Strydom Bloem bound

Former Lions flyhalf Louis Strydom has signed for the Cheetahs and will join them for this year’s Absa Currie Cup.

Coach Naka Drotske told local reporters he wants a flyhalf in the Willem de Waal-mould, in other words, a flyhalf with a reliable boot. The Cheetahs thought they had found the answer to De Waal when they signed Chris Rossouw last year, but due to a concussion, Rossouw was forced to retire.

The Cheetahs are currently playing Naas Olivier at pivot, but Olivier is set to return to Griquas at the end of the Super 14. Jacques-Louis Potgieter should also be over his hand ailment by the time the Currie Cup rolls round, so Strydom is likely to be used when Drotske opts to play conservatively.