 2011-07-25 21:49

    Danie is n legend! Jy hoor hom nooit kla oor hy op die bank sit of 5, 7 of 8 moet speel nie en gee altyd sy beste. Respek.

      RobinHood - 2011-07-25 22:02

      te stupit om om te gee

      Pears - 2011-07-25 22:08

      en jy is te stupid om stupid reg te spel

      Jason de Villiers - 2011-07-25 23:58

      Rossouw would be a great signing for the Brumbies!Jake White did not win the world cup with luck.He has vision,he has a clear plan and he knows how to implement it!

      Whoosa - 2011-07-26 04:53

      Haha @ Robin - poepol!

      donkerhond - 2011-07-26 08:23

      Hy speel 4, nie 5 nie - 2011-07-26 08:40

      Wat slaap Jake White by Eddie Jones se voete??

      Rooibok - 2011-07-26 09:27

      Ha ha... RobinHood is stupid verby

      Not Black - 2011-07-26 10:09

      Well said Pears. Danie is the ENGINE ROOM in Bulls & Bok Rugby. Unsung Hero.

      maloorsports - 2011-07-26 16:21

      Net so! Die feit dat hy steeds in aanvraag is sĂȘ baie van die man. En glo dit of nie ek is 'n Shark. Gee eer waar dit toekom. Ons gaan hom mis in S.A.

  • Michael - 2011-07-25 21:50

    Jake the snake!

      Dan - 2011-07-26 05:27

      Wonder what you would call Rudolph Steuli (Sharks) and Rassie Erasmus (Stormers) then as they basically stole several top players from other union a couple of years ago using "loop holes" in their contracts. Negotiating behind the union's backs outside the window period and then signing them although they had standing contracts. I remember the Mapoe and Fourie cases specifically. Jake White has always been an open and honest guy, even when SARU fired him weeks before the very successful 2007 RWC. Rossouw has been maybe the most valuable forward/player in SA over several years. In any international side (All Blacks included) he would have been a permanent fixture in the side. Most players will leave after RWC, my interest lies in whether we will actually get a coach after the RWC. Imagine SARU decides to keep Helium and his clowns - that is was we all should worry about. Allow the top players who served SA through thick and thin to go and earn a nice retirement package. They are professionals and rugby is their income.

      Dips - 2011-07-26 08:52

      Sure Michael but it's lonely at the top and that's the name of the game, do whatever it takes to win.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-07-25 22:23

    He's not the "Boks' Rossouw". He's the Bulls' Rossouw. There is no "Boks" anymore. Just the ProTears now..

  • JJRR - 2011-07-26 06:57

    Goeie koop, Brumbies gaan sterk wees!

  • Marx - 2011-07-26 07:40

    Danie is a true servant of the game, a legend. I can't see him joining the Brumbies 'cause then he might just as well have stayed with the Bulls till after the S15. Same goes for Fourie, who said he's relieved Super rugby is over for him.

  • chucky123 - 2011-07-26 07:51

    Jake build a team to thrash each and every side in SA. I want him to do that just to get back at SARU. How do you fire a Winning coach? All Blacks didnt fire Henry although they got kicked out the WC 2007.

      Not Black - 2011-07-26 10:12

      You share my sentiment. Jake will show em all what he can do.... SARU will regret this, as they made room for the Affirmative PdV the IDIOT with the tight underpants. Jake White & Eddie Jones ARE the most well respected Coaches in the Rugby World. Period

  • - 2011-07-26 08:47

    Funny how none of the experienced second rowers in SA want to work with Jake White. Bakkies, Becker etc. the expererienced guys aren't worried about bein selected for the WC. The two guys I've mentioned would've gotten a word in the ear already.

      kosie - 2011-07-26 13:50

      bakkies cant; go to aus cause he cant speak english, and bekker doesn't want to leave his park bench.

  • Kok - 2011-07-26 08:47

    I always said that Jake White is useless without Eddie Jones.

