Currie Cup

Cheetahs sign Boland's Watts

2012-10-04 09:12
Elgar Watts (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Cheetahs have lured Boland flyhalf Elgar Watts to Bloemfontein in place of the departing Sias Ebersohn.

Ebersohn will head to Australia's Western Force after this year's Currie Cup which prompted the Cheetahs bosses to bolster their flyhalf ranks.

Ebersohn's departure left only Johan Goosen and Riaan Smit as the two pivots for the Free State side.

According to Volksblad, Watts was contracted after attempts to sign Pumas flyhalf JC Roos proved unsuccessful.

Watts, 27, was in Bloemfontein on a trial basis during the Super Rugby rest-period earlier this year, but went back to Boland to prepare for their Currie Cup First Division campaign.

Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie says Watts is an attacking player who will fit nicely into their style of play.

"You look for someone that fits into your game plan. Elgar's kicking needs to improve but as an attacking player he's really good," said Fourie.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Sport Talk

Fixtures
04 September 2015
Blue Bulls v Free State Cheetahs, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
05 September 2015
Sharks v Pumas, Growthpoint Kings Park 15:00
Western Province v Griquas, Newlands Stadium 17:05
Golden Lions v Eastern Province Kings, Emirates Airline Park 19:10
11 September 2015
Eastern Province Kings v Free State Cheetahs, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:10
12 September 2015
Sharks v Western Province, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions, Loftus Versfeld 19:00
Griquas v Pumas, Kimberley 19:10
18 September 2015
Pumas v Eastern Province Kings, Mbombela Stadium 17:00
Western Province v Blue Bulls, Newlands Stadium 19:00
19 September 2015
Golden Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airline Park 14:30
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas, Free State Rugby Stadium 17:05
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The Currie Cup is a thing of the past and attention now turns to the Springboks' end of year tour where they will play Ireland, England, Italy and Wales. How many Test matches will Heyneke Meyer's men win?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.