Tue 23 Jul 2019 | 11:26

Promising WP wing joins Cheetahs

Promising WP wing joins Cheetahs
Tue 23 Jul 2019 | 11:26
Promising WP wing joins Cheetahs

TRANSFER NEWS: Cheetahs continue to boost their backline stocks as they managed to sign a highly-rated 22-year-old Cape Town wing.

The Pro14 side have already signed Springbok veteran Ruan Pienaar and Sharks utility back Rhyno Smith now, the Bloemfontein side secured the signature of former Stellenbosch University wing Duncan Saal.

Saal will be joining the Cheetahs for the 2019/20 PRO14 season.

The 22-year-old who has won the Varsity Cup title with the Maties was named in the Stormers Super Rugby squad for 2019, however, he did not get any game time at the Cape franchise.


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At the age of 19, Saal, scored his first Varsity Cup hat-trick when he crossed the whitewash on three occasions against the University of Pretoria Tuks. In 2017 he repeated the feat, but this time against the arch-rivals, the University of Cape Town Ikeys. In 2018 he achieved his third hat-trick when the scored three time against the University of the Free State Shimlas in Stellenbosch.

The wing was named in the Varsity Cup Dream title in 2017 and in 2018.

He has previously represented Western Province in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge. In 2017 Saal was a part of the Western Province team which won the U21 Championship.

Saal will be reunited with former Maties coach Hawies Fourie, who will take up the role as Cheetahs head coach next season.

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