Tributes have come in from far and wide after the news that former Free State prop Dougie Heymans had passed away on Monday.
Legendary Springbok prop Os du Randt has singled out a fellow South African as the most challenging opponent he ever faced at scrum time during his illustrious career.
SA Rugby has announced that the Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions will be back to normal this year, while also confirming new provincial U20 competitions after last year’s Covid-19 interruption.
Cheetahs centre William Small-Smith has announced his retirement from rugby due to the effects of a serious head injury.
The Free State Cheetahs say they are still engaged in high-level talks with local stakeholders to ensure they remain a valuable, viable and competitive franchise.
Backed by arguably the strongest rugby school in the country in Grey College, the Cheetahs are always a tough nut to crack at Craven Week, with future stars such as Jan-Hendrik Wessels, FC du Plessis and Sisonke Vumazonke having represented the Free State side in recent years.
Out-of-contract Cheetahs wing Sibahle Rabz Maxwane is poised to join the Lions on a two-year deal.
Loose forward Oupa Mohoje has signed a contract extension with the Cheetahs until 2021.
Check out this fascinating video from Real Rugby on the story behind Os du Randt’s comeback after years in the rugby wilderness, with a phone call from Rassie Erasmus planting the seed for the Bok legend’s return to the game.
SA Rugby has paid tribute to Harold Verster, whose involvement of more than 50 years in rugby will end when he steps down as managing director of the Free State Cheetahs.