Rugby players retire all the time, but it is not often that you will find the global rugby community express a collective sense of loss when a player decides to hang up his boots for good.
The Cheetahs are doing everything within their powers to try and stop loose forward Juan Smith from moving to France.
So drie weke terug het ons ‘n artikel geplaas wat Brendon Shields as ‘n brief aan Vrystaat Cheetahs se president, Harold Verster, geskryf het. Verster het die brief gesien en dit belangrik genoeg gedink om te antwoord op die vrae…
Dear Oom Harold…
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Brenden Nel, for SuperRugby.co.za, has reported that WP and Stormers rugby has made a massive offer to Cheetahs and Springbok loose-forward, Heinrich Brussow.
Harold Verster, current president of the Freestate Cheetahs Rugby Union (FRU) has been asked to postpone his retirement.
In almost as many weeks the Cheetahs was forced to select their 5th captain for the season as Andries Strauss was ruled out for 12 weeks.
They might have lost stand-in captain, Adriaan Strauss, to a broken hand, but the Cheetahs received a massive boost ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Bulls as Juan Smith was declared fit to lead the side.
Sharks coach John Plumtree delivered on his promise that captain John Smit will be used anywhere in the front row as when he picked him at loosehead for their clash against the Cheetahs this weekend.
The Cheetahs managed to rope in a major sponsor just days before the start of the Super Rugby series when it was announced on Wednesday that Toyota is the company that has come to their rescue.
The Cheetahs were dealt a cruel early-season blow when captain Juan Smith was ruled out of the Super Rugby showdown with the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Something did not feel right when the “bigger, better, longer” expanded Super 15, sorry Vodacom Super Rugby series, was launched in Midrand during the week.
Some news and information that does not deserve its own thread, but you might still find interesting.
As hard as the Cheetahs players and coaches try to stay competitive each year, their administration seems hell-bent on derailing their efforts.