Re: Goosen on the "run" from Racing
It's been ongoing for some time.
Goosen came back from 4 Nations with an SA offer in his pocket.
Problem was he's under contract but he played funny buggers and alienated himself between Boss and Coaches and Team.
There's another side issue when he joined Racing Lorenzetti gave Goosen's parents a 400k loan to buy a farm (could've been a salcap sidestep
) Now that's up in the air too.
This isn't without precedence Toulouse took international prop Califano who went to NZ to play whilst under contract to court and he was fined a very significant amount 150,000 euros
Alfie escaped similar by an off the record Cardiff / Tlse agreement after he left for a funeral, never returned and he and his agent had forgotten that Tlse had an additional 1 yr option! Despite Tlse call he pleaded injury but trained with the Welsh squad and went on tour with them. Then end of Season he signed for Cardiff.It was a dirty business.
Same happened when another Welsh centre/wing player Dafydd X(name escapes me) who had agreed to sign for Aix-en-Provence and was training with them when he had a call that is son was ill and he never returned having signed for Cardiff
The Goosen affair has been rumbling with other interference too involving other Clubs....