March 2, 2021

AfricaTopForum

AfricaTopForum – News Around Africa

Cheetahs playmaker Tian Schoeman heads north to Bath

1 min read

Bath Rugby have welcomed South African playmaker Tian Schoeman to the club.

OPINION | 3 LAW CHANGES TO MAKE RUGBY A BETTER SPECTACLE

Tian Schoeman made the move from the Cheetahs and will join the squad on Tuesday for training after following a strict self-isolation process since arriving in England on Wednesday, 6 January.

The 29-year-old joins Bath on an 18-month contract and will support Rhys Priestland, while also helping to develop younger players, in particular Orlando Bailey.

READ | DID SIYA KOLISI JUST TURN DOWN THE SHARKS AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO WP?

Proherbarium

On securing the signing of the talented flyhalf, Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper, said: “Tian Schoeman brings a wealth of experience from his time in Super Rugby and also in the PRO14. Of all the options considered during our scouting and recruitment work, Tian showed to have the attributes both as a person and a player to be a success here in the UK with Bath.”

“He has solid fundamentals with his kicking and tactical awareness but also the speed to challenge defences with the ball in hand.”

Tian Schoeman joined the Cheetahs in 2018 ahead of the Currie Cup and 2018/19 PRO14 season.

Schoeman had previously been playing for Bordeaux in the French Top 14 during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Between 2013 and 2016 he represented the Blue Bulls in 29 Currie Cup matches and the Bulls in 35 Super Rugby matches.

READ | EBEN ETZEBETH RETURNS FROM CONCUSSION TO LEAD TOULON TO VICTORY