In what is regarded as an significant coup for Cheetahs rugby, Volksblad reported this morning that it is confirmed that Johann Sadie, the promising WP star, who joined the Bulls earlier this, is heading to Bloemfontein to join the Cheetahs. It is believed that he will flourish in the Cheetahs playing pattern. Lack of game time, and a host of other players in the center position at the Bulls led to the players frustration.
Whilst the Cheetahs are not involved in further participation of the Super 15, some interesting players signings bode well for the Cheetahs 2013 season. Of course more players will sign, and some will leave, but it is interesting to note the movements.
Cheetahs Player Pool - 2013?
Players in italics may still be available for selection. (Highlighted denotes new players in franchise from 2012)
Props: Coenie Oosthuizen, Trevor Nyakane, Marcel vd Merwe, Ivan Espag, Lourens Adriaanse, Ross Geldenhuys, Pieter Stemmet.
Hooker: Adriaan Strauss, Hercu Liebenberg, PW van Vuuren, Matt Dobson, Simon Westraad
Locks: Walti Vermeulen, Andries Ferreira, Martin Muller, Edwin Hewitt, Frikkie Spies, Jaco Nepgen, Francois Uys, Ligtoring Landman
L/Forwards: Heinrich Brüssow, Burger Schoeman, Wesley Wilkins, Lappies Labuschagne, Kabamba Floors, Phillip van der Walt, Juan Smith, Justin Downey, Jonothan Adendorff, Boom Prinsloo, Frans Viljoen, Leon Karemaker, Chase Minnaar, Davon Raubenheimer
SH: Piet van Zyl, Kevin Luiters, Piet Rademan, Jacques Coetzee, Tewis de Bruyn, Enrico Acker, Marnus Hugo, Sarel Pretorius
FH: Johan Goosen, Marnitz Boshoff, Francois Brummer, Riaan Smit
Centers: Andries Strauss, Barry Geel, Phillip Snyman, Robert Ebersohn, Matt Rosslee, JP Nel, Walter Venter, Wilmaure Louw, Stefan Watermeyer, Robbie van Schalkwyk, Johan van Schalkwyk, Johann Sadie.
Wings: Cameron Jacobs, Willie le Roux, Rocco Jansen, Jamba Ulengo, Richard Lawson, Luzuko Vulindlu, Dusty Noble, Jannie Boshoff
FB: Hennie Daniller, Nico Scheepers.