Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs vs. Opsreys http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5509/Toyota-Cheetahs-vs-Opsreys http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs take on Ospreys in Round 16 <br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will be facing Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea at 19:30 he log leaders, Glasgow on Saturday 24 February. <br><br> <br><br> The two sides met in Bloemfontein in round 5 with Cheetahs victorious 44-25. <br><br> <br><br> The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br><br> William Small-Smith (knee), Dennis Visser (knee), Tian Meyer (groin), Niell Jordaan (ankle), Elandrandeacute; Huggett (knee) Ruan van Rensburg, (knee), Lloyd Greeff (shoulder), Tom Botha (calf), Luan de Bruin.<br><br> The team will be travelling back to South Africa on Sunday for the home game against Connacht on Saturday, 3 March at 19:35 (SA time) in Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein.<br><br> <br><br> The match will not be broadcast on TV.<br><br> <br><br> The reason is that the 2017/18 Guinness PRO14 championship was finalised in a short amount of time and that TV broadcasting rights was the cause of some challenges. Unfortunately this match clashes with football and the fact that Ierland and Wales will be playing in a Six Nations match, which is one of the biggest derbies in Europe.<br><br> <br><br> The TV programs and broadcasts for the new season (from 1 September 2018) is currently under discussion and planning and promises to offer supporters a better product. Meetings in this regard will be held next week and next month in Dublin. <br><br> <br><br> Supporters can still follow the game on one of the following platforms: Facebook/CheetahsRugby, Twitter/CheetahsRugby, Cheetahs Rugby App available for Apple and Android phones<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> GUINNESS PRO14<br><br> Ospreys vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> 24 February 2018. Kick-off: 19:35 (SA Time)<br><br> Liberty Stadium, Swansea<br><br> <br><br> Shirt no.<br><br> Player <br><br> 15<br><br> Clayton Blommetjies<br><br> 14<br><br> Craig Barry<br><br> 13<br><br> Francois Venter ( C)<br><br> 12<br><br> Nico Lee<br><br> 11<br><br> Malcolm Jaer<br><br> 10<br><br> Niel Marais<br><br> 9<br><br> Shaun Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Charles Marais<br><br> 2<br><br> Torsten van Jaarsveld<br><br> 3<br><br> Johan Coetzee<br><br> 4<br><br> Justin Basson<br><br> 5<br><br> Reniel Hugo<br><br> 6<br><br> Paul Schoeman<br><br> 7<br><br> Henco Venter<br><br> 8<br><br> Uzair Cassiem<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 16<br><br> Jacques du Toit<br><br> 17<br><br> Ox Nche<br><br> 18<br><br> Erich de Jager<br><br> 19<br><br> Renier Bernardo<br><br> 20<br><br> Oupa Mohoje<br><br> 21<br><br> Zee Mkhabela<br><br> 22<br><br> Fred Zeilinga<br><br> 23<br><br> Luther Obi<br><br> <br><br> The referee for the match is Ben Whitehouse. He will be assisted by Dewi Phillips and Rob Price. <br><br> <br><br> 2018-02-23 Belangrike Kennisgewing: Ospreys vs Toyota Cheetahs – nie op TV uitgesaai http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5507/Belangrike-Kennisgewing--Ospreys-vs-Toyota-Cheetahs-–-nie-op-TV-uitgesaai- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Belangrike Kennisgewing: Ospreys vs Toyota Cheetahs andndash; nie op TV uitgesaai <br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat Rugby moet aankondig dat die Guinness PRO14 wedstryd tussen Ospreys en die Toyota Cheetahs wat op Saterdag, 24 Februarie om 19:35 (SA-tyd) in Swansea, Wallis plaasvind, nie op TV gebeeldsend sal word nie. <br><br> <br><br> Die rede is dat die 2017/18 Guinness PRO14 kampioenskap in andlsquo;n baie kort tyd gehanteer en gefinaliseer moes word en dat TV regte groot uitdagings gebied het. Ongelukkig bots hierdie wedstryd met sokker