      Dips - 2011-07-26 08:55

      But he won the worldcup for us, a good manager is a teamplayer and he knows who to get on his team. Fact is that no individual has ever achieved any greatness and Jake stands next to his fellow "comrades", not above them.

      Kok - 2011-07-26 08:57

      He is still useless!!!

      PajeroMan - 2011-07-26 09:16

      @Kok, you must be an expat living in NZ now thinking its all great but actually missing home, hence you read are nothing but a turn coat boet and thats sad...go post on the nz herald instead

      Kok - 2011-07-26 10:25

      PajeroMan, my ma se kind. i am right here in Cape Town. And I read Die Burger, Die Son, Cape Times, Argus, News24 and NZ Herald,, and there's nothing to do with you where I live and who I support and what I read. - 2011-07-26 11:41

      Ha Ha. LOL. Jake a useless World Cup winner !?!?!? Eddie only joined the WC team near the end - and Eddie's world cup record not so good on his own either.

      kosie - 2011-07-26 13:51

      @ kok: he has achieved more than your silly coach.

  • Deon - 2011-07-26 09:00

    Goeie koop as dit stick maar Jake gaan nog baie ander SA spelers ook koop.

  • Lance - 2011-07-26 09:13

    Sad to say its called the the pro era...Good for him if he is going to make the big bucks, he is no spring chicken. Fear not , SA is a rugby player producing machine that will stop at nothing..From school level to Varsity cup.. clubs, Currie cup and Super 14 there will be enough for us to maintain similar quality at the highest level in the future. Guys like Elstadt are ready to serve....(unless he gets paoched!)

  • Not Black - 2011-07-26 10:07

    Now here is a Genuine Coach who understands Rugby, the SA Talent & who to choose as his Assistant in Eddie Jones. Jake, take a Bow, my Hero.

      Nod - 2011-07-26 10:32

      you are a racist...Peter is far better than Jake the ripper

      Bandleader - 2011-07-26 10:45

      Nod, there's nothing racist about saying Jake is a genuine coach. PDV has been shown to be deficient, in any colour. This is about rugby and winning. SARU made a mistake by not re-appointing Jake; the man's style is to pick a strategy early and to stick with it. He backed John Smit as captain up to 2007, and then called for John to stand down. PDV has persisted with the fool. Jake is just smarter as a coach.

      kosie - 2011-07-26 13:57

      @ nod, how do you come to the conclusion that he is a racist. the fact that he has got respect for jake white for winning us the world cup does not make him a racist.

      Oukoos - 2011-07-26 14:18

      NOD, PdeV is not a bad caoch because he is a brown man. He is a bad caoch because he is stupid and useless (as a coach)

  • John - 2011-07-26 11:18

    Jake was very lucky that his team never played the All blacks in 2007 world cup. I am glad for him that he got that little luck thinking about how he was treated all of the time he was coach. Pieter's style is good, better than Jake's, problem is that Pieter makes himself look like an idiot with the nonsense he talks most of the time. He is a fool, but he can coach.

      Marcell - 2011-07-26 11:45

      If it looks like an idiot then it must be an idiot.

      kosie - 2011-07-26 14:03

      he doesn't make himself look like a fool by the way he talks but by the way his team plays, remember last year.... and let see how this year goes, so far its 1 loss, 0 wins and after this sat its going to be 2-0

      Oukoos - 2011-07-26 14:29

      JOHN die All Balcks was te useless om die halfeindstryd te haal. Dit is hoekom die Bokke nie teen hulle gespeel het nie

  • Oukoos - 2011-07-26 16:03

    Ek het gedink Danie kom aftree in die Kaap - ons koop mos alle pensioenarisse aan

  • jk - 2011-07-26 16:13

    boring jakie!!!

  • BlouBos - 2011-07-26 16:52

    Jake is still a good hunter. Danie will be nice trophy to have.

  • Gavin - 2011-07-27 11:56

    Jake jy praat te veel, doen die deal, dan praat jy.......

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