Former Sharks, Cats and Free State Cheetahs flank Nico Breedt could well link up again with his old Bloemfontein team after ending his stint with French Top 14 club Toulon.
Rugby 365 reports that Breedt has recently left big-spending French Pro D2 champions Toulon after a two-year stint with the club, prompting speculation about where the 29-year-old could turn up in future.
Sources indicate that Breedt is planning to continue his playing career in South Africa, and the Cheetahs seem to be a logical choice for the player, having spend a big part of his career in Bloemfontein, before moving on to represent the Sharks in Super and Currie Cup rugby.
“There has been some talk of Nico coming back to the Cheetahs, but nothing has been set in stone as yet,” Cheetahs assistant coach Helgard Muller told rugby365.com on Friday.
“The rumours are currently running quite high that the player could return, but we’re not certain at this stage.”
Muller went on to confirm that there was also some uncertainty over star eighthman Duanne Vermeulen’s future with the Cheetahs.
“The Cheetahs obviously have to consider Duanne’s movements as well, before anything can be finalised with other players,” said Muller.
Vermeulen was included in Peter de Villiers’ Springbok training squad earlier this year, and has been earmarked as a star of the future.
It would be quite a blow for the Cheetahs if Vermeulen was to quit the Cheetahs for an overseas contract, considering that the player is already highly regarded at the tender age of 22.
The Cheetahs are only just coming to terms with the loss of another loose forward, after Darron Nell accepted an offer recently to play for French Top 14 outfit Castres.Tweet