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.
Incoming Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie says his side will be looking to be tactically astute as they move to northern-hemisphere conditions.
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.
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 says the Cheetahs need to temper their expectations ahead of the start of their PRO14 campaign against the Glasgow Warriors on Friday.
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.
Hawies Fourie has been officially unveiled as the new Cheetahs head coach on Thursday, taking over from Italy-bound Franco Smith.
Hawies Fourie is expected to be unveiled as the new Cheetahs head coach on Thursday following the departure of Franco Smith to Italy.