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#ThrougBackThursday - 1976

Posted on Thursday, 18 Mar 2021

#ThrougBackThursday - 1976

The coaches Sakkie van Zyl and Nelie Smith with a proud Wouter Hugo, captain of the Free State team which won the Currie Cup in 1976:  the first time in 80 years.  It took almost 30 years for the Free State Cheetahs to win the coveted trophy a second time, immediately followed by a third and fourth time!

Read more about the union’s Currie Cup story in the book Cheetahland: 125 Jaar se Lief en Leed, which will be for sale by mid-year. The book, written by Mr Statistics, Frikkie van Rensburg, and published (initially in Afrikaans) by Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, will cost about R400.

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

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