Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie faces a tough Challenge Cup tie with Oyonnax in France on Sunday, after revealing challenges in preparation and the loss of two key players.
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Head coach Ivan van Rooyen expressed optimism about squad rotation benefiting the Lions in their Challenge Cup clash with Ospreys in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The Lions suffered a 13-3 loss to Montpellier at GGL Stadium on Saturday.
The Sharks ended a three-game losing streak emphatically by running in six tries to thrash Oyonnax in the Challenge Cup at Kings Park on Saturday.
Relive action of the Cheetahs’ defeat to Pau in a round 3 Challenge Cup clash at NRCA Stadium in Amsterdam.
The Cheetahs edge Pau in the Challenge Cup match on Sunday in Amsterdam, according to the SARugbymag.co.za team.
The Sharks crossed the whitewash six times as they thrashed Oyonnax in Durban on Saturday.
While South African players are required to rest for a minimum of eight weeks per season, the leave is not confined to a February-March window.
Home and abroad, South African players took centre stage in European club rugby action in 2023, with all five local franchises involved in the Champions and Challenge cups.