Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has called on Myburgh’s services for the rest of the Super Rugby tournament after the player’s contract at Leicester recently came to an end. Myburgh will also be available for Free State in this year’s Currie Cup.
“I have gained confidence and grown physically and emotionally. There are a lot of big names at Leicester and you just have to fall in. I was just another bloke from South Africa. You have to swim quickly or drown,” said Myburgh.
“The Cheetahs contacted me after Saturday’s game against the Bulls and now I’m here. It happened quickly,” said Myburgh.
The former pupil of Paul Roos Gymnasium said that he had kept an eye on the Cheetahs’ performances from England.
“I watched the game against the Crusaders. The Cheetahs are playing good rugby and I’m delighted that I’m getting the opportunity to get involved with them.”
There were fears that he might also have suffered ligament damage and would besidelined for months.
“It’s good news that he does not have to undergo surgery. He will probably be able to play by the second game of the Currie Cup,” said Drotské.
Floors will undergo a scan on Tuesday to determine the seriousness of his injury. Lock Izak van der Westhuizen, who missed the game against the Bulls with a groin injury, is available for Saturda’s match against the Sharks.
Physical Attributes: 1.87m, 104kg
Born: 10 January 1986, Windhoek, Namibia
Province: Western Province, Leicester, Free State Cheetahs
Western Province Caps: 29
Stormers Caps: 5
Cheetahs Caps: 0
Other Representative Honours: SA Schools 2004, SA U19 2005
(Jóhann Thormählen /Sport24)