Blommetjies returns to Cheetahs after horror season in Europe
SQUAD UPDATE: Fullback Clayton Blommetjies will be playing Currie Cup rugby for the Free State Cheetahs.
Netwerk24 revealed that the Cheetahs have brought in Blommetjies after Malcolm Jaer was ruled of the entire Currie Cup with a groin injury.
The 28-year-old Blommetjies was released by Scarlets after being with the Welsh side for one season after joining from the Cheetahs.
He failed to make an impact with the Scarlets and played in just six matches before being loaned out to English side Leicester Tigers.
Former Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac was not happy with Blommetjies’ fitness levels.
“We do things a bit differently from the Cheetahs and expectation on the players is to be in a certain shape and Clayton has a bit of work to do in that area,” Pivac said at the start of last season.
The Free State Cheetahs open their tournament with a challenging fixture against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday, July 19.
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