Strauss parts ways with Cheetahs

The union was unable to come to terms on the renewal of Adriaan Strauss's contract.

Adriaan Strauss. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Free State Cheetahs have announced that despite every effort, they have regretfully been unable to come to terms with captain 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," the Board of Directors noted in a statement.

The Cheetahs have confirmed to EWN Sport that the Springbok hooker will join the Blue Bulls, although this has not yet been confirmed by the Bulls.