Rugby

Cheetahs invite Boela to train

2014-10-22 11:24
Boela Abrahams (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - After his invitation to train with the Springbok squad in Stellenbosch, the Cheetahs have moved to include Boela Abrahams in their Super Rugby training squad.

The Cheetahs last week named a training group ahead of next year's Super Rugby competition.

They picked three scrumhalves - Sarel Pretorius, Shaun Venter and Tian Meyer - but the Griffons' Abrahams has now also been added, Volksblad reports.

Abrahams was last Sunday invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch ahead of their year-end tour to Europe.

The diminutive 26-year-old, who according to SA Rugby's website is 1.68m and 71kg, kicked a late drop goal to help the Griffons beat the Valke 23-21 in last week's Currie Cup First Division final.

He will now get a chance to impress Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske and perhaps play himself into Super Rugby contention.

Cheetahs' larger Super Rugby training squad:

Forwards
Willie Britz, Jean Cook, Carel Greeff, Nicky Steyn, Oupa Mohoje, Devin Oosthuizen, Tienie Burger, Armandt Koster, Heinrich Brussow, Boom Prinsloo, Francois Uys, Carl Wegner, Jaco Nepgen, Freddie Ngoza, Lood de Jager, Jonathan Adendorf, Maks van Dyk, Luan de Bruin, Rudolph Botha, Ewald van der Westhuizen, Heinrich Roelfse, Martin Bezuidenhout, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Ryno Barnes, Elandre Huggett, Coenie Oosthuizen, Caylib Oosthuizen, BG Uys, Danie Mienie

Backs
Willie le Roux, Coenie van Wyk, Clayton Blommetjies, Gouws Prinsloo, Aubrey McDonald, Johann Sadie, JP du Plessis, Nico Lee, JW Jonker, Vuyo Mboto, Joubert Engelbrecht, Francois Venter, Jonathan Francke, Rayno Benjamin, Raymond Rhule, Cornal Hendricks, Sergeal Petersen, Ederies Arendse, Danie Dames, Joe Pietersen, Francois Brummer, Willie du Plessis, Clinton Swart, Sarel Pretorius, Shaun Venter, Tian Meyer, Boela Abrahams

Injured
Boela Serfontein, Hilton Lobberts, Elgar Watts, PJ Vermeulen

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