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Super Rugby side the Emirates Lions confirmed the signing of winger Rabz Maxwane from the Toyota Cheetahs.
According to local reports, Maxwane joins the Johannesburg-based side side on a two-year deal until the end of the 2022 season.
Maxwane’s contract with the Bloemfontein-based franchise expired in June ending his three-year stay with the club. He had been signed to replace Makazole Mapimpi who had joined the Sharks.
Maxwane had previously struggled at the Blue Bulls but had a breakthrough at the Cheetahs where he finished as the leading try scorer in the 2018/2019 Guinness PRO14 season. His haul saw him equal the Guinness PRO14 try record of Scotland winger Tim Visser for Edinburgh Rugby.
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) July 3, 2020
The 24-year-old also won the 2017 Varsity Cup title with University of Pretoria (Tuks) for whom he scored eight tries.
Maxwane is one of a number of players to have recently departed the Cheetahs, either due to a club transfer or retirement.
“We wish all our departing players all the best for the future. I would like to thank them for their contributions both on and off the field,” Cheetah Head Coach Hawies Fourie said.
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