The Force will rely heavily on their South African contingent during Saturday's match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
The Cheetahs have made two changes to their starting XV and revamped their bench for Saturday’s match against the Force in Bloemfontein.
The Free State XV beat the Leopards 23-14 in Bloemfontein, while there were also Currie Cup Qualifier wins for the Blue Bulls and Boland.
The Pumas beat the Golden Lions XV 35-24 in Nelspruit, while there were also Currie Cup Qualifier wins for the Blue Bulls, Griquas and Western Province on Saturday.
The hosts won 31-24 to move back to the top of the Africa 1 conference.
The Stormers beat the Cheetahs 31-24 at Newlands on Saturday to snap their three-game winless streak. JON CARDINELLI reports.
The Boland Cavaliers beat the SWD Eagles 32-16 in Wellington on Friday, while there were also wins for the Pumas and Border in round eight of the Currie Cup qualifiers.
The Stormers loose forwards will have a point to prove against the Cheetahs at Newlands this Saturday following a disappointing display against the Bulls, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Tian Meyer will start at scrumhalf in the solitary change to the Cheetahs' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Stormers at Newlands.
The Cheetahs have bolstered their front-row ranks for next season, with Kings prop Tom Botha signing a two-year deal.
The Lions have strengthened their position at the top of the South African group while the Stormers have slipped down to fourth for the first time in 2016, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Boland Cavaliers scored two late tries to beat the Valke 24-22 in round seven of the Currie Cup qualifiers, while there were also wins for the Free State XV, Leopards, Western Province and Golden Lions XV on Friday.
Cheetahs winger Sergeal Petersen could be ready for their clash with the Stormers next weekend.
The Lions have moved to the top of the South African group while the race for the Africa 1 title has opened up after the Stormers' unexpected draw in Singapore, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Faf de Klerk's heroics in Port Elizabeth prevented the Springboks from suffering a home series loss to Ireland, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
The decision to retain Adriaan Strauss as Springbok captain for the rest of the year is perfectly understandable, but it should not compromise the possibility of a national recall for Bismarck du Plessis, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks dodged a bullet in Port Elizabeth, but they may not be ready for the rapid fire that awaits them in the Rugby Championship, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Co-captain Stephen Moore scored two tries as the Brumbies beat the Reds 43-24 in Canberra on Friday.View all videos