Brussow to up his game
Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brussow is hopeful of ironing out any kinks in his game during his stint with Japan's Docomo Red Hurricanes.
Brussow, who has fallen out of favour with the Springboks due to a perceived penchant for giving away penalties and and inability to provide a line-out option, is turning out in the Japanese league during the Currie Cup season.
Docomo get their campaign underway against Kyuden Voltex on Sunday, and having played two warm-up games Brussow reveals that the play is not dissimilar to the Currie Cup.
"The players are also smaller, but still physical and they tackle nice and low," he told the Volksblad.
"I only played 40 minutes in two of the games and it was quite an adaptation. Luckily one should be able to adapt fairly quickly."
The 27-year-old is looking to up his game while overseas and is looking forward to playing a lot of running rugby.
"I think it's a good opportunity for me to work on aspects of my game that needs attention," he said.
"I will also get a chance to play more with the ball in hand here. They enjoy a fast tempo and to throw the ball around a bit."