Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs on Tuesday announced that they have finalised and signed 23 player contracts.
New names added to the PRO14 franchise’s list include flyhalves Benhard Janse van Rensburg and Louis Fouche and loose forward Aidon Davis.
Janse van Rensburg, who joined the Cheetahs on Tuesday, was signed from the Sharks, while Fouche will join the Cheetahs at the start of July when he returns from the Kubota Spears in Japan.
Davis, a former Junior Springbok and Southern Kings player, will join from French club Toulon, also on July 1.
Besides the above-mentioned trio, 20 more players extended their contracts with the Cheetahs for the 2018/19 PRO14 season or beyond.
They are: Dian Badenhorst, Jacques du Toit, Luan de Bruin, JP du Preez, Lloyd Greeff, Elandre Huggett, Malcolm Jaer, Nico Lee, Daniel Martens, Sibahle 'Rabz' Maxwane, Tian Meyer, Ali Mgijima, Junior Pokomela, Sibabalo Qoma, William Small-Smith, Ernst Stapelberg, Boan Venter, Reinach Venter, Shaun Venter, Dennis Visser.
The Cheetahs also announced that more signings would be announced in due course.
“Currently more negotiations with senior players in the present group and from outside the province, are taking place and will soon be finalised,” the union said via a press statement.