Cheetahs lose another lock

2012-10-31 07:46
Carl Wegner (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Cheetahs have lost their fourth lock to club rugby in Europe after Carl Wegner signed with French side Stade Francais.

Wegner joins Izak van der Merwe (Edinburgh), George Earle (Llanelli Scarlets) and Griquas' Frikkie Spies as the fourth lock from the central franchise to head to European clubs. It is still unsure what club Spies will join after he didn't extend his contract with the Kimberley side.

The 21-year-old Wegner, who was Eben Etzebeth's lock partner for the Baby Boks last year, was a star for the Ixias earlier this year in the Varsity Shield which drew the attention of French clubs.

"Carl then took the decision to further his career overseas - despite the fact that the Cheetahs later offered him a two-year contract," his agent, BC du Plessis told the Volksblad website.

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