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.
Springbok utility back Pat Lambie has been linked to Scottish club Edinburgh ahead of the 2018-19 Pro14 competition.
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.
The Cheetahs will have their sights set on Celtic Park in Glasgow, which has been chosen to host the Pro14 final on 25 May 2019.
Springbok flank Oupa Mohoje will captain the Cheetahs during the 2018-19 Pro14 season.
The two Pro14 conferences will remain unchanged for the 2018-19 season to ensure a balance of fixtures following the competition’s expansion last season.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will retire from all rugby with immediate effect.
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’.