WE HAVE ISMA -EEL DOLLIE LIVE IN STUDIO THIS SAT FROM 8-9AM.
HE WILL BE ON THE COUCH ON HEART 104.9FM
THE COUCH IS RUN BY MARTIN MYERS, EGON SECONDS AND DAVID BROOKE WITH HOST SAM ROY CHAIRING THE SHOW
JOIN US ON THE COUCH FROM 8- 9AM
Cape Town – Brumbies coach, Andy Friend, believes former South African under-21 and Emerging Boks fly-half, Isma-eel Dollie, is a highly talented fly-half that is good enough to play Super 14 rugby.
“I really rate Ish as a player who has the ability to control a game,” Friend said on Wednesday.
“He is very quick, has good feet, great ball skills, but his great strength is his ability to control a game. In the Super 14 competition you need a smart footballer like him to put you in the right position on the field,” he said.
The former Western Province and Boland fly-half was a member of Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, enlarged Bok squad, but did not get one minute game-time with the Western Province’s Currie Cup side and the Stormers franchise to prove himself.
After being told that he does not fit into the Stormers plans, the 24-year old decided to move to the Brumbies academy last year to work his way through the ranks.
According to Friend, the Canberra based franchise however already had three contracted players with the ability to play in the pivot position.
“I really rate Dollie as a quality player, but unfortunately for him we already had Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano on our books. Gene Fairbanks (a centre) was also considered as an option in the number 10 jersey. That was the only reason why Dollie was not offered a contract. If any of these players had picked up an injury, Dollie would have come into the reckoning,” Friend said on Wednesday before his team’s clash with the Stormers on Friday night at Newlands
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