Springbok and Lions hooker Malcolm Marx has been linked with a move to join the Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan after the World Cup later this year.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made a single injury-enforced change to his starting lineup to face the Ospreys in Swansea on Saturday.
Cheetahs captain Oupa Mohoje has been ruled out of action for nine months after suffering a serious knee injury against Munster last Saturday.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says his young side is expecting a tough encounter against the experienced Ospreys in Swansea on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Oupa Mohoje, Rudy Paige, and Ox Nche will start for the Free State Cheetahs against the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Springbok flank Oupa Mohoje will captain the Cheetahs during the 2018-19 Pro14 season.