Cheetahs confirm Strauss departure

Adriaan Strauss has not renewed his contract with the Cheetahs and is expected to sign with the Bulls on Monday.

Rumours about the Springbok hooker's impending departure have been doing the rounds for a number of weeks and the Free State board of directors have confirmed that talks have broken down between the two parties.

'Despite every effort, the Free State Cheetahs has regretfully been unable to come to terms with Adriaan Strauss on the renewal of his contract. Initial negotiations over financial terms were met. However, other factors precluded the Free State Cheetahs from coming to an agreement with the player. We would like to acknowledge his tremendous service to Free State Cheetahs rugby and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.'

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