RugbyMeyer leaves the Cheetahs for Japan
─── MORGAN PIEK 08:00 Mon, 06 Dec 2021
The scrumhalf, Tian Meyer, will be greeting the Toyota Cheetahs after accepting an offer to go and ply his trade in Japan.
The experienced Meyer will be joining the Docomo Red Hurricanes where he will play alongside the Springbok flyhalf, Elton Jantjies.
Meyer also work under the former Lions coach, Johan Ackerman, and Rory Duncan, who coached him at the Cheetahs.
In 2019, Meyer was the last player to captain the Cheetahs to the Currie Cup title.
The Cheetahs depth at scrumhalf is somewhat under pressure at the moment with Branden de Kock and Zinedine Booysen both injured while the Springbok, Ruan Pienaar, is at the Sharks on loan.
Pienaar will, however, be back for the Cheetahs when the Currie Cup kicks off on 15 January 2022.
The departure of Meyer has forced the coach Hawies Fourie to offer Rewan Kruger a contract. Kruger played for the Cheetahs during the recent matches against the Sharks and Baia Mare.
With the Cheetahs’ injury crises among the outside backs, the departure means a further blow as Meyer has played on the wing for the team in recent times and he has proven to be very effective in the positiion.
Recently Meyer received his cap from the Cheetahs for playing in over 100 games for the team.
Morgan Piek OFM Sport