Incoming Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie says his side will be looking to be tactically astute as they move to northern-hemisphere conditions.
The Sharks have confirmed the signing of prop Ox Nche from the Cheetahs.
Ox Nche will start for the Cheetahs in one of four changes to their starting lineup for the Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
A round up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including an update on who Rassie Erasmus could leave out from the Springbok squad for the World Cup.
Wing Rabz Maxwane walked away with two coveted prizes at the Cheetahs awards ceremony for the 2018-19 season.
The Cheetahs will be without loosehead prop Ox Nche until the Pro14 final after he was given an eight-week suspension for a dangerous challenge.
Oupa Mohoje, Rudy Paige, and Ox Nche will start for the Free State Cheetahs against the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Springbok prop Ox Nche has extended his contract with the Cheetahs until 2019, warding off interest from other unions.