Wednesday’s rugby news has Kane Douglas confirming his move to Leinster, Rebels chasing Welsh playmaker, Jake White in trouble with the Brumbies and Quade Cooper needing an oil change.
Douglas signs with Leinster
Wallabies and Waratahs second rower Kane Douglas has confirmed he will join Irish club Leinster at the end of the year. The 14 test Wallaby is yet another player who has decided to abandon the possibility of playing in the World Cup. At just 24 years old, Douglas hopes to play for the Wallabies again one day.
Douglas said “It’s a big decision but one which I am extremely comfortable with”
”I value the Wallaby jumper and cherished every moment when wearing it”
Leinster coach Matt O’Connor said “For a young guy he already has a wealth of rugby knowledge and experience under his belt and we also feel that he has the right character to succeed at Leinster.”[/one_half]
Rebels Chasing Hook
The Melbourne Rebels have allegedly offered Welsh five-eight James Hook a two year contract with the club.
Hook’s French club Perpignan has been relegated from the Top 14 . After news was released that he was prepared to use his release clause in his contract, four different countries began to chase for his services.
Hook has played 75 tests for Wales beginning in 2006. He also played for the British and Irish Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009.
His experience and stability would be beneficial in a young Rebels team. [/one_half]
Jake White in Trouble
The Brumbies have gone to the courts in order to chase up $25 000 which they say Jake White owes to the club. White owes the money after he violated a non-compete clause in his contract. He was allegedly handed papers on the 10th of May – the friday before the Sharks’ match with the Brumbies.
Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards said, “Yes, we are in dispute with Jake White but we cannot comment further as it’s a matter before the courts,”[/one_half]
Quade needs an Oil Change
Quade Cooper is using his time off to refresh so he will be able to return in peak condition. Cooper remains optimistic that he will still participate in the Wallabies domestic test season.
He said, “I’m getting a bit of an oil change you know”
“I’m just looking forward to actually my body feeling right; 100 per cent. Getting my hip cleaned up a little bit and making use of this time off.” [/one_half]