Franco van der Merwe

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Scarlets tracking the hottest young forward talent in Welsh regional rugbyBlues takes out Sarel Pretorius of Dragons. (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
Blues takes out Sarel Pretorius of Dragons. (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency) Money reasons were behind the exit of Franco van der Merwe in the summer without the South African playing a game for the Arms Park team, but the presence of... Read more
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The Wales hopefuls who impressed and the ones who didn'themisphere, where they faced Tonga and Samoa, making his Test debut. And the r
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
hemisphere, where they faced Tonga and Samoa, making his Test debut. And the release of South Africa international Franco van der Merwe is benefiting him because Davies is getting plenty of game-time. Just 21, he’s the epitome of the... Read more
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The inside story behind rugby's most controversial transfer sagaFranco van der Merwe has given the full inside story on how he ended up leaving
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
Franco van der Merwe has given the full inside story on how he ended up leaving Cardiff Blues without playing a game for the region. The Springbok second row’s on-off move to the Arms Park and his eventual release because of financial concerns... Read more
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Gwyn Jones tears apart Cardiff Blues chairman Peter Thomasthe offer of a fresh deal following alleged behind the scenes wranglings over b
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
the offer of a fresh deal following alleged behind the scenes wranglings over budget cuts, which resulted in star signing Franco van der Merwe being shipped off to Aviva Premiership London Irish without playing a game for the Blues. Jones... Read more
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Chaotic Cardiff Blues should easily be Wales' top regionto scrummaging, a shortage of power at lock and with an injection of youth need
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
to scrummaging, a shortage of power at lock and with an injection of youth needed at No.8. South Africa international Franco van der Merwe may have provided the size, experience and gnarled leadership they lacked at lock but cost-cutting... Read more
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The real reasons Danny Wilson is leaving Cardiff Bluesat around £4.95m, down a couple of hundred thousand or so from what was origina
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
at around £4.95m, down a couple of hundred thousand or so from what was originally planned as a result of Springbok lock Franco van der Merwe being released due to financial issues.Read More As I understand it, the proposal from the board for... Read more
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Forget the PR guff, this is another dark day for Cardiff Bluesno bottomless pit of money anywhere in Welsh rugby.Dale McIntosh and Paul John
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
no bottomless pit of money anywhere in Welsh rugby.Dale McIntosh and Paul John during trainingRead More But the signing of Franco van der Merwe and his subsequent release to London Irish before he’d played a single game undermined Wilson in a way... Read more
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Cardiff Blues win but lack of grunt is a concerngrunt at forward will remain a major problem. It just highlights what a major
walesonline / Posted 29 days ago
grunt at forward will remain a major problem. It just highlights what a major decision it was to rip up the contract of Franco van der Merwe who would have given them some firepower at lock. The former South Africa lock is a big, powerful and... Read more

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