Pro14 team to defend Cheetahs Currie Cup honour?
NEWS: The Free State Cheetahs will field their “strongest” and “best available” team in their promotion-relegation game against the South Western District Eagles.
That is why a substantial number of Pro14 players look set to be in action when the Cheetahs host the Eagles in Bloemfontein next Tuesday, October 30.
The Cheetahs, who struggled to compete in the Currie Cup and Pro14 simultaneously, failed to win a single match in the 2018 Currie Cup season.
Their two losing bonus points saw them finish last in the Premier Division.
The Eagles, who won the First Division, gets the right to tackle the Cheetahs in a once-off promotion-relegation match.
The Cheetahs made it clear they will throw their best available team into the fray next Tuesday.
The Cheetahs will feature in three high-profile matches in the next week – facing the Cardiff Blues on Saturday, October 27, and Munster, next Sunday, November 4.
Sandwiched in between is the promotion-relegation match.
“The Currie Cup is of utmost importance to the Cheetahs,” they said in a statement.
“The Cheetahs had a really tough time competing in two competitions simultaneously.
The prospects that the Currie Cup and Pro14 will not overlap again in the future, is exciting to the Cheetahs.
“It will allow them to field a powerful, champion team.”