SA player drain continues
3 May 2006
The player drain from South Africa is continuing unabated with the news that veteran Western Province flank Hendrik Gerber and under-utilised Cats star Gerhard Vosloo will be moving to France.
Gerber will go to Brive, while Vosloo has signed for Castres. Both men have had minimal time in Super 14 rugby this year and are clearly looking for a new challenge.
Former Springbok wing Pieter Rossouw told the Cape Times the loss of Gerber was a particularly big blow for rugby in the Cape. “Losing Hendrik will be a setback for any team, but he was No 1 last year and now he is No 7. The experienced players are being shipped out
to make way for youngsters.”
Rossouw recently sung the praises of the hard-running Vosloo in the Cape Times, saying he was deserving of a spot in the Springbok squad.
“Gerhard has played very well this year and is one of a few loose forwards who can carry the ball over the advantage line. I definitely feel he deserved a place in the group. But I notice that he seems to have been dropped from the Cats side,” said Rossouw.