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BathMatt53
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Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 13:57
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Welcome news indeed!



[Adoptee 18/19: Man Mountain Dave Attwood, back in the BB&W and ready to smash]

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 13:59
Excellent.

 
dr.bath1865
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:01
Excellent +2.

 
dcsh
dcsh (IP Logged)

Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:02
Good news. Is this just a one year deal to cover for Beno being out or something longer term?

 
HMilner
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:08
Congrats and welcome to van Rooyen! Looks a handy player based upon his highlights. Love a prop with hands and the Lions have been so strong at set piece in the last 3 years I am excited to see what else he can add to our pack in that element too!



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HMilner
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:09
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Adopted players: 2017-18 Shaun Knight; 2018-19 Jonathan Joseph

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:10
Doesnít say, but with various props coming to the end of their contracts this year I would have thought that an impressive season would mean him staying longer?



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ken_jnr
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:10
Fitness permitting, the 1 shirt looks in fine health.

Still think we could have done with another 3 with Thomasís injury record and Pereniseís age.

If we can keep the front rows and our locks fit and rotating our tight work should step up a few notches this year.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:14
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dr.bath1865
Excellent +2.

+3

Looked a really good player the times I saw him in Super Rugby and not in the SA squad which is even better news.



Tom Dunn - Adopted player 2018/19

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:39
Question is do we have enough red meat in Bath to keep him fed ? Good signing Bath, very impressed.

 
benjbath
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 14:52
Looks a fantastic signing and pretty sure he is as comfortable at 3 as he is at 1. Perfect really.

Based on last season our front row looks in fine fettle with everyone fit:

1. Obano, Catt, Noguera
2. Dunn, Batty, Walker
3. Van Rooyen, Thomas, Lahiff

As a top three front rowers IMO per position thatís very exciting cos not only is Lahiff an animal capable of playing 1 as well, but Noguera and Walker especially come with some serious potential thatís been hampered somewhat during their time at Bath. I am aware injuries atm are a hindrance, but for the future thatís 9 back rowers, most of whom are potential internationals who are currently just avoiding selection; the perfect scenario and Van Rooyen really aids that...

 
Ali1969
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 17:46
Superb news sort of tempered Flo goimg off to SA. If we can keep him fit he is worth his weight in gold - a prop who can operate at the highest level in both sides of the scrum.

Can only imagine that we have signed him with an option to extend given AP is coming to the end of his career and Obanos horrific injury no one knows how or if he will return to full fitness, hopefully yes bit you just don't know the same with Catt thsi season is a real make or break for him injury wise.

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 19:54
Welcome Jacques. Lets hope you can bring some of your obvious physicality to Bath's play, and prove a monster in the scrum. Atters may have found another 'supporter' in his physical role! Lets hope so.



Adopted player 2018/19 Semesa Rokoduguni

The Rock that is Semesa and how he will be rocking this season.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
06 August, 2018 23:35
Excellent news. Badly needed.

 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: Van Rooyen signs
07 August, 2018 14:31
Great article and 6 minute video clip on Chron online - most tries and clean breaks for a prop one season!

 
Bath Supporter Jack

Re: Van Rooyen signs
07 August, 2018 17:29
He really does look good........lets hope he does not get broken in a pre-season friendly!!!

 
gaz59
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
07 August, 2018 17:33
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Bath Supporter Jack
He really does look good........lets hope he does not get broken in a pre-season friendly!!!

I'd worry more about him breaking others in pre-season training

 
copester
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Re: Van Rooyen signs
08 August, 2018 06:37
Very happy with the signing. will he be first choice over Catty and Paz or play tighthead?



adopted player 18/19. Cooper Vuna.


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