Franco Smith will officially hand over control of the high-flying Cheetahs to Hawies Fourie as he departs the franchise to join Italy at the end of November.
The Cheetahs sent interim coach Franco Smith off on a high with their first-ever win over Munster in a 40-16 bonus-point victory in Bloemfontein on Friday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith will look to sign off his spell in Bloemfontein successfully by continuing their unbeaten run in the PRO14 against Munster.
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.
While the Cheetahs may not grab the back pages during the World Cup, there are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on their PRO14 progress, writes DYLAN JACK.
Franco Smith has cautioned against raised expectations for the Cheetahs following their 48-14 win over last season’s finalists the Glasgow Warriors.
Veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will lead out the Cheetahs when they begin their PRO14 campaign against the Glasgow Warriors on Friday night.
Franco Smith says the Cheetahs need to temper their expectations ahead of the start of their PRO14 campaign against the Glasgow Warriors on Friday.
Outgoing coach Franco Smith has expressed his delight after the Cheetahs survived a strong fightback from the Golden Lions to clinch a riveting 31-28 win in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says he is proud about what he has been able to achieve with the team ahead of the Currie Cup final on Saturday.