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.Tweet