Cheetahs (and former Stormers) flyhalf Chris Rossouw has announced his retirement. The 32-year-old will not be available for the central union’s Super 14 squad, citing recurrent concussion as the reason for his withdrawal.
Rossouw’s withdrawal leaves the Cheetahs looking a little thin at flyhalf, with the currently-injured Jacques-Louis Potgieter the front-runner to start in the number 10 jersey when the competition kicks off in February. Griquas flyhalf Conrad Barnard and Free State utility back Tewis de Bruyn are other options available to coach Naka Drotske.
Rossouw has suffered numerous concussions over the years and has opted to take medical advice that he should not play again. He intends to stay in Bloemfontein and may assist the Cheetahs squad as a kicking coach.
We’d like to wish Chris all the best for the future.Tweet