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Willie: No thanks Sharks, WP

2013-07-09 07:45

Cape Town - It was an easy decision for Cheetahs playmaker Willie le Roux to stay on at the franchise, his agent says.

It was announced on Monday that the Springbok fullback signed on for two more years at the Cheetahs. He will still represent Griquas in this year's Currie Cup before switching to Free State for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Eduard Kelder from Prosport International told the Volksblad website his client's inclusion as Springbok fullback made the decision to stay easier, as well as his good relationship with Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské.

French and Japanese clubs were hunting the services the fleet-footed back, and there were also offers from the Sharks and Western Province, but he eventually decided to sign a massive contract at Free State, reported to be about R2m.

"Naka and the Cheetahs management were very professional in the negotiations and made Willie a good offer.

"Willie is very happy at the Cheetahs and happy he can stay there," said Kelder.

Kelder also said the Cheetahs' style of play suits Le Roux.

"It was nice how Willie could express himself at the Cheetahs, but he showed at the Boks that he can also fit into other structures.

"There is belief in the Cheetahs team and we think they can do very well in future.

"That played a big part in Willie staying there. We are happy Willie can be a part of that."

Sport24

Comments
  • Pierre Muller - 2013-07-09 07:55

    Great News for SA rugby and Cheetahs. Believe this will be best option for him as well.. Cheetah's can only go from strength to strength. Just shows that an attacking orientated style off rugby can be successful rugby as well.. Hope the Stormers are taking notes!!!

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-09 09:18

      But at least it has become clear which provinces are trying to poach other's frontline Bok players - the Bulls at least buy their discards and make Boks out of them. And in any case the Bulls already have the first choice Bok fullback in our ranks and are developing his 2nd in command in Jurgen.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-09 09:25

      Cheetahs will be back to their average best next year and Willie Wonka's going to rue his decision to go to a proper province that will give him better options in future. Dumb decision by him (although I don't think we need an afkophoender in WP-rugby)

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:27

      Nico het soppas die gesogte jacee sparkplug vir domgeid gewen

      Laubser Brink - 2013-07-09 13:18

      Klit, I surely hope you are not talking about Kirchner....

      Pierre Muller - 2013-07-09 14:30

      Brink, do believe he is.. Next thing we hear is that Zane is electrifying with ball in hand!! Making defensive lines shiver in their pants when he has ball in hand!!

  • dono - 2013-07-09 08:02

    Damn you Le Roux, how are we ever gonna dominate without you?!?

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 08:21

      Cheetah's B has been overtaken by the Cheetahs...I hear there may be a few Kings players available, rather buy them!

      dono - 2013-07-09 08:51

      Well I heard serf and turf hasn't signed with the bulle and is moving eastbound and down

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 09:06

      Dono jou klein aap, get your facts right

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 09:08

      Once again, Adrian defending his life-partner dono!

      dono - 2013-07-09 09:11

      Brutus, watch this space, big Vic is pulling in too

      dono - 2013-07-09 09:25

      Jennynz I bumped into your mom outside the 7/11 in greenpoint once and unlike the other women of her trade she actually had her mattress fused to her spine! Now comittment I hear you say, all well and good but she hadn't had it replaced since raisin was a pup and it was miff. Didn't stop me but I've had better. She gave me a little background info about you. And truth be told your surname actually is NZ?!? And your toppie was a rebel rouser from the 70's with a bad mullet and an all blacks beenie, hence your obvious high regard of the darkness. But its all based on facts and lies. So when you want to support a real team give the Sharks a call

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 09:30

      Whaaat? Really? Please get her number next time you see her, it's been a while and would dig to catch up! Thanks!

      dono - 2013-07-09 09:37

      Sure thing pal. Bro's before ho's

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:28

      Jimmy, dono is Adrian's toy boy, of which he has a few, like trenam, king kev, nico etc

      dono - 2013-07-09 12:17

      Brutus is the love child of George Michael and Janet Jackson when George went through his straight phase. Don't worry bruto its not your colouring you need to be embarrassed about but rather who your deddy is

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 12:22

      All together for dono ZzzZzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzzzz

      dono - 2013-07-09 12:33

      Well atleast bruto has rythm

      Izzi Max - 2013-07-09 13:14

      It's such a shame that come bok time, so many of you still argue about your petty provincial problems... Dono the sharks need a decent FH.

      dono - 2013-07-09 13:24

      I know they do Izz and so do all Sharks fans, but to have this crap force fed by retards gets a bit much after a while. Besides its so much more fun to rile them up with pointless chirps that gets the juices flowing. Raisin should actually be paying me for this it does her more good than all her pacemakers combined

  • Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 08:30

    Ek wat nie of julle saam stem nie, maar Willie het n moerse attitude probleem ontwikkel. N voorbeeld is toe hy saterdag sommer daai kykweer ding doen nadat hy uit getrap het op die doellyn. Hy moet net rustig raak en dinge doen soos gewoonlik anders gaan hy nie lank hou nie

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-09 09:20

      Stem saam met JC - Brutus weet.

