Saru has asked teams not to pick their contracted Springboks at any stage of this year's Currie Cup.
The EP Kings and Pumas coaches look ahead to the Currie Cup Premier Division, which kicks off on 8 August.
Hooker-cum-flank Torsten van Jaarsveld will captain the Cheetahs in this year's Currie Cup.
Griquas regained their Currie Cup Premier Division status with a 57-12 win over SWD in the final round of qualifiers in George on Saturday.
In the penultimate round of Currie Cup qualifiers, Griquas ousted the Valke 40-25 in Kimberley, while there were also wins for the Leopards and the Griffons.
The Leopards thrashed the Griffons 70-25 in their fifth-round Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier, while SWD and Boland also registered wins.
Gary van Aswegen will start for the EP Kings in a Currie Cup pre-season friendly against the Sharks XV on Friday.
Griquas thumped the Griffons 43-24 in their fourth round Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier, while there were also wins for SWD and the Valke.
Vlok Cilliers will join Western Province as the union's new kicking coach from 1 July.
EP Kings v Western Province
Griquas v Sharks
Golden Lions v Blue Bulls
Pumas v Free State
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