The Central Cheetahs rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of the Cheetahs for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
South Africa Alulutho TSHAKWENI Prop 25 y/o 26/09/1998 1.83 m 110 kg 6 ft 17 st; 242.51 lb PRO
Namibia Aranos COETZEE Prop 36 y/o 14/03/1988 1.90 m 121 kg 6 ft 3 in 19 st 0.76 lb; 266.76 lb PRO
South Africa Banele MTHENJANE Prop 24 y/o 18/02/2000 1.84 m 114 kg 6 ft 17 st; 251.33 lb PRO
Wales Cameron JONES Prop 22 y/o 04/10/2001 1.93 m 113 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Cammy DAWSON Prop 25 y/o 06/01/1999 1.81 m 116 kg 5 ft 11 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO
South Africa Hencus VAN WYK Prop 32 y/o 02/03/1992 1.83 m 120 kg 6 ft 18 st; 264.55 lb PRO
South Africa Justin FORWOOD Prop 30 y/o 19/09/1993 1.91 m 126 kg 6 ft 3 in 19 st 11.78 lb; 277.78 lb PRO
South Africa Laurence VICTOR Prop 22 y/o 30/01/2002 1.84 m 123 kg 6 ft 19 st; 271.17 lb PRO
South Africa Schalk FERREIRA Prop 40 y/o 09/02/1984 1.88 m 115 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Ben PITOUT Hooker 19 y/o 06/06/2004 1.82 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO
Namibia Louis VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Hooker 29 y/o 25/02/1995 1.81 m 105 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb
South Africa Marko JANSE VAN RENSBURG Hooker 32 y/o 01/10/1991 1.81 m 109 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
South Africa Marnus VAN DER MERWE Hooker 27 y/o 17/02/1997 1.86 m 115 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Vernon PAULO Hooker 22 y/o 16/07/2001 1.88 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Carl WEGNER Lock 33 y/o 07/02/1991 2.00 m 117 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO
Wales Lewis JONES Lock 21 y/o 19/07/2002 2.00 m 105 kg 6 ft 7 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb
South Africa Mzwanele ZITO Lock 35 y/o 23/11/1988 1.97 m 115 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Rynier BERNARDO Lock 32 y/o 27/08/1991 1.99 m 116 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO
South Africa Siba QOMA Lock 27 y/o 17/02/1997 1.90 m 106 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa Andisa NTSILA Back row 30 y/o 07/11/1993 1.88 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
South Africa Daniel MAARTENS Back row 29 y/o 04/05/1995 1.78 m 95 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Friedle OLIVIER Back row 32 y/o 27/05/1992 1.96 m 116 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO
South Africa Gideon VAN DER MERWE Back row 29 y/o 27/01/1995 1.83 m 97 kg 6 ft 15 st; 213.85 lb PRO
South Africa Oupa MOHOJ√Č Back row 33 y/o 03/08/1990 1.93 m 109 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
South Africa Thabang MAHLASI Back row 24 y/o 15/03/2000 1.96 m 105 kg 6 ft 5 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
Wales Tristan DAVIES Back row 22 y/o 30/09/2001 1.93 m 104 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
Ireland Will HICKEY Back row 22 y/o 31/10/2001 1.91 m 103 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
South Africa Chris VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Scrum-half 19 y/o 28/04/2005 1.80 m 85 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
South Africa Raegan ORANJE Scrum-half 27 y/o 09/10/1996 1.78 m 96 kg 5 ft 10 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO
South Africa Rewan KRUGER Scrum-half 26 y/o 20/03/1998 1.79 m 82 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO
South Africa Ruan PIENAAR Scrum-half 40 y/o 10/03/1984 1.87 m 92 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Ruben DE HAAS Scrum-half 25 y/o 09/10/1998 1.83 m 88 kg 6 ft 13 st; 194.01 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Abner VAN REENEN Fly-half 25 y/o 30/07/1998 1.82 m 90 kg 6 ft 14 st; 198.42 lb PRO
South Africa George LOURENS Fly-half 27 y/o 04/06/1997 1.83 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb PRO
South Africa Reinhardt FORTUIN Fly-half 28 y/o 30/01/1996 1.80 m 96 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO
South Africa Ali MGIJIMA Centre 29 y/o 11/02/1995 1.86 m 97 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO
South Africa Munier HARTZENBERG Winger 26 y/o 01/08/1997 1.82 m 88 kg 6 ft 13 st; 194.01 lb PRO
South Africa Shaun RAY Winger 20 y/o 15/01/2004 1.89 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Siba XAMLASHE Winger 23 y/o 17/07/2000 1.78 m 87 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 9.80 lb; 191.80 lb PRO
South Africa Andell LOUBSER Fullback 27 y/o 03/03/1997 1.87 m 96 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO
South Africa Cohen JASPER Fullback 23 y/o 20/06/2000 1.74 m 77 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 1.76 lb; 169.76 lb PRO
Congo Daniel KASENDE Fullback 29 y/o 09/05/1995 1.87 m 92 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Litha NKULA Fullback 25 y/o 13/06/1998 1.76 m 91 kg 5 ft 9 in 14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb PRO
Zimbabwe Tapiwa MAFURA Fullback 28 y/o 11/04/1996 1.75 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa Jeandré RUDOLPH Back row 30 PRO Gone to Opsreys on loan
South Africa Victor SEKEKETE Back row 30 PRO Gone to Ospreys on loan
South Africa Evardi BOSHOFF Centre 25 PRO Gone to Ospreys on loan
South Africa Robert EBERSOHN Centre 35 PRO retired due to multiple concussions

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Chris VAN DER WESTHUIZEN - 19 years old
  • Oldest player : Schalk FERREIRA - 40 years old
  • Average : 28 years old
  • Lightest player : Cohen JASPER - 77 kg
  • Heaviest player : Justin FORWOOD - 126 kg
  • Average weight : 102 kg