In the penultimate round of Currie Cup qualifiers, Griquas ousted the Valke 40-25 in Kimberley, while there were also wins for the Leopards and the Griffons.
The Leopards thrashed the Griffons 70-25 in their fifth-round Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier, while SWD and Boland also registered wins.
Gary van Aswegen will start for the EP Kings in a Currie Cup pre-season friendly against the Sharks XV on Friday.
Griquas thumped the Griffons 43-24 in their fourth round Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier, while there were also wins for SWD and the Valke.
Vlok Cilliers will join Western Province as the union's new kicking coach from 1 July.
Griquas edged the Leopards 33-32 in their third round Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier in Kimberley, while there were also wins for Boland and SWD.
The Leopards secured a 45-22 bonus-point win over the Valke in their second round Currie Cup qualifier in Kempton Park.
Griquas took a giant stride in their quest to be the eighth and final team in the Currie Cup Premier Division, by beating Border 52-5 in their first round qualifier.
Rory Duncan will take over as head coach of the Cheetahs during this season's Currie Cup campaign.
Tobias Botes is one of three new signings for the Kings ahead of their Currie Cup Premier Division campaign.