Cheetahs sign Shaun Venter

2013-08-07 07:46

Cape Town - The Cheetahs have confirmed the signing of promising Pumas scrumhalf Shaun Venter on a two-year deal.

Venter, 26, was loaned to the Kings for this year's Super Rugby competition where he caught the eye of many a rugby pundit with his slick service and astute tactical game.

According to the Volksblad website, he will return to play for the Pumas in this year's Currie Cup First Division, before joining the Cheetahs on November 1 for two years.

He will replace Springbok scrumhalf Piet van Zyl who recently signed with the Bulls.

Venter, Sarel Pretorius and Kevin Luiters - who recently also extended his stay until the end of 2014 - will be the Cheetahs' scrumhalves in next year's Super Rugby competition.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské expressed his joy in signing Venter.

"The yardstick for any player to see if he will make it is Super Rugby. (And) Shaun showed this year that he can do it. We are excited about his future at the Cheetahs and believe he can go far in his career," said Drotské.


  • Anthonie Van Bosch - 2013-08-07 07:56

    Goeie nuus !!!!!!!!!! Go Vrystaat!

  • Danie Fick - 2013-08-07 08:28

    Goeie speler om te kry na die vertrek van Piet.... Hoop die laaitie geniet die Vrystaat rugby!! go States

      Gert Van Wyk - 2013-08-07 09:57

      Net jammer hy het n jaar verloor by die Kings

  • Robert Doubell Jnr - 2013-08-07 09:03

    Great! he is going to be better than Piet!

  • Quota Domino - 2013-08-07 09:14

    soos in die dae van 1980 - 1995 .... spelers gaan weg by die OP en word Springbokke ...

      Christie Moller - 2013-08-07 09:17

      Shaun venter is eintlik by die pumas kings het hom net geleun

      James Blacksmith - 2013-08-07 09:23

      @Christie, En na die seisoen gaan die Puma's hom verloor. Dankie SARU

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 09:42

      Talent like Venter needs to play at a proper rugby union. Can't twiddle his thumbs at the Pumas.

      James Blacksmith - 2013-08-07 09:55

      @Chrisin What about talent like Vermaak (move to Bulls bench)? Before this year no-one had heard of Venter while Catrikilis was some 2nd/3rd string flyhalf who played in a Curry Cup final. Let's not even mention Jacques Potgieter. Half the Kings players were there because they were overlooked by other provinces.

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 09:59

      You haven't heard of Catrakilis before last year's Currie Cup final? Under what rock did you live?

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 10:43

      Those same players that Cheeky bought originally from the flou nulle, Sharks and Vrystaat?

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 11:38

      Steven Sykes (Sharks), Shaun Venter (Pumas, therefore Bulls), Andries Strauss (Cheetahs), Jaco Engels (Bulls), George Whitehead (Cheetahs), to name a few. And not including from the Lions or WP.

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 12:00

      EP played Currie Cup all the years. Even coming 3rd in 1993 and thus being admitted to the Super 10 in 1994. But since the Watsons took over it went downhill for them, where they're currently ploetering in the first division.

      Quota Domino - 2013-08-07 12:18

      actually EP did well under Nelie Smit a few years ago - then A Coetzee took over -- then BOOM!!!

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 12:41

      Quota, mamma moes jou nooit aan die ousie laat suig het nie. Dit het jou vol issues gelos.

  • Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-07 09:41

    Good move. He's been the stand-out scrumhalf in the SA conference, along with Schreuder. He combined very well with Catrakilis. Those two will be the Bok halfback pairing very soon.

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