Cheetahs sign deals with 7 midfielders
Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs have announced that seven
centres, including captain Francois Venter, have signed new deals to continue
playing in Bloemfontein in 2017.
Joining Venter in inking a contract is Ali Mgijima, William
Small-Smith, Michael van der Spuy, Nico Lee, Lihleli Xoli and Tertius Kruger.
Captain Venter embarked upon his third campaign with the
Cheetahs in 2016 after transferring from the Bulls following the 2013 Super
Rugby season. The hard-running centre was a member of the South African Under-20
team that competed in the 2010 and 2011 Junior World Championships.
He made his debut for the Bloemfontein-based team against
the Lions in February 2014 and has become a mainstay in the XV in recent years.