Cheetahs sign prop quartet

Date published: May 25 2016

The Cheetahs have secured the signatures of four props – Luan de Bruin, Tom Botha, Gunther Janse van Vuuren and Johan Coetzee – ahead of next season.

Botha, who currently plays for the Kings, has signed on a two-year deal. Luan played for the Free State U19 side in 2012, the Shimlas in 2013, before he was selected in the SA U20 side that played in the 2013 edition of the Junior World Championship in France.

He made his Super Rugby debut in 2014 when he replaced Springbok, Coenie Oosthuizen, against the Lions and ahs made 7 Super Rugby appearances for the Free State Stadium outfit.

25-year-old Botha is playing an integral role in the scrum success (89%) of the Port Elizabeth side.   

He played for Montpellier's U23 team during the 2012/13 season before returning to the South Africa in 2014, joining the Kings.

The exciting 20-year-old Janse van Vuuren, who hails from Pretoria, has been part of the Currie Cup team in 2016 and has signed a two-year deal with the Bloemfontein side.  

Johan Coetzee moved to France at the end of 2010 where he joined Top 14 side Racing 92 on a two-year deal before signing with Brive form three years.

Coetzee has also made four appearances for Namibia in the 2015 World Cup and has played in six matches for the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby.