Former Bok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar is expected to join the Cheetahs this week ahead of their derby against Griquas on Saturday.
According to OFM, the Pienaar family is still in the process of moving back to Bloemfontein from Belfast, but coach Franco Smith is hopeful that Pienaar will join the squad soon.
‘Ruan will come as soon as possible. There were a lot of festivities in Ireland lately, so he couldn’t get a proper quote for his furniture to be moved,’ Smith said.
‘He didn’t want to let his wife travel with the kids by themselves. I’ve travelled abroad and I know exactly what it means to pack up and travel.
‘He will join us as soon as he gets across and hopefully it is this week.’
The Cheetahs and Griquas face off in Bloemfontein on Saturday with the match set to kick off at 2pm.