Free State slay understrength Sharks

The Free State Cheetahs began the defence of their Currie Cup crown with a 47-12 bonus-point win against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

Currie Cup preview (Round 1)

Free State will field their Super Rugby side in Friday's opening Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Ackermann: Wrong teams leaving Super Rugby

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says Sanzaar should have axed the Sunwolves and Jaguares from Super Rugby.

Free State call on Blitzboks for opener

Rosco Speckman, Chris Dry and Cecil Afrika have been named in the Free State Cheetahs' match 23 for their Currie Cup opener against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Highlights: Kings vs Cheetahs

The visitors scored two late tries to claim a 21-20 win in Port Elizabeth.

Cheetahs bow out on a high

The Cheetahs scored 15 points in the last 12 minutes to defeat the Kings 21-20 in Port Elizabeth on Friday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Cheetahs reshuffle coaches

Rory Duncan has been confirmed as the new head coach of the Cheetahs, with Franco Smith promoted to a director of rugby role.

Late injury blow for Cheetahs

Young hooker Joseph Dweba will replace injured Elandré Huggett in a late change to the Cheetahs team to face the Kings on Friday night.

Super Rugby predictions (Round 17)

Craig Lewis makes his predictions for this weekend's Super Rugby​ matches involving SA teams.

Cheetahs set for coaching restructure

The Cheetahs’ imminent entry into a restructured Pro12 competition is set to initiate a coaching restructure. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

Oupa to start for Cheetahs

Springbok Oupa Mohoje will start at blindside flank when the Cheetahs take on the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

Kings lose lock to concussion

Irne Herbst is nursing a head injury which will likely rule him out of the Kings' last Super Rugby game against the Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Axed teams could play two tournaments

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has confirmed the Cheetahs and the Kings could play in more than one European competition next season.

Franco commits to Cheetahs

Franco Smith has confirmed his commitment to the Cheetahs and says he still has ‘unfinished business’ at the Bloemfontein-based franchise. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

Cheetahs, Kings out of Super Rugby

SA Rugby has confirmed that the Cheetahs and Kings will no longer compete in Super Rugby from next year.

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