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Craig Barry signs three year contract

Posted on Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Craig Barry signs three year contract

Free State Rugby is excited to announce that Craig Barry has committed for three years to the Toyota Cheetahs.

Barry in an exciting outside back who is equally comfortable on the wing or at fullback.

Barry is best known for his attacking play and is no stranger to the Toyota Cheetahs, as he has previously represented the team in nine Guinness PRO14 matches.


Barry is best known for his attacking play and rose to prominence while playing for the University of Stellenbosch Maties in the Varsity Cup. He is a member of the elite Maties hat-trick club after going over for three tries against the Central University of Technology Ixias in Bloemfontein in 2017.


Barry, who hails from the famous rugby factory, Paul Roos Gymnasium, is no stranger to the Toyota Cheetahs, as he has previously represented the team in nine Guinness PRO14 match while on a loan-deal from Western Province. Barry’s performance for the Toyota Cheetahs caught the attention of the then Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, who recalled him to the Cape. During his brief stint at the Toyota Cheetahs during the 2017/18 season, he scored four stunning tries for the team.


Upon his return to Cape Town he went on to represented the Stormers in 10 Super Rugby matches, and also captained Western Province in the 2019 SuperSport Rugby Challenge.

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