Free State Cheetahs managing director Harold Verster is confident the union will make it through the uncertain period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A visit to Irish side Connacht on 30 November will give the Southern Kings a chance to take what Robbi Kempson regards as their next step in the PRO14.
The Cheetahs and Southern Kings will have their sights set on strong finishes to their first PRO14 tours of the season when they line up against the Cardiff Blues and Ospreys on Saturday.
Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has made five changes to the starting lineup to face Connacht in his first official game in charge of the Bloemfontein side.
Ruan Pienaar says the Cheetahs will back their skills and stick to their expansive brand of rugby on their three-match tour in the northern hemisphere despite the wet conditions.
Former captain Jean de Villiers says South Africa need to surprise Rugby World Cup hosts Japan with variety if they are to win their quarter-final clash in Tokyo on Sunday.
The Southern Kings’ winless run in the PRO14 competition continued on Saturday after their 42-17 defeat by Ulster in Port Elizabeth.
Coach Franco Smith has made two changes to the Cheetahs starting lineup for their third game of the PRO14 season against Johan van Graan’s Munster in Bloemfontein on Friday.
The Southern Kings suffered their second defeat in as many weeks going down 31-20 to Munster in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
It is easy to point out the dreadlocked hooker Joseph Dweba in a Cheetahs lineup, not the least because of his irrepressible form in the last few months.