Six rising stars to watch

CRAIG LEWIS looks at six promising players worth keeping an eye on this Super Rugby season.

Four predictions for 2017

With Super Rugby set to kick off in just over a month’s time, CRAIG LEWIS makes some predictions for the season ahead.

Venter making good progress

Injured Cheetahs captain Francois Venter could make his Super Rugby return at the end of February.

‘Cheetahs haven’t made Goosen offer’

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has denied rumours that Bok utility back Johan Goosen will play for his team in this year's Super Rugby competition.

Venter set for stint on sidelines

Francois Venter is set to undergo an ankle operation that will rule him out of the start of the Cheetahs' Super Rugby campaign.

Can Venter solve midfield woes?

Francois Venter’s domestic form for the Currie Cup-winning Cheetahs has seen him complete a remarkable ascension to start in one of the Springboks’ biggest Tests of the year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Blommetjies to tackle Boks

Cheetahs fullback Clayton Blommetjies has been included in the Barbarians squad to play the Springboks in London on 5 November.

Cheetahs charge to title

Niel Marais kicked 21 points to guide the Free State Cheetahs to a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls and a first Currie Cup title in nine years. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Marais put the boot in

The superb goal-kicking of Niel Marais, as much as the irrepressible attack of the Cheetahs, contributed to their memorable 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Cheetahs to edge Bulls

The Free State Cheetahs will be favourites to down the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Marais at loosehead for Cheetahs

Charles Marais will start at loosehead prop in the only change to the Free State Cheetahs team for Saturday's Currie Cup final against the Bulls.

Peyper to referee final

Jaco Peyper will referee the Currie Cup final between the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Bok prop on road to recovery

Springbok and Lions prop Julian Redelinghuys underwent neck surgery in Bloemfontein on Sunday and could be discharged from hospital later this week.

Rampant Cheetahs rout Lions

Sergeal Petersen scored a hat-trick of tries, while Niel Marais kicked 21 points as the Free State Cheetahs recorded a resounding 55-17 win over the Golden Lions in Saturday’s semi-final in Bloemfontein. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

Pressure on the Cheetahs?

Johan Ackermann says the Cheetahs may experience an added element of pressure as they head into the playoffs on an unbeaten streak, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

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