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Cheetahs trio head to Ospreys in 'game-changer' development

TRANSFER NEWS: Cheetahs and Ospreys have committed to a ground-breaking new player development partnership deal.

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The partnership between Cheetahs and Ospreys will be beneficial for both clubs as it will enable them to provide future opportunities for growth and development.

As part of the new partnership, Ospreys have signed three players on loan from the South African side, various media reports revealed.

Wing Daniel Kasende, hooker Marnus van der Merwe and scrumhalf Rewan Kruger have joined the Welsh region on short-term moves.

The agreement will also see Ospreys players head in the opposite direction to the Bloemfontein-based team, benefiting from the experience gained playing alongside the Currie Cup winners in South Africa.

A local South African news outlet the  OFM revealed that Ospreys Rugby General Manager, Dan Griffiths is an exciting collaboration.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cheetahs Rugby in what we believe is a game-changer for the player loan system.

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“This partnership will provide our players with unmatched opportunities to grow and develop their skills, while experiencing rugby in a different part of the world.

“We are committed to fostering an environment of continuous improvement while continuing to compete at the highest level.”

Cheetah’s CEO, Ross van Reenen commented: “The new player development partnership between us and the Ospreys is an exciting new opportunity not only for both teams.

“But the sport as a whole and we’re excited to be leading the way. The partnership opens a platform for shared skills and learnings across cultures and styles to help build the development of both teams.”

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Source: OFM 

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