Toyota Cheetahs Flyhalf Shifts to Major League Rugby with Seattle Seawolves

26-Sep-2019

Seattle, Washington -- The Seattle Seawolves have signed former Toyota Cheetahs Flyhalf, Ryno Eksteen.

Eksteen flourished early in his rugby career, getting first called up to play for the Blue Bulls U-16 and U-18 sides and was the top points scorer in the 2012 U18 Craven Week Tournament. His remarkable performance had him called up for the 2012 South African Schools side, where he had the opportunity to play against France, Wales, and England at a young age.
 
Eksteen then made the jump to Super Rugby in 2014 with the DHL Stormers after a season with the Western Province Academy in 2013. In 2015, Eksteen transitioned to Western Province’s senior side competing in the Currie Cup competition. After time with Western province, he shifted within the Currie Cup realm to the Free State Cheetahs.
 
The Toyota Cheetahs joined the PRO14 competition in 2018 which saw Eskteen debut in another top league. Prior to his decision to join the Major League Rugby fold, Eksteen was contracted to play for the Springbok 7s but missed the season due to injury. The young flyhalf becomes yet another weapon in the Seawolves backline to help continue identifying space and commanding a lethal attack heading into the 2020 season.
 
“I am excited to join an already successful team like the Seawolves,” said Eksteen. “I look forward to contributing to the future success and winning culture both on and off the field in the rugby-loving city of Seattle.”
 
Come see first-hand what Eksteen will bring to the Seawolves at Starfire Stadium starting January 2020 with season tickets that can be purchased at www.seattleseawolves.com.