: Heidelberg, Western Cape
The Springbok scrumhalf, Rudy Paige, needs very little introduction to the fans of the Toyota Cheetahs. Paige joined the Toyota Cheetahs in March on a short-term contract. The player, who missed out on the Springboks end of year tour in 2017, made Bloemfontein his home after playing the majority of his senior career at the Bulls.
There was some temptation to make use of the player’s services towards the closing stages of the Guinness Pro14, however, he was used efficiently by Daan Human during the recent SuperSport Rugby Challenge.
Paige brings a wealth of experience to the Toyota Cheetahs and is the ideal player for a youngster such as Ruben de Haas to learn from. Paige’s availability will only be an asset at the team and with the likes of Tian Meyer and Shaun Venter, it will make the number 9 jersey in the team one of the most hotly contested.