Rugby

Brussow to captain Cheetahs?

2015-01-17 22:05
Heinrich Brussow (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Heinrich Brussow could be named as the Cheetahs' Super Rugby captain when he returns to Bloemfontein from Japan.

The 28-year-old flank plays for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, who meet the Toyota Verblitz in the first round of the Japanese play-offs on January 25. He will return to the Cheetahs once his team's season in Japan is over.

With Adriaan Strauss leaving for the Bulls, the Cheetahs are looking for a new leader and assistant coach Hawies Fourie confirmed that Brussow is an option.

He told the TimesLIVE website that they will use their friendly matches to give a few players the opportunity to lead the team, but that they were waiting for Brussow to return from overseas before making a final decision.

Fourie said they want to talk to Brussow about the captaincy and that a decision would be made at a later stage.

The Cheetahs will play three pre-season matches - against the Bulls in Polokwane (24 January), Stormers in Cape Town (30 January) and Griffons in Welkom (31 January) - before opening their Super Rugby campaign against the Sharks in Durban on February 14.

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