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.