en die feit dat Ierland en Wallis in andlsquo;n Ses-Nasie wedstryd speel, wat een van die grootste derbies in hul geweste is. <br><br> <br><br> Die TV programme en uitsending vir die nuwe seisoen (vanaf 1 September 2018) is tans onder bespreking en beplanning en beloof om andlsquo;n beter produk vir ondersteuners te bied. Vergaderings hieromtrent vind volgende week en volgende maand in Dublin plaas. <br><br> <br><br> Ten einde ons ondersteuners geleentheid te bied om wel die wedstryd te volg is die volgende opsies beskikbaar:<br><br> Volg ons op Facebook/CheetahsRugby Volg ons op Twitter/CheetahsRugby Cheetahs Rugby Toepassing beskikbaar vir Apple en Android fone <br><br> <br><br> Important Notice: Ospreys vs Toyota Cheetahs andndash; no TV broadcast <br><br> <br><br> Free State Rugby has to announce that the Guinness PRO14 matches between Ospreys and the Toyota Cheetahs on Saturday, 24 February at 19:35 (SA time) in Swansea, Wales, will not be broadcast on TV. <br><br> <br><br> The reason is that the 2017/18 Guinness PRO14 championship was finalised in a short amount of time and that TV broadcasting rights was the cause of some challenges. Unfortunately this match clashes with football and the fact that Ierland and Wales will be playing in a Six Nations match, which is one of the biggest derbies in Europe. <br><br> <br><br> The TV programs and broadcasts for the new season (from 1 September 2018) is currently under discussion and planning and promises to offer supporters a better product. Meetings in this regard will be held next week and next month in Dublin. <br><br> <br><br> Supporters can still follow the game on one of the following platforms: <br><br> <br><br> Facebook/CheetahsRugby Twitter/CheetahsRugby Cheetahs Rugby App available for Apple and Android phones 2018-02-21 Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs stel vanjaar ‘n splinternuwe kaartjie toepassing (app) vir slimfone bekend. http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5506/Die-Toyota-Vrystaat-Cheetahs-stel-vanjaar-n-splinternuwe-kaartjie-toepassing-(app)-vir-slimfone-bekend-- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Die nuwe sal aanvanklik seisoenkaartjiehouers en kaartjiehouers se kaartjie gebruik vergemaklik. Gebruikers hoef slegs die kaartjie wat op die app verskyn by die hekke te toon en te skandeer om toegang tot die stadion te kry. <br><br> Verdere voordeel van hierdie tegnologie is dat kaartjiehouers hul kaartjies nou ook moeiteloos vir andlsquo;n ander ondersteuner kan aanstuur wat ook die app afgelaai en geregistreer het. <br><br> JohnsonWalters wat die tegnologie ontwikkel het, is in die proses om die app aan te pas sodat nuwe gebruikers ook die app kan gebruik om andlsquo;n wedstryddag kaartjie aan te koop.<br><br> Kry die gratis Cheetahs Rugby Toepassing app in die Android Playstore en registreer om jou kaartjie vir die wedstryd digitaal te kry:<br><br> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnsonwalters.cheetahsrugby<br><br> Hoe om die APP af te laai<br><br> Google Play Store (Android) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnsonwalters.cheetahsrugby<br><br> Apple App Store (iOS) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-state-cheetahs-rugby/id1336433349?mt=8 <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2018-02-20 Toyota Cheetahs face Glasgow Warriors in Scotland http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5505/Toyota-Cheetahs-face-Glasgow-Warriors-in-Scotland- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the log leaders, Glasgow Warriors on Friday, 16 February at 21:35 (SA time) at Scotstoun Stadium. The match will be broadcasted live on SuperSport 1. <br><br> This is the Toyota Cheetahandrsquo;s first and only visit to Scotland this season. The two sides met in Bloemfontein in round 6 with Glasgow handing the Toyota Cheetahs their only home defeat of the campaign so far.