The Blue Bulls will face a stern test when they begin their Currie Cup campaign against Free State in Bloemfontein on Friday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
Oupa Mohoje, Rudy Paige, and Ox Nche will start for the Free State Cheetahs against the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Prop Charles Marais and lock Walt Steenkamp have been ruled out of the Cheetahs’ first two Currie Cup games of the season due to injury.
USA Eagles scrumhalf Ruben de Haas is excited at the prospect of developing his game at the Cheetahs.
Former Springbok scrumhalf Rudy Paige has signed a contract extension with the Cheetahs.
Springbok flank Oupa Mohoje will captain the Cheetahs during the 2018-19 Pro14 season.
Former Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel has signed a two-year contract with the Cheetahs until the end of the 2020 season.
George Whitehead kicked 12 points as Griquas claimed a 27-14 win over the Free State XV in the Provincial Rugby Challenge semi-final in Kimberley on Saturday.
Springbok prop Ox Nche has extended his contract with the Cheetahs until 2019, warding off interest from other unions.
Chief executive Martin Anayi says the introduction of the Cheetahs and Kings to the Pro14 was ‘overwhelmingly positive’.