Blitzboks bolster Cheetahs squad

Blitzboks stars Rosco Speckman, Chris Dry and Cecil Afrika will be available to the Cheetahs until the end of October, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Although the Cheetahs have struggled in Super Rugby this year, they will be determined to finish the campaign well and launch a successful defence of their domestic title later this season.

Interestingly, the Cheetahs have now bolstered their squad with the arrival of three influential Springbok Sevens stars.

Speckman, Dry and Afrika all joined the Cheetahs in training on Monday, with the Cheetahs confirming that they will remain with the team until the end of this season's Currie Cup.

Speckman was a standout performer for the Blitzboks during the successful 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series campaign, while the experienced Dry and Afrika also played influential roles.

It now remains to be seen what sort of roles they may fulfil for the Cheetahs as they add to the backline options available for the next few months.

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