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Cheetahs sign three players

Following the loss of Clayton Blommetjies and Uzair Cassiem to the Scarletts, the Toyota Cheetahs moved quickly to add to their player stocks with the announcement that they had signed three new players.

The Cheetahs announced on Tuesday they had added former Kings loose forward Aidon Davis, former Sharks flyhalf Bernard Janse van Rensburg and former Bulls pivot Louis Fouche to their books/

Janse van Rensburg has already joined the team for their training sessions along with Rudy Paige, while Fouche and Davis will join the team on 1 July this year.

The Cheetahs also announced that the “the contracting committee has so far finalised and signed 23 player contracts for the next season and or beyond.

“Currently more negotiations with senior players in the present group and from outside the province, are taking place and will soon be finalised,” the statement said.

Janse van Rensburg is a former SA under-20 player who has been unable to get game time at the Sharks, while Fouche has played for the last two seasons in Japan after three seasons with the Vodacom Bulls.

Davis is also an SA under-20 player and served as vice-captain of the side in 2014. He has spent the past few seasons playing in France for both Toulon and Bayonne.

The Cheetahs also announced they had signed extensions for a number of players – including midfielders Nico Lee and William Small-Smith, wing/fullback Malcolm Jaer and scrumhalf Shaun Venter.

The full list of contract extensions are as follows:

Dian Badenhorst, Jacques du Toit, Luan de Bruin, JP du Preez, Lloyd Greeff, Elandré Huggett, Malcolm Jaer, Nico Lee, Daniel Martens, Rabz Maxwano, Tian Meyer, Ali Mgijima, Junior Pokomela, Sibabalo Qoma, William Small-Smith, Ernst Stapelberg, Boan Venter, Reinach Venter, Shaun Venter, Dennis Visser.


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