<br><br> "Glasgow is obviously a quality team who have proven that they are tough to beat on their home turf. This week we have made some exciting changes to the line-up that we believe suit our style of play intended for this weekend." said coach Rory Duncan. <br><br> Malcolm Jaer replace Sibhale Maxwano, with Luther Obi providing cover on the bench Niel Marais moves to the starting line-up, sending Fred Zeilinga to the bench Charles Marais moves to the starting line-up, sending Ox Nche to the bench Luan de Bruin replaces Aranos Coetzee; Coetzee will be providing cover on the bench. Tom Botha picked up an injury and is on his way back home. Reniel Hugo replaces Rynier Bernardo on lock Henco Venter moves to the starting line-up, sending Paul Schoeman to the bench The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br><br> William Small-Smith (knee), Dennis Visser (knee), Tian Meyer (groin), Niell Jordaan (ankle), Elandrandeacute; Huggett (knee) Ruan van Rensburg, (knee), Lloyd Greeff (shoulder), Tom Botha (calf).<br><br> The team will be travelling back to Wales next week where they will be taking on Ospreys in Swansea at 19:30 (SA time) before returning home for the match against Connacht <br><br> GUINNESS PRO14<br><br> Glasgow Warriors vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> 16 February 2018. Kick-off: 21:35 (SA Time)<br><br> Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow <br><br> <br><br> Shirt no.<br><br> Player <br><br> 15<br><br> Clayton Blommetjies<br><br> 14<br><br> Craig Barry<br><br> 13<br><br> Francois Venter (C)<br><br> 12<br><br> Nico Lee<br><br> 11<br><br> Malcolm Jaer<br><br> 10<br><br> Niel Marais<br><br> 9<br><br> Shaun Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Charles Marais<br><br> 2<br><br> Torsten Van Jaarsveld<br><br> 3<br><br> Luan de Bruin<br><br> 4<br><br> Justin Basson<br><br> 5<br><br> Reniel Hugo<br><br> 6<br><br> Henco Venter<br><br> 7<br><br> Oupa Mohoje<br><br> 8<br><br> Uzair Cassiem<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 16<br><br> Jacques Du Toit<br><br> 17<br><br> Ox Nche<br><br> 18<br><br> Johan Coetzee<br><br> 19<br><br> Carl Wegner<br><br> 20<br><br> Paul Schoeman<br><br> 21<br><br> Zee Mkhabela<br><br> 22<br><br> Fred Zeilinga<br><br> 23<br><br> Luther Obi<br><br> <br><br> The referee for the match is George Clancy (97th competition game). He will be assisted by Sean Gallagher and Sam Grove-White. The TMO is Brian MacNeice. <br><br> 2018-02-15 100 Days to Go: First-Ever Guinness PRO14 Final http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5504/100-Days-to-Go-First-Ever-Guinness-PRO14-Final- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za <br><br> Thereandrsquo;s just 100 Days to Go until the Guinness PRO14 Final kicks off in Dublin on May 26 when the Championship crowns its first-ever title winner of the new global era.<br><br> Aviva Stadium will host the fourth andlsquo;Destination Finalandrsquo; and after it welcomed a record attendance of 45,566 last year, even more supporters are expected in 2018 with strong ticket sales reported from Ireland, throughout the UK and right across the world.<br><br> Supporters will be spoilt for choice at this yearandrsquo;s Guinness PRO14 Final where the wide-ranging array of ticket options provides the Championshipandrsquo;s showpiece game with its best-ever offering.<br><br> Although teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales are still competing to reach the Guinness PRO14 Final, fans can guarantee their place right now by visiting http://bit.ly/Final2018 where prices start from just andeuro;35 for adults and andeuro;10 for children.<br><br> There are tickets to suit every budget with Premium Seating, Championship Packages and Hospitality Boxes all easily accessible at https://www.pro14rugby.org/hospitality_/<br><br> On top of all of this, Gullivers Sports Travel are acting as the Official Travel Partner to the Guinness PRO14 Final Series making it easier than ever for fans to reach Dublin for a great weekend of rugby (visit https://gulliverstravel.co.uk/event/guinness-pro14-final-series).