The back-to-back Super Rugby champions will be looking for a three-peat when they get their 2014 campaign underway.
Heinrich Brüssow will have a toe operation that will rule him out of the Cheetahs' first six Super Rugby matches.
Twenty-six warm-up matches have been scheduled for January and February.
League convert Benji Marshall is said to be fitting into the Blues squad well, ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season.
Fox Sports' takes a look at the Pretoria franchise ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season.
Springbok fullback Willie le Roux knows the expectations of him in the 2014 Super Rugby season will be higher now that he’s played at Test level for South Africa.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has announced the 38-man Super Rugby pre-season training squad that will train in Hermanus on Monday, 13 January.
Sharks loose forward Brynard Stander has joined the Western Force for their 2014 Super Rugby season.
The Blues headed to Ludus Magnus gym for one of their toughest training sessions ahead of the Super Rugby season.
Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper has made an early return to the Reds, joining training two weeks ahead of schedule.