Taute keen for fullback role

2012-10-25 07:45

Cape Town - Springbok utility back Jaco Taute says he would like to be considered at fullback when he plays for the Stormers in next year's Super Rugby competition.

Taute's loan agreement from the Lions was made official on Wednesday, with the 21-year-old set to return to the Johannesburg side after the Super competition.

However, he indicated could decide to extend his stay in Cape Town.

"My contract with the Lions expires next season. So I could stay on with the Stormers if I wanted to. But we'll see how things go in 2013," he said.

Despite featuring at outside centre for the Springboks recently, he told Die Burger's website he'd like to fight for the Stormers' No 15 jersey next year.

"I don't have a fixed position, but would really like to be considered at fullback. Obviously I'd also play centre if required. My strong point at fullback is my attacking game. I can also play a tactical game because I mainly played flyhalf at school."

Taute will fight it out with Gio Aplon and Joe Pietersen for the No 15 jersey at the Stormers.

Meanwhile, it was also reported that Taute's team-mate at the Lions and Boks, Elton Jantjies, now looks certain to join him in the Cape. Jantjies is also expected to sign a loan agreement.


  • johannes.chokers - 2012-10-25 07:53

    I cant wait to see this boy playing in the blue and white hoops, thank you WP and Cheeky for stuffing the Lions!!!! Now we can actually be gooder in WP!!!! With all the stolen players!!!

      steyts - 2012-10-25 08:46

      I believe the word you are looking for is "better"... "Gooder" is a terrible word!! As for the sarcasm, it is the worst form of humour...

      johannes.chokers - 2012-10-25 08:49

      Thank you steyts, being a province fan i got a bit agter, you know withs all the dissapointment in my life!!!! I really appriciated the help!!!

      steyts - 2012-10-25 08:57

      Grapgat tot die einde toe ne!!!!!!!!! haha

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-25 12:51

      BUT WHAT ABOUT JOE!!!!!!!!!!?????????? and GIO???????!!!!!!!!! Midgets are getting the short end of the stick

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-25 15:03

      Ignore the nurse folks.

  • - 2012-10-25 08:27

    Dude don't make the Ruan Pienaar, Frans Steyn, Pat Lambie, Brent Russel mistake. These and others have screwed up their careers by moving positions. If it's fullback that's cool but don't skip around. Don't become a jack of all trades master of none. Became a master of one.

      johannes.chokers - 2012-10-25 08:50

      Became??? Is you stupid like I??? *Become* - 2012-10-25 09:58

      :) Ag it were a oomblik of weakness, my jean pant are baie tight and miskien it were cutting the circulation to my brain. Maar dis okay now, I are wearing my blou bul rugby broekie.

      johannes.chokers - 2012-10-25 10:53

      Bly jy erken darm jy is n Blou Bul!!! - 2012-10-25 11:39

      I am actually a Sharks supporter but to have made such a basic error (probably a typo though) and to talk in character I had to be a bull for a few minutes. Where have you ever see a bull with the balls to make fun of himself? Had I been a bull my reply would have been laced with profanity regarding your mother, your aunty's cousin etc. :)

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-25 12:33

      aj, thats why I hate these trolls, hulle maak ons Bulle se naam gat en dan dink julle kapenaars, dis normaal vir n Blou Bul om soos n @ss op te tree!!!!

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-25 12:52

      I am a master of bate - 2012-10-25 13:11

      Jaco unfortunately you are 100% correct, and that does not just go for this site it goes for my regular site as well as all other sites. :( Not because they are trolls though, but some of them are either very happy or very \die moer in\ there is no middle of the road. :( And don't even mention making fun of him/her. Although it's okay for them to do it. - 2012-10-25 13:16

      @masterbater. It's not 'coz you leave them speechless it's because nobody can pronounce your name. Oh and it's beter to be a master baiter (which is what I'm hoping you meant) than a masturbater. ;)

  • steyts - 2012-10-25 08:35

    Taute is definitely better than either Aplon or Petersen at 15! Aplon should play wing in vd Heevers' place and Joe should play off the bench...

  • seanread.crisp - 2012-10-25 09:12

    Sick! I'm glad he's decided this! \r\n\r\nGroom, Jantjies, Habs, JdV, JdJ, Aplon, Taute...that's a power backline with a fh that can put them into space! \r\n\r\nStormers 2013 should be a strong team...can't wait!!

      johannes.chokers - 2012-10-25 10:54

      What is sick, jy deurmekaar of wat?

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-25 12:55

      The most midget backline I have ever seen. THey will definitely be short on tries

  • ockie.barnard.9 - 2012-10-25 13:45

    With Jantjes and Taute to the Stormers next year, I wonder where Mapoe will end up. These 3 are all exciting players and the SA Franchises will definitely benefit from the decision to oust the lions from next year's S15. No wonder, they voted against the Lions.

      unclejb.vansiths - 2012-10-25 15:14

      Dont think Mapoe has the clause of being able to sign at another franchise if the Lions dont play super rugby(like Taute and Jantjies). So unfortunately he has to stay at the Lions

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-25 17:15

      Mapoe is going to the Bulls

  • Gerrit - 2012-10-27 12:44

    The miracle team, mainly from Transvaal!!! 15: Andre Joubert (Natal) 14: James Small (Natal) 13: Japie Mulder (Transvaal) 12: Hennie le Roux (Transvaal) 11: Chester Williams (Western Province) 10: Joel Stransky (Natal) 9: Joost van der Westhuizen (Northern Transvaal) 8: Mark Andrews (Natal) 7: Reuben Kruger (Northern Transvaal) 6: Francois Pienaar (Transvaal) 5: Hannes Strydom (Transvaal) 4: Kobus Wiese (Tansvaal) 3: Balie Swart (Transvaal) 2: Chris Rossouw (Natal) 1: Os du Randt (Free State)

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