WP loses out to Frogs

Western Province captain Deon Fourie looks likely to continue his rugby career in France after the conclusion of the Currie Cup.

According to Rugby365, top French club Toulon has made the livewire hooker an offer.

Fourie said he hasn’t made a definite decision yet, but has informed coach Allister Coetzee that he is likely to leave at the end of the year.

“It is still depending on what is going on so I am not going to confirm anything yet.

“Allister [Coetzee] knows that I have had an offer, but I am still focused on the Currie Cup, I am still here until the end of October,” said Fourie.

The 25-year-old Fourie, who showed his versatility by also helping out at loose forward for the Stormers in Super Rugby this year, acknowledged that it may be time for a change of scenery.

“It will be nice, something different. I have been here for eight years now so maybe it is time to move in a new direction,” he said.

Fourie will skipper WP when they take on the Golden Lions in a Currie Cup clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 17:05.



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  13 comments for “WP loses out to Frogs

  1. avatar
    August 23, 2012 at 7:38 am
    Go well Deon, thanks for playing your heart out everytime you pulled the WP or Stormers jersey over your head. All the best for your future.
  2. avatar
    August 23, 2012 at 8:27 am
    WP going to have to try and entice Callie Visagie back… that Ntubeni is too light-weight and Liebenberg is surely in his last seasons or two before heading back over to earn some NH dosh…
  3. avatar
    August 23, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:27 am:

    Agreed. Time to look for a hooker.

  4. avatar
    August 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Sure you missus must be delighted to hear that? ;)


  5. DavidS
    August 24, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Morality this early Methos?
  6. DavidS
    August 24, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Big loss for SA – well done training talent for Europe WP
  7. avatar
    August 24, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Reply to DavidS @ 11:05 am:

    Yep their cupboard at hooker looking decidedly bare other than Liebenberg…

  8. DavidS
    August 24, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Ja and they hate Liebenberg…

    Reasons unknown…

    Callie Visagie may be a choice given that Bandise Maku is the contracted hooker at the Lions, had a great season 2011 and is now coming back into competitive rugby.

  9. avatar
    August 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    With Brannas gone Stormers now have to contract a hooker, openside flanker and an 8thman!! :roll:
  10. avatar
    August 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm
  11. avatar
    August 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Was at 4:18 yesterday… Looks hom die tyd.


  12. avatar
    August 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    Reply to KingPaul @ 1:45 pm:

    Haha… never mind… they have that Jeb… ummm… Jeb guy… and that Tyrone… ummm… yeah that guy… and that other guy Don Quixote… or was it Armand Van Helden?

  13. DavidS
    August 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 2:32 pm:

    Ja but that is early in Escargotland


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