Cheetahs lock becomes a Dragon

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:04
Large ligtoring landman

Cheetahs lock Rynard Landman has signed a three-year deal with Pro 12 side Newport Gwent Dragons.

Cheetahs lock Rynard Landman has signed a three-year deal with Pro 12 side Newport Gwent Dragons.
 
Dragons' Director of Rugby Lyn Jones was delighted to announce the signing which sees the 1.96m, 120 kg second row move to Wales.
 
Better known as 'Ligtoring' to his teammates, the 27-year-old lock will join up with the Dragons squad before the start of the next European season to bolster Lyn Jones' options in the tight five.
 
Landman, who can also pack down as blindside flank, played youth and senior rugby with the Leopards, before moving onto the Boland Cavaliers in 2011 and then making the change to play for Griquas in the 2012 Currie Cup.
 
Strong performances for the Griquas gave Landman the chance to showcase himself at Super Rugby level with the Cheetahs where he made 14 appearances in the 2013 super rugby season forming a strong partnership in the second row in the Cheetahs run to the play-offs.
 
The 18-cap Super Rugby lock is a strong ball carrier, good line-out operator and is mobile around the field. 
 
On the signing of Landman, Jones commented: "I am delighted that we have recruited Rynard. 
 
"Its another piece of the jigsaw and an important signing in the development of the region.
 
"He will offer size, strength and experience to the second row and will act as a catalyst in the growth of our current crop of young Welsh locks.
 
"Not only will Rynard will be a real physical presence in the pack but he will help to bring along Matthew Screech, Cory Hill and Joe Davies," Jones added.
 
Landman becomes the regions seventh recruit for next season following the signings of props Boris Stankovich and David Young, hooker Rhys Buckley, lock Ian Gough, wing Aled Brew and fullback Lee Byrne.
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Mon, 08 February 2016
UP-Tuks v NWU-Pukke 14h45 Pretoria
UWC v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
Maties v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Stellenbosch
UJ v NMMU-Madibaz 16h30 Johannesburg
Wits v TUT 16h30 Johannesburg
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 17h00 Cape Town
Fri, 12 February 2016
Treviso v Cardiff Blues 22h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Zebre 22h00 RDS Arena
Sat, 13 February 2016
France v Ireland 14h25 Paris
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Northampton Saints v London Irish 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Worcester Warriors v Bath 15h00 Sixways
Saracens v Wasps 15h00 Allianz Park
Wales v Scotland 16h50 Cardiff
Sun, 14 February 2016
Italy v England 14h00 Rome
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Ulster 13 8 0 5 41
Scarlets 13 9 0 4 40
Connacht 13 8 0 5 40
Leinster 12 9 0 3 39
Edinburgh 13 8 0 5 37
Munster 12 8 0 4 36
Ospreys 13 6 1 6 30
Glasgow Warriors 11 5 1 5 29
Cardiff Blues 12 5 0 7 27
Dragons 13 4 0 9 21
Zebre 12 4 0 8 18
Treviso 12 0 0 12 7