Top 14 club to take legal action against Fourie

French Top14 Club Clermont-Auvergne look set to take legal action against Springbok and Golden Lions centre Jaque Fourie after his apparent change of heart in moving to the club.

On Friday last week his club the Golden Lions released a statement which said they have a ‘fixed-term contract of employment with Jaque Fourie until 31 October 2010’ and that they would not be releasing the Springboks‘ star.

The statement went on to mention that the Lions were defending their rights as Fourie had signalled that he wanted to play for Western Province (the Stormers) who are based in Cape Town South Africa instead of Clermont.

Clermont however claim that they have a letter that is signed by Fourie that ties him to their rugby club for the coming season.

Clermont vice-president Jean-Marc Lhermet told today’s edition of French daily newspaper L’Equipe, “The debate is moving to the legal side, it is going to be sorted out between lawyers.”

“By principle, we are going to go as far as possible.”

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