Griquas grab Tahs lock

Former Bulls and Waratahs lock Hendrik Roodt has joined Griquas ahead of the Currie Cup.

After failing to make his mark with the Tahs, Roodt returns to South Africa and will join Griquas from Monday. He’s contracted with Kimberley-based union until 31 October but he may be used by the Cheetahs in the 2011 Super 15.

The 23-year-old made his Super Rugby debut for the Tahs against the Stormers this year. He’ll be a valuable addition to the Griquas side and provide some much needed depth to the Cheetahs in next year’s Sanzar competition.

Roodt won the 2008 Vodacom Cup with the Blue Bulls and has also represented the Emerging Springboks.