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Promising scrumhalf signs with Cheetahs


Cape Town – Free State Rugby has announced on Monday the signing of a promising young scrumhalf, Ruben de Haas.

De Haas signed with the Cheetahs until end of October 2020. 

De Haas joined the Cheetah Academy in 2017 and represented the Free State Cheetahs in the U19 competition. 

He played for CUT in the Vasity Cup earlier this year and also for the Free State XV in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge before being called up by the Eagles coach, Gary Gold to a 31-man training squad for the June Test series. 

The American National Rugby team will be playing in three Tests against Russia on the 9th in Denver, Scotland on the 16th in Houston and Canada on the 23rd in Halifax.   

Ruben was born in George, South Africa before he immigrated in 2009 with his parents to Arkansas, America. 

His father, Pieter played for the Free State in the late 80s and his grandfather Gerard played for the Free State in the early 60s. 

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