<br><br> Dermot Rigley, Commercial and Marketing Director, PRO14 Rugby said that this seasonandrsquo;s offering was built upon a andlsquo;Fan Firstandrsquo; philosophy: "Fans who come to the Guinness PRO14 Final expect memories that last a life-time and this year we have done more than ever to offer as many tailored experiences as possible. No matter what your expectation, we have a ticket offering to match that thanks to the world-class venue that Aviva Stadium provides.<br><br> "Last season we sold tickets from 39 different countries and we know that the Guinness PRO14 Final is for all rugby fans and not just those who support the Finalist teams. No matter where youandrsquo;re coming from Gullivers Sports Travel will ensure you get to Dublin with plenty of time to get the most out of what promises to be an unforgettable rugby weekend," Rigley added.<br><br> "Weandrsquo;re also looking forward to revealing our plans for an innovative new Guinness PRO14 Final Fan Zone this year that will be the first of its kind and providing live action and entertainment for all the family. All of this fantastic news and we havenandrsquo;t even mentioned the world-class teams that will be on display as season after season our Championship delivers some of the most entertaining games of knock-out rugby that youandrsquo;ll ever see."<br><br> For all your Guinness PRO14 Final[AD1] ticket and travel needs make sure to click the links before itandrsquo;s too late:<br><br> Ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/Final2018<br><br> Gullivers Sports Travel packages: https://gulliverstravel.co.uk/event/guinness-pro14-final-series<br><br> Championship Packages: http://bit.ly/Final2018 select andlsquo;Championship Packageandrsquo; as ticket type<br><br> andmiddot; Match ticket, Buffet meal, Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks for 2hrs pre-match and half-time<br><br> andmiddot; Guinness PRO14 QandA<br><br> Corporate Hospitality: http://www.hospitalitypartnership.ie/events/guinness-pro14-final-2018/<br><br> andmiddot; Early admission to the Guinness PRO14 VIP corporate hospitality<br><br> andmiddot; Reserved seated match ticket provided by the Guinness PRO14 and allocated in groups.<br><br> andmiddot; Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks (2.5 hours pre-match and 1 hour post-match)<br><br> andmiddot; Superb three course gourmet meal with wines<br><br> andmiddot; Colour television facilities with match replay<br><br> andmiddot; Post-match reception with snacks<br><br> andmiddot; Official match programme<br><br> andmiddot; VIP guest wallet and itinerary<br><br> andmiddot; Experienced event managers in attendance throughout<br><br> <br><br> <br> <br> <br> 2018-02-15 Coaching Workshop http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5503/Coaching-Workshop http://www.fscheetahs.co.za <br><br> A coaching workshop, arranged by Free State Rugby Coaches Association and the Director of Rugby of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, Mr Franco Smith will take place in Bloemfontein from 23 andndash; 24 February 2018.<br><br> The aim of the workshop is to provide opportunities for coaches to improve their existing skills and knowledge.<br><br> Program<br><br> Day1, 23 February 2018:<br> 15:00 Opening and Welcome<br> 15:15 What is the way forward? (Can coaches make a difference?)