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125 Years of Free State Rugby

Posted on Friday, 05 Mar 2021

125 Years of Free State Rugby

Since the inception of the Free State Rugby Union, only three players with the surname Bester played for the union. 

The Bester brothers Piet (prop) and André (hooker) were two of them. If you wonder who the third Bester is and in how many matches Piet and André played for Free State, you have to order the book Cheetahland: 125 Jaar se lief en leed.

The book, written by Mr Statistics, Frikkie van Rensburg, and published (initially in Afrikaans) by Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, will be available by mid-year at a price of R400. The names and statistics of each of the 1 611 players who represented the union through the years are listed in the book, which is packed with interesting anecdotes and pictures.

Only 1 000 copies will be published so it is important to send an email to media@fsrugby.co.za to put your name on the waiting list.

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