According to reports, Skipper Badenhorst will also be leaving the Sharks.
The former Affies hooker looks set to join the Cheetahs for the upcoming Super 14, just a day after it was announced that Monty Dumond will be in orange next year. Skipper’s move, though, is a permanent one and he’ll be with the Cheetahs for 2 years. He should come straight into the squad to take Richardt Strauss’s number 16 jersey.
Strauss has already left Bloemfontein to play for Leinster in Ireland.
Another somewhat familiar face in the Cheetahs squad is that of former Bulls winger Rocco Jansen. Ardent fans will remember that Jansen played for the Sharks invitational XV against the Pumas earlier this year, only to be sent packing again. After a stint with the Mighty Elephants in the Currie Cup first division, Jansen has signed with Griquas for the upcoming season and will be available for the Cheetahs Super 14 squad.
There are at least two other tugs-of-love developing, though, with Griquas lock Jacques Lombard named in both the Cheetahs and the Lions training squads. According to the not-very-reliable Lions camp, Lombard is already with them while he negotiates his way out of his Griquas contract. The Lions have also denied speculation that they are trying to sign Chilliboy Rallepele from the Bulls, despite the player himself seemingly being keen on the move.Tweet