<br> 16:15 Practical session<br> Core skill development in practice<br> 18:00 Feedback and questions<br> 18:30 Vleisbraai<br><br> Day 2, 24 February 2018:<br> 08:00 Coffee and informal discussion<br> 08:15 Theory andndash; The building blocks in rugby that is suitable for all ages<br> 09:00 Planning a coaching session and exercises to improve rugby skills<br> 09:45 Tea Break<br> 10:00 Practical session andndash; Game management, counter attack, individual coaching, attack shape<br> 11:15 Line-outs (movement on the floor)<br> 11:40 Scrums (body position drills)<br> 12:00 Feedback and questions<br> 13:00 Closing<br><br> Facilitators:<br><br> Franco Smith Director of Rugby: Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd<br> Daan Human Head Coach (Currie Cup)<br> Izak van der Westhuizen Free State Academy Manager<br> Melusi Mthetwa Head Coach: Free State u.21<br> Sino Ganto Skills and Defence Coach: Free State u.19<br> Johan Rourke Conditioning Coach<br> Albert Keuris Assistant Coach: Currie Cup<br><br> andbull; The registration fee for the seminar is R200 per coach<br> andbull; The seminar will take place at Toyota Stadium<br> andbull; Confirm attendance by sending an email to Selvyn at scolby@fsrugby.co.za by Friday, 16 February 2018.<br> andbull; All attending coaches will receive a certificate of attendance<br><br> All local coaches, especially provincial school coaches, are encouraged to attend. These coaches will also be provided with the opportunity to become involved with the Junior Cheetah Teams.<br><br> 2018-02-13 Toyota Cheetahs face Cardiff Blues in Wales http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5502/Toyota-Cheetahs-face-Cardiff-Blues-in-Wales- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs face Cardiff Blues in Wales<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on Cardiff Blues on Saturday, 10 February at 21:35 (SA time) at Cardiff Arms Park for their very first game in Wales. The match will be broadcasted live on SuperSport 1. <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs showed a lot of muscle since joining Guinness PRO14 championship in September 2017 and the mission remains to close the gap on second place. The Toyota Cheetahs are third on the log in Conference A, trailing Munster with only three points. <br><br> The team have played in 13 matches so far of which they have won eight with a winning rate of 88% at home. The Toyota Cheetahs have a total of 51 tries and an overall winning rate of 62%. With eight (five away and three home) matches still to play before the play-offs, the Toyota Cheetahs are competing for home play-offs. Their only defeat in their last five Guinness PRO14 matches was 21-27 in Treviso on January 6.<br><br> Although this will be the first Guinness PRO14 encounter for the two teams, they have previously met in a friendly match for the Sir George Grey Cub in 2012 in Bloemfontein. <br><br> Coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for the match:<br><br> andbull; Springbok centre and Captain of the Toyota Cheetahs, Francois Venter will be making his return from injury.<br> andbull; Malcolm Jaer will be making his Guinness PRO debut when he sets foot to field. <br> andbull; Tier Schoeman will be playing in his 50th match for the Toyota Cheetahs. <br><br> The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br> William Small-Smith (knee), Dennis Visser (knee), Tian Meyer (groin), Niell Jordaan (ankle), Elandrandeacute; Huggett (knee) Ruan van Rensburg, (knee), Lloyd Greeff (shoulder).<br> The team will be travelling to Scotland next week for the second match of their three week where they will be facing log leaders, Glasgow Warriors in Glasgow on Friday, 16 February at 21:35 (SA time). On Saturday, 24 February the Toyota Cheetahs will be back in Wales where they will be taking on Ospreys in Swansea at 19:30 (SA time).