The Cheetahs have officially announced the signing of a fifth Varsity Cup star in University of Cape Town centre Evardi Boshoff on a short-term deal.
The star midfielder of the 2021 Varsity Cup runners-up, the UCT Ikeys, will be contracted to the Cheetahs until the end of September.
Boshoff is the latest of several Varsity Cup players to join the union following the recent signing of Maties captain David Brits and the UWC scrumhalf, Branden de Kock.
The Cheetahs have also signed Player of the Tournament and CUT fullback Cohen Jasper and NMU Madibaz lock/loose forward Mihlali Mosi.
Boshoff says that joining the Cheetahs is an opportunity for him to develop as a player.
‘For me, coming to the Cheetahs is a good opportunity to showcase my skills, improve and just become a better rugby player.
‘They play a brand of rugby that will suit me and develop me further as a player.
‘I look forward to getting experience by playing with guys like Clayton Blommetjies, Howard Mnisi and hopefully Frans Steyn when he comes back [from Springbok duty].’
The 23-year-old product of Hoërskool Lichtenburg missed out on playing in the Craven Week due to an injury in 2016.
It was at the North-West University where he made his name as a player while playing for the Eagles (then Pukke) in the Varsity Cup.
Boshoff was nominated for Backline Player of the Season (Back That Rocks) for 2021, but the award went to Stellenbosch University wing Munier Hartzenberg.
Photo: Christiaan Kotze/Varsity