      Lizelle Van Wyk - 2013-07-09 09:56

      Te windgat om lank te hou, wonder hoe voel sy senior spanmaats oor die feit dat hy meer as hulle verdien.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:30

      Ok mr sparkplug Gaydrian zzZzzzzzzzzz tjokker fo$$er

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 12:23

      Two thumbs up in jou hol gekry van jou mof squirts

  • Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 08:39

    Shows how stupid you are raven. You know the national team are made out of players all over sa. Would benefit sa if ppl worried about the problems.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 08:49

      That statement (apart from terrible grammar and spelling) makes absolutely NO sense! Raven only tells it like it is, kinda like a soft touch to the 'Big 5' if you will!

      Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 09:10

      This comment should have been belowe Izak visser comment where she said she doesn't care about wp problems. And what's this big 5?????

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 09:12

      Make up your mind! Firstly I'm trying to get into the girls from Pta's pants and now I'm after Marino's (which according to Stephen Trenam are marine life species, i.e. Great White Sharks...)! Do you not have any thoughts on rugby, or is my sex life pretty much all you can think about?

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 09:12

      Correct Jimmy, Raven keeps the big 5 in check, otherwise it will be big digital PK's all the time! It is really nice to have a decent Bulls lady with us here!

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-09 09:14

      Ok Carl, my bad! 'Big 5' are a bunch of Bull supporters...Fairly knowledgeable chaps :)

      dono - 2013-07-09 09:39

      More like the bad touch

      Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 10:15

      Won't cry over the Lions. I Dnt support sa rugby. I support the All Blacks and all there local teams. The better the local teams are the better the All Blacks will be

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:31

      Carl wild, another parasite of SA tax payers' money

      Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 10:46

      So I'm not allowed to support the All Blacks?

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:59

      You are, just piss to NZ then. Traitors like you make me sick

      Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 11:16

      But I didn't criticized sa rugby or sa teams I criticized you for your comment saying you could not be worried less about western problems. Dnt you want the best for sa rugby.

      Carl Wild - 2013-07-09 11:17

      Then Dnt critisize and break down your own unions.

      Izzi Max - 2013-07-09 13:22

      Big 5 knowledgeable? LOL Yea, maybe, just not with rugby

  • Robert David Allam - 2013-07-09 08:55

    Reading these comments once again shows the unbelievable stupidity of the average Western Province supporters.

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-09 09:21

      Most of us were aware of it before this . . . . .

  • Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-07-09 08:56

    Jou lost willie, jy sou mooi ingepas het by die sharks en hulle tipe spel...

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 09:13

      Explain please?

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-07-09 09:21

      Ons speel hardloop rugby nie soos die bulle wat skop en bid vir die beste nie! Saterdag was weer n goeie voorbeeld, kyk ons 1ste drie van ons eie doelein af...julle driee het van turnovers gekom en n aanslaan!

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-09 09:40

      Riaan, die eerste drie van die sharks was van n onwettige "turnover" en n skop van Lambie.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-09 09:44

      Skoppe per wedstryd gewen, Sharks=25, Bulle= 23.7

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 10:33

      Ag ou Riana, haal jou 1D brille af, daar is al 3d op die mark idioot

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-07-09 12:08

      Dit was n chip nie n skop nie, wat ek bedoel met skop is up en under of n skoonmaak skop. En bismark heel wettig daai bal gesteel nie soos julle laaste drie wat jj aangeslaan het eintlik met dai lucky skoppie van hom!

  • Chop Draad - 2013-07-09 09:13

    Isak Visser - Carel du Plessis son signed for the Sharks from next year, this happened last year already, AC and Wakefield decided the kid is to white, and thus have no talent similar to Hougard, le Roux, JJ, Sadie, Visser, du Plessis(centre), Pollard, and the list go on !!!!!!!! They have rather signed Brache, Klassen, de Allende, Arendse, Carr which all belongs in club rugby. These two morons will run WP Rugby to the ground, then newlands will move to Michells Plein with a grand stand that seats 50 people and soccer will be played at Newlands or they will selll papsakke there !!! the people of Cape Town need to stand up and demand the heads of these idiots !!!!!!!!!!!!