<br><br> <br> GUINNESS PRO14<br> Cardiff Blues vs Toyota Cheetahs<br> 10 February 2018. Kick-off: 21:35 (SA Time)<br> Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff<br><br> Shirt no. Player<br> 15 Clayton Blommetjies<br> 14 Craig Barry<br> 13 Francois Venter (C)<br> 12 Nico Lee<br> 11 Sibhale Maxwano<br> 10 Fred Zeilinga<br> 9 Shaun Venter<br> 1 Ox Nche<br> 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld<br> 3 Johan Coetzee<br> 4 Justin Basson<br> 5 Rynier Bernardo<br> 6 Paul Schoeman<br> 7 Oupa Mohoje<br> 8 Uzair Cassiem<br> <br> 16 Jacques Du Toit<br> 17 Charles Marais<br> 18 Tom Botha<br> 19 Carl Wegner<br> 20 Henco Venter<br> 21 Zee Mkhabela<br> 22 Niel Marais<br> 23 Malcolm Jaer<br><br> The referee for the match is Ian Davies (70th competition game). He will be assisted by Rhys Thomas and Rob Price. The TMO is Jon Mason. <br><br> 2018-02-09 Rory to leave Toyota Cheetahs. Franco coach again http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5501/Rory-to-leave-Toyota-Cheetahs-Franco-coach-again http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Rory Duncan to leave Toyota Cheetahs at the end of season<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs can confirm that Head Coach Rory Duncan will be leaving the Toyota Cheetahs with the completion of the Guinness Pro14 championship in May 2018. Rory will be joining Worcester Warriors in the UK. <br><br> Having won the Currie Cup as captain of the 2007 Free State Cheetahs team and serving as not only Director of Rugby but also as head coach of the Currie Cup and Guinness Pro14 side, Rory Duncan has been an vital part of the Toyota Cheetahs over last 4 years. He has made a lasting impact not only on the filed but also in the boardroom. During his tenure as Director of Rugby Rory played an integral part in opening the doors for the Toyota Cheetahs in the northern hemisphere and has gone on to coach the team to eight victories thus far in the 2017/2018 Guinness Pro 14.<br><br> "We have great appreciation for what Rory has done for Free State Rugby over the last four years and we wish him well," said Harold Verster, Manging Director of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd.<br><br> Free State Rugby thank Rory for his commitment and dedication during his time at the Toyota Cheetahs and is proud to send yet another product of the Toyota Cheetah into the rugby world and wish him well on his future endeavours. Just as Rassie Erasmus and Niel Powell, Rory is also another great example that Free State Rugby is truly a breeding ground of opportunity. <br><br> Franco Smith coach Toyota Cheetahs again<br><br> Franco Smith has decided to return full time to the Toyota Cheetahs and not to accept an offer to remain on the Springbok coaching staff. He will be staying on as Director of Rugby and Head Coach of the Toyota Cheetahs for the next two seasons. Smith will be replacing Rory Duncan who will be leaving for Worcester Warriors after the 2017/2018 Guinness PRO14 campaign. <br><br> "Free State Rugby had long interviews and discussions about the situation and the process was completed in good spirit," said Harold Verster, Managing Director of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd. "Free State Rugby is excited and thankful that Franco made the decision to stay. His rugby expertise and coaching ability is invaluable to the Toyota Cheetahs."<br><br> 2018-02-08 Cardiff Blues vs Toyota Cheetahs – 10 Februarie 2018 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5500/Cardiff-Blues-vs-Toyota-Cheetahs-–-10-Februarie-2018 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Cardiff Blues vs Toyota Cheetahs andndash; 10 February 2018<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs arrived in Cardiff, Wales for a three week Guinness PRO14 tour to Wales and Scotland.<br> The team will be playing against Cardiff Blues on Saturday, 10 February at 21:35 (SA time) in Wales before travelling to Scotland where they will be facing log leaders, Glasgow Warriors in Glasgow on Friday, 16 February at 21:35 (SA time). On Saturday, 24 February the Toyota Cheetahs will be back in Wales where they will be taking on Ospreys in Swansea at 19:30 (SA time).