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Is Heynee Meyer in trouble with the Bulls

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Feb 07, 2019, 10:17

The following from New24:-

"The Bulls are adamant that young lock Hendre Stassen will return from France to play for them in this year's Super Rugby competition.

According to Netwerk24, the 21-year-old is currently playing for Stade Francais in the Top 14 on a loan agreement but is scheduled to return to Pretoria at the end of March.

Stade Francais are coached by former Springbok and Bulls mentor Heyneke Meyer and there are rumours that Stassen has impressed so much that the Parisian club want to sign him permanently.

He was often utilised at flank by Meyer and has been named player-of-the-match four times by his team-mates.

Stassen, loose forward Hanro Liebenberg and scrumhalf Andre Warner were all loaned to Stade Francais after last year's Currie Cup.

Liebenberg, who captained the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup, and Warner have since returned to Pretoria and the Bulls are adamant that Stassen will report for duty.

"He has a contract with the Bulls and it has to be honoured. We had a loan agreement and it's nothing more than that," Xander Janse van Rensburg, the Bulls' high performance manager, said.

If Stade Francais were to negotiate now with Stassen behind the scenes, it would be in breach of World Rugby's regulations.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are hard at work for Super Rugby and will play a warm-up game against the Sharks in Ballito on Saturday.

They open their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Stormers the following Saturday (February 16)."

I saw Stassen playing a number of times for Stade Francais and he was by some distance the best Stade Francais forward on display.   Now Stade Francais apparently wants to try and get him to break his contract with the Bulls and get him on contract themselves. 

Stade went through a bad patch and dropped from 3 rd on the log to 9 and then got Sanchez at flyhalf and drew in a number of Bulls players to help them out,   They are now back to number 6 on the log,   

However, they have already released Hanro Liebenberg and Warner to return to the Bulls - but is trying to retain Stassen and is not playing ball in terms of the original arrangements between Stade Fracais and the Bulls.    

Feb 07, 2019, 12:58

He is very good I was mightily impressed by him playing CC last year. Hard as nails, a real physical presence.

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