Bulls' discards commit to Cheetahs
TRANSFER NEWS: Cheetahs have invested in former Bulls players as they prepare for the Currie Cup and Pro14 seasons.
The Cheetahs have added 11 new players which include a few former Bulls players.
Bulls discard Rudy Paige has extended his stay in Bloemfontein until the end of October 2019 after joining the side this year.
While centre Dries Swanepoel also returns to Bloemfontein after five years with the Bulls.
The powerful centre, Dries Swanepoel has returned to Bloem. The former Grey College headboy and 1st XV captain played Currie Cup and Super Rugby for the Bulls. #Welcome#DriesSwanepoel pic.twitter.com/1BwSPpCiYZ
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) August 7, 2018
Former Bulls flyhalves Tian Schoeman and Louis Fouche will also don the orange and white jersey for upcoming Currie Cup and Pro14 season.
Schoeman returns to South African following his short stint with French club Bordeaux and Fouche joins the Cheetahs from Japanese side Kubota Spears.
The other names on the list include Ruben de Haas, Sharks’ utility back Benhard Janse van Rensburg and Lions lock JP du Preez.
The Cheetahs’ 50-man squad will officially be announced on August 14.
The Cheetahs open their Currie Cup campaign at home against the Blue Bulls on August 17, while they will face Munster in their first PRO14 match on September 1.
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) August 6, 2018
Rudy Paige (scrumhalf, Bulls), Adriaan Carelse (fullback, Boland), Tian Schoeman (flyhalf, Bordeaux), Louis Fouche (flyhalf, Kubota Spears), Ruben de Haas (scrumhalf, USA), Dries Swanepoel (centre, Bulls), Benhard Janse van Rensburg (utility back, Sharks), Walt Steenkamp (lock, Leopards), JP du Preez (lock, Lions), Aidon Davis (loose forward, Toulon), Louis Conradie (lock, Boland).