The Cheetahs have named 39 players who will represent the team for the remainder of the current season.
The PRO14 is set to resume on 21 August but, at this point, no dates have been fixed for the derby games between the Cheetahs and Kings.
Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, both teams have only been allowed to return to non-contact training this week. PRO14 Rugby remains in constant dialogue with SA Rugby and the clubs and aims to identify appropriate dates for the two derbies when possible.
In the meantime, coach Hawies Fourie has announced his squad for the rest of the season. However, four out of the 39-man group will leave the union at the end of October. They are Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers), Tapiwa Mafura (Pumas), Benhard Janse van Rensburg (NEC Green Rockets) and Walt Steenkamp (Bulls).
Cheetahs squad for 2020:
Backs – Adriaan Carelse, Craig Barry, Clayton Blommetjies, Malcolm Jaer, Tapiwa Mafura, Ryno Smith, Carel-Jan Coetzee, Duncan Saal, Rosko Specman, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Dries Swanepoel, William Small-Smith, Frans Steyn, Howard Mnisi, Chris Smit, Tian Schoeman, Reinhardt Fortuin, Rewan Kruger, Ruan Pienaar, Tian Meyer, Ruben de Haas.
Forwards – Boan Venter, Charles Marais, Erich de Jager, Aranos Coetzee, Luan de Bruin, Reinach Venter, Marnus van der Merwe, Louis van der Westhuizen, Wilmar Arnoldi, JP du Preez, Walt Steenkamp, Reniel Hugo, Carl Wegner, Jasper Wiese, Chris Massyn, Oupa Mohoje, Andisa Ntsila, Aidon Davis, Junior Pokomela.
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