The Free State Cheetahs say they are still engaged in high-level talks with local stakeholders to ensure they remain a valuable, viable and competitive franchise.
Backed by arguably the strongest rugby school in the country in Grey College, the Cheetahs are always a tough nut to crack at Craven Week, with future stars such as Jan-Hendrik Wessels, FC du Plessis and Sisonke Vumazonke having represented the Free State side in recent years.
Out-of-contract Cheetahs wing Sibahle Rabz Maxwane is poised to join the Lions on a two-year deal.
Loose forward Oupa Mohoje has signed a contract extension with the Cheetahs until 2021.
Check out this fascinating video from Real Rugby on the story behind Os du Randt’s comeback after years in the rugby wilderness, with a phone call from Rassie Erasmus planting the seed for the Bok legend’s return to the game.
SA Rugby has paid tribute to Harold Verster, whose involvement of more than 50 years in rugby will end when he steps down as managing director of the Free State Cheetahs.
Most Springbok fans will be fully aware of Rassie Erasmus’ achievements as a coach, but take a look back at highlights from his playing career for the Boks, Cats and Free State Cheetahs.
Two-time World Cup-winner Frans Steyn has confirmed he will return to South Africa in January 2020.
The Free State Cheetahs claimed a 38-33 bonus-point win against Western Province on Saturday to finish at the top of the Currie Cup standings. JON CARDINELLI reports.
This weekend’s Currie Cup teams as they are announced.