Sharks fullback joins Cheetahs
NEWS: The Cheetahs have added two new players to their squad.
Fullback Rhyno Smith joins the Bloemfontein side on a five-week loan from the Sharks.
The 25-year-old played for the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup and the Sharks XV in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge. He can also play flyhalf or wing.
Lock Sintu Manjezi joined the Cheetahs from the Griquas and is contracted for two years.
Meanwhile, Tapiwa Mafura, will be joining the Cheetahs early November. The wing and fullback is contracted for two years.
The 22-year-old Leopards and North West University fullback capped off a memorable season with selection into the 2018 Varsity Cup Dream Team XV.
He excelled in SA schools’ rugby starring at flyhalf, wing and fullback.
Mafura’s big break came under the current Leopards and NWU Varsity Cup coach Jonathan Mokuena, who included him in the senior Leopards team for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge in 2017.