      Omge Klits - 2013-07-09 10:28

      Spot on citizen south of the snoek curtain - wake up to Wakefield.

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-09 09:18

    Willie Wonka

  • Hennie du Plessis - 2013-07-09 09:25

    Now why would a player move to a team lower on the log than his current team ? Make sense to me...

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-09 09:27

    Willie sal nie span haal in die WP nie. Guppies dink ek sou 'n goeie keuse vir hom wees.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-07-09 09:46

      “Suurgat “. Nico is suur as die stormpies verloor, suur as die Bulle wen en veral suur omdat Kobus Wiese nie die stormpies ondersteun nie. Volgens Nico was Kobus Wiese, nooit goed genoeg om vir province te speel nie. Kobus speel van 1988 tot 1996 vir die leeus, hy help hul 2 curriebekers en n Super 10 trofee wen. Cobus was ook deel van die 1995 triomferende wereld beker span. In dieselfde tydperk kon province net 1 curriebeker deel.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-09 10:29

      Blou bollie. WP het die CC vyf jaar na mekaar gewen vanaf 1982 tot 1986 (ek dink dis nog steeds 'n SA rekord). Wiese het al in 1982 matriek gemaak. Nie goed genoeg gewees gedurende daai tyd nie en toe LIons toe gehardloop (of was dit eers Wes-Transvaal). Hou op bollie praat

  • Johan Jordaan - 2013-07-09 09:31

    Baie maklike besluit. Die ander twee unies was nie te vinde om twee miljoen Rand te betaal nie!

  • Richard Gouws - 2013-07-09 09:41

    @Riaan v/d Merwe....daars 1 dng wt j vandag van n Kampioen span moet leer. Hulle soek resultate, hulle hou by dit wat vir hulle werk, statistieke bewys dit! Hulle Fans gee n duit nie om hoe dit kom nie....solank hy Maandag kan breebors rondloop. Ek gani vir 80 minute rond dans oor hardloop rugby en dan suurbek die Stadion of couch verlaat nie. As j vermaak soek, gaan na die Baxter-Teater of gaan kyk n Movie...cause Richie Gouws kyk rugby..Bloubul rugby..Wen-rugby!

  • Tinus Brink - 2013-07-09 10:31

    Ek sou ook nie terug gaan nie. As daar History is, maak dit moeilik. Willie is 'n yster.

  • Boksom Bende - 2013-07-09 10:47

    Sien 'n erge ding kom vir SA rugby. Hoe sal die Stormers en Sharks kan kompeteer vorentoe sonder hulle jaarlikse inspuiting van Cheetah spelers. Die bulle het darem die trick agtergekom en vat hulle sommer uit die skole uit al.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-07-09 10:55

      Hoeveel Cheetahs speel vir die Stormers in vergelyking met WP spelers wat nou vir Vrystaat speel?

  • Neels van Heerden - 2013-07-09 11:06

    Ja bly daar ASB.

  • Israel Levi - 2013-07-09 11:09

    Good choice, the cheetahs, if they keep their players, are going to be even better in the next few seasons. A golden age in cheetah rugby

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-07-09 12:25

      Tjank sniff boe hoe hoeeeeeeeee!!

      Charlton Adonis - 2013-07-09 15:07

      Levi brutus can't stand it when willie is in the headlines..and no bulls players.He can do anything on the field like a magician,even side-step like like the scottish midget he side-step Arno botha to hospital.

  • Jacques - 2013-07-09 11:09

    Great news!

  • Callie Louw - 2013-07-09 12:22

    louw: Ask Rassie what is wrong with WP rugby.

  • Jumbo Algebra - 2013-07-09 14:32

    dankie willie,jy wilmos nou rerig nie gaan choke nie!!

  • Anneline du Plessis - 2013-07-09 16:53

    Mooi so Willie Ons respekteer jou om by Cheethas aan te bly! Mag jy net van krag tot krag gaan!

  • Andre Kriel - 2013-07-10 11:43

    Ons willie hom he nie....

  • Andre Kriel - 2013-07-10 11:46

    Ons willie hom he nie ...

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