The inclusion of prop Ox Nche is one of two changes to the Cheetahs' starting lineup for Saturday's match against the Bulls in Bloemfontein.
SA Rugby magazine's senior writer Craig Lewis makes his picks for the matches involving South African teams.
Cheetahs winger Sergeal Petersen has been ruled out of action for four to six weeks with a knee injury.
JON CARDINELLI picks a form South African XV based on performances in round one of Super Rugby.
The DHL Stormers and Lions recorded important derby wins, while the Sharks blew a golden opportunity on the opening weekend of the 2017 Super Rugby tournament, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg scored two tries in the Lions' 28-25 win in Bloemfontein.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg scored a brace of tries as the Lions snatched a 28-25 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Clinton Swart will start in the midfield for the Cheetahs against the Lions in their Super Rugby opener in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
SuperSport chats to Francois Venter, Franco Smith, Oupa Mohoje and Uzair Cassiem.
One of the Cheetahs flyhalves threw a tizzy fit during the off-season when he came across a squad list pinned to a change-room wall that had Johan Goosen’s name on it.
The Cheetahs will be looking to back up their Currie Cup success with an improved showing in Super Rugby this year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Cheetahs have announced their finalised 37-man squad for the 2017 Super Rugby competition.
Francois Venter was named the Cheetahs' Player of the Year at the union's annual awards ceremony on Thursday.
The Sharks scored five converted tries to beat the Cheetahs 35-7 in a pre-season friendly in Umlazi on Friday night.
The Cheetahs have named two different teams for Friday's pre-season friendly against the Sharks in Umlazi.
The start to the Super Rugby season has provided few clear-cut answers to the Boks’ flyhalf conundrum, but in Curwin Bosch, SA rugby has a raw gem that needs to be nurtured, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Bulls’ limp and largely aimless performances of the past 18 months suggest that something is profoundly wrong at the once proud franchise, writes JON CARDINELLI.
SA Rugby should be doing everything in its power to dissuade Lions coach Johan Ackermann from taking up an offer to head overseas, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Worcester wing Bryce Heem was red-carded and given a two-week ban for taking out the Wasps wing in the air.View all videos