Specman Returns To Toyota Cheetahs

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The Springbok Sevens stalwart, Rosko Specman, will make a return to the Toyota Cheetahs after signing a two-year contract at the franchise.

Specman played for the Toyota Cheetahs in 2017 and represented the team in seven Currie Cup and four Guinness PRO14 games, before heading to the Bulls in order to play in the Super Rugby.

The fleet-footed player made an impact during his short stay at the Toyota Cheetahs, and will once again prove invaluable.

Despite his size, Specman has proven to be a fearless player and is as dangerous on defence as well as on attack.

“It’s a great signing for us. He is a great team player, has a very good work rate, and has the x-factor that we all like and need.” Said  Coach Hawies Fourie. “We are looking forward to having Specman join us in July. I am very happy to have him in our squad. It will just strengthen our back-three and the competition for a place in the starting line-up will be fierce. That is what I want. We want quality players with strong competition among the players in the squad. He will add a lot of spice to the competition.”

The speedster is also an Olympic medalist and was part of the South African team which claimed the bronze medal at the rugby sevens during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“The Toyota Cheetahs will allow Rosko to play for the Blitzbokke in certain tournaments. He will be available for the Olympic Games in 2021 if he makes the squad.”

The 31-year-old Specman is grateful to re-join the team where he made a lasting impression during his previous stint in the City of Roses.