Pretorius to stay at Cheetahs

2012-09-10 17:02

Cape Town - Cheetahs scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius has confirmed that he will play for the central franchise in next year's Super Rugby competition.

The 28-year-old played for Australian outfit, the Waratahs, in this year's competition after joining as their marquee signing on a two-year deal to replace Wallaby Luke Burgess.

However, he fell out of favour at the union and finished the season as third-choice No 9 behind Grayson Hart and Brendan McKibbin.

Pretorius, currently playing for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup, was initially due to return to Sydney ahead of next year's Super season. However, the Herald Sun's website reported on Monday that the Waratahs decided to release the scrumhalf from their squad.

Pretorius announced via his Twitter account that he'll be staying in Bloemfontein.

"Happy to say, I am staying in bloemmies for next years Super Rugby season!"
he tweeted.


  • ruan.smith.14 - 2012-09-10 17:26

    GOOD NEWS!!!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-10 17:59

      Die Klein Bl!ks3mpie will vir die Bokke speel... Ek dink....

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-10 19:42

      SAkkie for the Snoek???

  • macziekpk - 2012-09-10 17:27

    1. Coenie 2. Bismark 3. Frans Steyn (he is fat enough) 4. Bakkies (forget Wannabeth) 5 Kruger 6. Kolisi 7. F Louw 8. Spies 9. Pretorius 10. Goosen 11. Hougaard 12. Lambie 13. Jordaan 14. Englebrecht 15, W Le Roux

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-10 18:15


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      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-10 18:21

      Net tien foute in jou span.

      macziekpk - 2012-09-10 18:49

      The Coen - fetcher, call carrier, goose stepping extraordinaire The Bis - in your face ball carrier, fetcher, scrummager, thrower inner The Frans - just kidding, but he is fat The Punisher - Bakkies presence is long overdue in the Bok setup (c) The Kroog - The Retief Goosen of rugby, jumps so high in the linout he might be struck by lightning too The Bruss - I would actually start Brussow then bring on the Kol for quota requirements The Flow - can;t handle this guy but he is quite good at rugby The Spiesenator - Better than Vermeulen and better than Alberts and better than most, plus he is ridiculously good looking The Toor - What a scrumhalf. Thought he could follow Jake White and get in the Bok team, but realised too late Jake White resigned and the coach was P Div and now HM. Welcome back to reality The Goose - Looks thick as all hell and pretty sure his momma and poppa are related but can play rugby The Gaard - Fast, elusive, exciting, perfection The Lamb - A bit soft, a bit Clear...for men but the best number 12 this country will ever see The Pietersen - Swapping Jordaan for Pietersen due to quota requirements and he is fat and fast which helps The Engel on the wing - Besides being really really ridiculously goodlooking, he is hard, fast, penetrative, just like me and my girlfriend The Willy - The only truly remarkable braai lighter Fullback in SA rugby at the moment. And grows a vicious beard.

      TravieGrif - 2012-09-11 10:31

      Thank Maczie....I needed a chuckle this morning, and when I had a mental picture of a Bok coach named Maczie reading out the names for his team selection with these explanations, I did have a fat laugh. I think that's called a Frans Laugh? No? Yes??? What do I know, I'm not reading out the team sheet. Jokes aside, I rate Willie le Roux too. I like the way he plays rugga, and I think that he is as tough as nails. Expecting a few yellow cards from him during the season, but nothing wrong with a bit of mongrel!!

  • hugh.olphart - 2012-09-11 09:45

    I really like this guy. Plent spark and how do you Boere say? Rats?

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