The Currie Cup qualifying competition will commence in early June, with the winner progressing to the Premier Division in August.
Frans Ludeke will replace Pine Pienaar as the Blue Bulls coach in the 2014 domestic competition.
Cheeky Watson says the EP Kings' promotion to an eight-team Currie Cup Premier Division will strengthen the development taking place in the province.
The Eastern Province Kings will compete in the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division and not challenge the last-placed South African franchise for a place in the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
Saru's planned special general council meeting to be held in Cape Town on Friday has been postponed until 13 February.
Western Province forward Michael Rhodes has escaped further sanctions after being cited for a dangerous tackle in the Currie Cup final last season.
A proposal to expand the Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at Saru's special general council meeting.
SIMON BORCHARDT looks back at this year's unforgettable games.
EP and Griquas do not know whether Friday’s much-anticipated Saru general meeting will result in an expanded Currie Cup Premier Division next year.
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions
Pumas v Free State
Qualifier v Sharks
EP Kings v Western Province
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