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Toulon boss calls any president who signs Goosen a ‘bastard’


 Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has called any other club president who signs Johan Goosen, a “bastard”.

Springbok fullback Goosen announced his shock retirement from rugby last week, reportedly to take up a commercial director’s job in South Africa.

Goosen’s French club, Racing 92, were left fuming and threatened the 24-year-old with legal action.

Goosen signed a contract extension with Racing 92 earlier this year, increasing his salary to €500 000 (R7.27 million) per year.

It has widely been speculated that Goosen made the move in an attempt to get out of his contract with Racing 92.

However, on Tuesday there was a twist to the Goosen saga, when he was reportedly linked with a move to English club, Gloucester.

It was reported by the French website Midi Olympique that Goosen could join the English club and has held discussions with Mohed Altrad, who is the owner of French club Montpellier and who is set to become the English club’s majority shareholder.

Boudjellal wasn’t impressed by Goosen’s behavior and was quoted by Rugby Rama website as stating, “Whichever club president signs Goosen next is a bastard.”

“What he does is a breach of his contract. When a player has such an attitude, he must find closed doors everywhere.”

“If a president signs, it puts all the other presidents of the Top 14 in danger. When you sign a contract with a player, you already do not have many rights but many obligations. If a president recruits him, there will be even fewer rights.”

Goosen was named Top 14 Player of the Season for 2015/16 after helping Racing 92 to the French title and reaching the European Rugby Champions Cup final.

Goosen has 13 caps for South Africa since making his debut in 2012, and started at fullback for the Springboks in their most recent Test defeat against Wales.

Goosen moved to France in 2014 after beginning his career with the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.

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  1. I am with him, take it even further and make sure he never play for any club, franchise or national team again.

    When he come just tell him to

  2. Love the Toulon boss… and he’s right… Goosen was a mess when he first came to Racing… they worked with him and shaped him into the player he was in his final season OS. Should never have signed such a huge contract if he had any doubts…

    IMO he’s no big loss to Bok rugby… I’ve never rated him at test level…

  3. If you work for a company and after a few years you get fed up you quit and leave – why can’t a rugby player do the same?

  4. I don’t get it. Either the contract says he can quit or not. If he can, tata. If he can’t, tolon can claim damages. It’s either im contract or not. Owes them fkall unless he’s been injured, then he should repay.

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