<br> Together with Francois Venter, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Tier Schoeman, Malcolm Jaer and Luther Obi will be going on tour after being cleared from injury. <br> The players on tour are: <br> Craig Barry, Justin Basson, Rynier Barnardo, Clayton Blommetjies, Tom Botha, Uzair Cassiem, Johan Coetzee, Luan de Bruin, Jacques du Toit, Joseph Dweba, Reniel Hugo, Malcolm Jaer, Nico Lee, Charles Marais, Niel Marais, Rabs Maxwane, Zee Mkhabela, Oupa Mohoje, Ox Nche, Luther Obi, Paul Schoeman, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Henco Venter, Francois Venter, Shaun Venter, Carl Wegner, Fred Zeilinga.<br> Players who are still on the injury list are:<br> William Small-Smith, centre (knee, twee months), Dennis Visser, lock (knee, three to four months), Tian Meyer, scrumhalf (groin, five weeks), Niell Jordaan, loose forward (ankle, three to five weeks), Elandrandeacute; Huggett, hooker (knee, four months) Ruan van Rensburg, backline player (knee, two to three months), Lloyd Greeff, wing (shoulder, six weeks).<br><br> andbull; The team to face Cardiff will be announced on Friday at 13:00.<br><br> <br><br> 2018-02-07 Free State Rugby u.19 League http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5499/Free-State-Rugby-u19-League- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Free State Rugby u.19 League<br><br> <br> Free State Rugby is excited to announce that a new u.19 league will be kicking off in Bloemfontein this week. The aim of the league is to identify and retain new and local talent.<br> "Too many players with potential stop playing rugby after school and are lost for the region. With the u.19 league, Free State Rugby aims to feed and strengthen professional and club rugby from junior levels up," said Franco Smith, the Director of Rugby at the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd. "Free State Rugby are seen as the breeding ground of talent and opportunity."<br> The Free State has always been seen as a natural source of rugby talent and Free State Rugby wants to ensure that players that recently matriculated are given an opportunity to make their rugby dreams come true.<br><br> <br> Teams participating in the league:<br> andbull; Bloemfontein Invitational team (consisting of players from CUTII and Bloemfontein Academy, coached by Hendrik Ras and coordinated by Skillie Bester)<br> andbull; Free State Invitational team (consisting of all the clubs in Bloemfontein and the Toyota Cheetah Academy, coached by Jan du Toit, Bobby Joubert and Carel Bester and coordinated by Bertram Johnson)<br> andbull; UVI (coached by Rasheed Isaacs and Justin Pappin, Isaacs is the coordinator)<br> andbull; UVII (coached by Rasheed Isaacs and Justin Pappin, Isaacs is the coordinator)<br> andbull; CUT (coached by Rynhardt Erwee and coordinated by Skillie Bester)<br> andbull; Grey College (coached and coordinated by Wessel du Plessis)<br> The league will be played over six weeks starting on Friday, 9 February and ending on the 10th of March. There will not be a final match. On the 10th of March, the teams will play against first and second, third and fourth and fifth and sixth respectively in that sequence.<br> Matches on the 9th of February will be kicking off at 15:30 and played at Grey College.<br> To encourage attractive and running rugby, a rule will be enforced were only a forward will be allowed to kick at goal (penalty or conversion).<br> There will be a festive atmosphere at the games and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.<br> Contact Selvyn Colby at 051 407 1700 or scolby@fsrugby.co.za for information.<br><br> Fixtures:<br> 9 Feb - Grey College<br> Grey vs CUT<br> UV I vs UVII (postponed)<br> FS vs BFN<br><br> <br> 16 Feb - CUT<br> UV II vs BFN<br> FS vs CUT<br> Grey vs UVI<br><br> <br> 21 Feb - Grey College<br> Grey vs FS<br> BFN UV1 CUT vs UVII<br><br> <br> 26 Feb - UV<br> Grey vs BFN<br> UVI vs CUT<br> FS vs UV II<br><br> <br> 3 March - Toyota Stadium<br> Grey vs UVII<br> UV I vs FS<br> CUT vs BFN<br><br> <br> 10 March - CUT<br> 1 vs 2<br> 3 vs 4<br> 5 vs 6<br><br> <br><br> 2018-02-05