Johan Goosen in shock return from retirement?

2018-01-22 10:21
Johan Goosen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok Johan Goosen has been linked with a return to the game with French outfit Montpellier.

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Goosen has not played since he retired suddenly from the game when he left Racing 92 at the end of 2016.

But, according to Montpellier owner Mohel Altrad, Goosen is someone the club is looking at for the start of the 2018 season.

"I would say that there is a 30% chance that it will happen," Altrad was quoted as saying by French newspaper Midi Olympique.

"It all depends on the will of his current employer. I remind you that Goosen is still in the squad of Racing. If I can release him, he will strengthen our workforce for the 2018/19 season. But in what state will it be? It will be 18 months that he will not have played."

Goosen, still just 25, has 13 Test caps to his name since making his debut against Australia back in 2012. 

He last played for the Boks against Wales in November 2016, shortly before his retirement.

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