Prop Charles Marais and lock Walt Steenkamp have been ruled out of the Cheetahs’ first two Currie Cup games of the season due to injury.
Sharks hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle will captain the side during the 2018 Currie Cup season.
Former England and Harlequins No 8 Nick Easter is set to join the Sharks coaching setup for the duration of their Currie Cup campaign.
Western Province began their tour of France with a 59-14 win against Narbonne in Millau on Saturday.
Hooker Scarra Ntubeni has been appointed as captain of the Western Province team to take on Narbonne in Millau on Saturday.
Jimmy Stonehouse will coach the Pumas during their Currie Cup campaign after the departure of Brent Janse van Rensburg.
USA Eagles scrumhalf Ruben de Haas is excited at the prospect of developing his game at the Cheetahs.
WP Rugby has denied reports suggesting that a number of its players would be sold after the Currie Cup for financial reasons.
Western Province coach John Dobson says their France tour will allow the squad to bond after a list of players the union wants to sell was leaked to the media. DYLAN JACK reports.
Loose forward Hanro Liebenberg has been appointed as Blue Bulls captain for this year’s Currie Cup.