Subject: Derick Hougaard to the Force? Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:10 am
Western Force in talks with former South Africa fly half Derick Hougaard
By Bret Harris April 29, 2009
Derick Hougaard made his Test debut for South Africa against Uruguay at Subiaco Oval during the 2003 Rugby World Cup and, if Western Force have their way, the ground could become his permanent base next year.
The Force are believed to be chasing Hougaard as a marquee import to replace Canberra-bound Matt Giteau next year.
Hougaard, who played 43 Super rugby games for the Bulls and eight Tests for the Springboks, is playing for English club Leicester.
Apart from his playmaking skills, Hougaard is also an excellent goal kicker, having scored 161 points in 14 matches in the Bulls' Super 14 title-winning season in 2007.
Subject: Re: Derick Hougaard to the Force? Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:13 am
I rate him Highly!!!! would be a massive boost for the club
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Subject: Re: Derick Hougaard to the Force? Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:14 am
Yea that would be a real good pick up, is matt giteau going to the brumbies?
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Subject: Re: Derick Hougaard to the Force? Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:15 am
Yeah, he would be a good signing for the Force.
They really need to sign some good players, as they will be losing plenty of top players for next season. Richard Brown is likely to resign with the club, and they are also expected to sign Brett Sheehan and Will Caldwell from the Tahs.
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Subject: Re: Derick Hougaard to the Force? Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:19 am
Hougaard the man that almost never walked again at the hands of the chiropractor Brian Lima.
He is a decent fly half, wont fill the gap left behind from Giteau.