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Os lured Caylib to Cheetahs

2013-01-18 07:33

Cape Town - New Cheetahs prop Caylib Oosthuizen says the prospect of being coached by his childhood hero, Os du Randt, played a big role in his move to Bloemfontein.

The 23-year-old loosehead joined the Cheetahs at the end of last year after five season at the Lions. He represented them at under-19, under-21, Vodacom Cup, Currie Cup and Super Rugby level.

Oosthuizen believes he will grow as a prop under the guidance of Du Randt, the Cheetahs' forwards coach.

"The main reason for my move was Os du Randt," he told the Volksblad website.

"He was my hero at school and to get an opportunity to play under him, is huge."

Oosthuizen will also join up with former Baby Bok team-mates in prop Coenie Oosthuizen and centres Johann Sadie and Robert Ebersohn. They played together for the SA under-20 side in 2009.

He's also relishing the opportunity of packing down in the scrum alongside Springboks Coenie Oosthuizen and Adriaan Strauss.

"I can learn a lot from them and it will be terrific to get a chance to play with them."

The Cheetahs start their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Sharks on February 23.

Sport24

Comments
  • ReneMuller.XOXO - 2013-01-18 07:41

    Cannot fault you with that decision. Os is legendary!

  • schalk.vanschalkwyk.16 - 2013-01-18 08:49

    Hier gaan jy vorm kry onder Os.... kyk vir WP Nel, Coenie Oosthuizen & Wian du Preez.. om n paar te noem.

  • remo.liut - 2013-01-18 09:29

    Die Cheetahs het n goeie koop gemaak, Coenie "seer nekkie" Oosthuizen gaan weer die Cheetahs onder druk plaas met beserings. Die Caylib mannetjie het groot potensiaal. Sterkte Caylib, en waneer jy nou klaar in die vlaktes gespeel het kan jy weer gerus terugkom na die LEEUS. Ek het darem 13 spanne in Super rugby om te ondersteunen die LIONS Challenge om te kyk, en een om met n pasie af te knou, dit is naamlik die ooskaap wanabees.

  • boksom.bende.9 - 2013-01-18 09:57

    Goeie skuif Caylib! Alles waar wat jy se. Geen jong stut sal nie baat daaruit om langs Adriaan te skrum en deur Os geleer te word nie. GO Cheetahs!! Hier kom 'n groot jaar!

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