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Cheetahs sign Louis Strydom

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 6 May 2009 at 07:38
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The Cheetahs have signed Louis Strydom as flyhalf for this year’s Currie Cup.

“We think Louis is a flyhalf that can attack with his boot. He is a replacement for Chris Rossouw,” said Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske.

Hendrik Cronje reports for Sport 24 that Rossouw retired before the Super 14, which left a void at the Cheetahs. They already have an attacking No 10 in Jacques-Louis Potgieter.

Othr local flyhalves such as Sias Ebersohn, Lionel Cronje and Divan van Zyl are not yet ready for Currie Cup rugby.

With Strydom there, the Cheetahs will also have the option of fielding Potgieter at fullback. There is some doubt whether the Cheetahs’ first-choice fullback, Wilton Pietersen, will be able to play again after his auto accident.

Springbok fullback Bevin Fortuin is also training hard and is keen to win back his place in the Currie Cup side.


  • I wonder if he is burning the candle at both ends or if he has been dropped by Bayonne.

    Published on 23 February 2009.
    South African flyhalf Louis Strydom has signed for the French Top 14 team Bayonne.

    News 24 reports that the 28-year-old joins from Johannesburg’s Golden Lions, where he has played since 2007 and for whom he featured in four Currie Cup matches, scoring 10 points.

    Strydom, who will begin training with his new teammates on Monday, will provide an alternative to the Australian veteran Manuel ‘Manny’ Edmonds, who has been heavily relied upon since the start of the year.

    The other flyhalves in the squad, Daniel Larrechea and Mathieu Maillard, have failed to convince coaching duo Jean-Phillipe Coyola and Thierry Mentieres.

    Bayonne have also prolonged the contract of front row forward Pierre-Philippe Lafond. He joined the club from Brive in the summer of 2007 and is now contracted to the Basque club until 2012.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.05.09 07:41:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • The Cheetahs are really scraping the barrel now. :roll:

    Why couldn’t they flippen sign De Waal from us??

    Oh wait, Rassie actually rates the guy.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.05.09 07:44:54 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • 10 points in 4 games! What a machine :-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.05.09 07:46:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • “We think Louis is a flyhalf that can attack with his boot. He is a replacement for Chris Rossouw,” said Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske.

    Unlike rory that attacks with the fist. or luiaki that attacks with no arms.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.05.09 07:53:44 by try time Reply

    Super Rugby player
  • @try time (Comment 4) :
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Surely it would make more sense to invest in a young FS laaitie instead?

    Now they will probably leave for another province and then we will have to drag out the sackcloth and ashes every time certain bloggers visit…

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.05.09 08:26:58 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : i agree free state need to work out a way to look after their laaitjies. they moan about limited budget but you aren’t going to get sponsors and fans interested if you keep losing the good players to other provinces. another system that will work is centralising our top players and sa rugby shares them out to the unions. that way unions can focus on their backup talent and top players aren’t sitting in the stands because a union has too many players in one position. a good example of this is the sharks that have four top quality props while stormers have none. guys like pat cilliers don’t get to see game time to grow and add to the skilled talent pool.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.05.09 08:40:18 by try time Reply

    Super Rugby player
  • how can we expect the stormers and cheetahs to help out the bulls and sharks, when they steal or hog extra players. sa rugby needs to stop this stupid unionism that has been going on forever.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.05.09 08:41:49 by try time Reply

    Super Rugby player
  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) :

    Sias Ebersohn??

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.05.09 08:48:35 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • Louis was planning to return for the Currie Cup all along after going to France when he didn’t make the Lions Super 14 squad

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.05.09 15:16:16 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

    walter van Lions WorldCurrie Cup player
  • In hindsight the Lions probably feel they should have picked Strydom for the squad and started him at 10 in every game, he couldn’t have done worse than AP

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.05.09 15:17:57 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

    walter van Lions WorldCurrie Cup player
  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 10) : i actually felt ap made some decent breaks. more than frans has made this season. his kicking and speed haven’t been marvellous though.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.05.09 15:24:53 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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