Bok duo commits to Cheetahs

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss and prop Coenie Oosthuizen have signed a two-year contract extension with the central franchise.

Strauss and Oosthuizen will remain with the Cheetahs until the end of the 2014 season. Coach Naka Drotske told Volksblad that keeping the Springbok front rankers in Bloemfontein will ensure that the Cheetahs remain competitive in the 2013 Super Rugby competition.

Apart from serving as captain in the absence of Juan Smith, Strauss has been one of the Cheetahs’ best players. Oosthuizen forced his way into the Bok side after some powerful Super Rugby showings. His move to tighthead will offset the loss of Cheetahs prop WP Nel, who recently moved to Edinburgh.