The Free State Cheetahs are ready to take on the Currie Cup this year and we expect them to be a major contender for the title.
Last year was a dismal season for the men from Bloemfontein because the Currie Cup and PRO14 season overlapped so they could not field their best team.
That was a big reason why they could not register even one win during the season.
The Cheetahs will also use the Currie Cup as pre-season for the 2019-2020 PRO14 which will give them great time to build a strong team to compete in Europe this coming season.
With a new coach also being appointed in Fourie they will want to get their game and team ready for what will be another gruelling PRO14 season.
Tian Meyer has been appointed captain of the Currie Cup side after he led the team for most of last years PRO14.
The Cheetahs will have the first weekend off with a bye and will only start their campaign against the Blue Bulls at Loftus on the 19th July.
The following weekend they will have their first home game against the SuperSport Challenge Champions, Griquas which will be another huge clash.
With no room for error the Cheetahs will want to make sure that they get off on a winning note this season against the Blue Bulls and build moment in a very short Currie Cup competition.