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Former Western Province and Boland flyhalf Isma-eel Dollie will go on trial with Australian Super 14 team the Brumbies in Canberra later this week.


Dollie’s father, Ganief, told the Cape Times that his son had approached the Brumbies and that they had invited him for a trial.


Dollie currently has not contract as his WP contract ended on October the 31st this year.


Dollie’s father says that he was sad to see his son having to go outside South Africa to look for work, “Firstly, I just want to say that Isma-eel has not signed with the Brumbies. He is just going to Canberra on a trial basis,” he said.


“He was actually forced to go there because no-one offered him a Super 14 contract in South Africa.


“He has been playing Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup rugby for the past two seasons, but he has not been given a chance to prove himself in the Super 14.


“He really wants to play at that level, and this trial with the Brumbies gives him a chance to hopefully fulfil that dream.”


Isma-eel played flyhalf at SA Under-21 level under Bok coach Peter de Villiers in 2006.


His father added that the Brumbies were not the only team that were contacted with a view to signing Dollie. “He is 23 now and wants to play top-level rugby.


“He also needs to earn a proper living. He has also sent his CV to many teams in France, England, Australia and New Zealand, so we are also awaiting answers from them.”

 

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