Great news for Cheetahs fans is that Reniel Hugo wo;; be returning to the franchise following a short stint in Japan.
He did not have allot of game time at the Japanese Club Toyota Verblitz and will be happy to get more time on the park when he meet up with his old teammates.
Hugo was part of the Cheetahs Currie Cup side that won the competition and was on good form for them in the PRO14 before he left for Japan.
He will be joining Carl Wegner who also re-joined the Cheetahs.
Hugo told OFM Sport that he looks forward to his return and he can’t wait to play with Wegner again.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to the Cheetahs. I had some really fond memories while I was there in Bloemfontein.
“I am excited to be joining up with the team again and playing in the PRO14.
“It’s going to be nice to play with Carl. We formed a close bond over the years. When we were playing in Japan we actually spoke about it being nice if we were able to play together again in South Africa, and now there is another chance for us.
“It is also going to be nice to work with Hawies Fourie, Corniel van Zyl and the rest of the guys.
“Really looking forward to this new challenge and chapter in my life. I’m excited to get going and hopefully, we can get to playing rugby again, sooner rather than later.”
Hugo will report for duty at the Cheetahs on 1 July.