The Cheetahs will play their best available team against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park, in Round 12 of the Currie Cup 2017, this coming Saturday.
Note that the Guinness Pro14 is currently on a two-week European break to resume again on the 28 October 2017.
The Cheetah's vision and objective is still to keep the Currie Cup in the Free State, and therefore, each and every match from now on will be seen and played as a potential final.
Even though some players have played a substantial amount of rugby through Super Rugby, Currie Cup and now Guinness Pro14 the defence of the Currie Cup remains paramount.
As expected there might be a few niggles at this stage in the competition, and these players will be assessed and given an opportunity to recover.
Our full coaching structure will take charge of the Currie Cup team in preparation for the upcoming match. The structure includes Franco Smith as Director of Rugby, Rory Duncan as Head Coach assisted by Corniel van Zyl, Daan Human, Charl Strydom, Dave Williams.
It is all systems go for the current Currie Cup Champions in defending our title.