Brilliant Springboks fullback Willie Le Roux has been included in the Cheetahs 36-man training squad ahead of their first major warm up match, but will not feature against local side the Pumas, after a training fixture over the weekend saw Le Roux injure his shoulder.
Sanzarrugby.com's series of looking back at the 2013 Super Rugby campaign recommences with a match which showed the Cheetahs revival was something to note, putting away the Sharks in their own backyard in torrential rain to show that Naka Drotske wasn't just teaching his men to attack, but to measure their approach.
On June 6, 2009, the British and Irish Lions came up against a South African flanker who was less than six feet tall, a height that in Springbok selection circles would be akin to selected a gnome to play in a Springboks back row, but that was the day that Heinrich Brussow announced himself to the global theatre that is international rugby.
Die Cheetahs sal waarskynlik nie iemand van buite aanstel om Michael Horak se Super-take oor te neem nie. Die verdedigingsafrigter se pligte behoort reeds vanaf einde Maart tussen die ander breiers in die Cheetahs se bestuurspan verdeel te word.
With less than 40 days to go until the nineteenth edition of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier provincial rugby competition, we look at some nagging issues that we are waiting in anticipation to be answered when Super Rugby kicks off on February 15.
It is a savannah that takes no prisoners, and while the South African rugby landscape may welcome back a team boasting the animal kingdom moniker of the greatest big cat of all, the men from Johannesburg will be quickly reminded that they will fight for survival in a conference full of apex predators.
The 2014 Super Rugby season creeps ever so closer, and to ensure that you, your family and friends are not disappointed, we have put together a quick list to make sure your membership options are covered!
Sanzarrugby.com continues our series where we look at an aspect from each team – this time round looking at what the coaching and playing staff might realistically say is their biggest goal coming into 2014 Super Rugby.
Our series of flashbacks for the 2013 Super Rugby season continues, with a look at the Cheetahs continued fairy-tale run on the road that saw them win in Perth to crash the christening of the Force's new ground.
The Bulls and Cheetahs scored historic wins in New Zealand, while a nail-biting win by the Stormers resulted in a clean sweep of South African teams over their New Zealand counterparts in an exciting fourth round of Super Rugby.
When the Cheetahs departed Waikato Stadium early in the season after suffering one of their biggest ever defeats, few would have picked the team to turnaround the season in the manner which they did - as we continue our look back at the 2013 Super Rugby campaign.
The Cheetahs will be one of the most eagerly watched teams in Super Rugby in 2014 due to their exploits this year, reaching the Super Rugby Finals Series for the first time while putting together a record campaign which broke most franchise records.
The Brumbies will fly to South Africa on Monday morning to meet the Bulls for a Grand Final spot after downing the Cheetahs 15-13 in a nail biting affair at Canberra Stadium on Sunday. In the first finals match played at Canberra Stadium in nine years, the University of Canberra Brumbies had to endure a post-siren conversion attempt by Cheetahs flyhalf Riaan Smit which would have sent the game into overtime.