Bloemfontein

  • Cheetahs Invited To Join PRO12?

    The South African Super rugby union outfit, Cheetahs based in Bloemfontein have denied a BBC report last week that they have been officially invited to join the Pro12 next year although they have not denied discussions with the league. With SANZAAR cutting Super Rugby from 18 teams to 15 in 2018, the Cheetahs and the Kings have emerged as the favourites to lose their status. According to a report published on the BBC website last week, the Cheetahs have already been invited to take part in the...

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  • Roux And Erasmus Join PRO14 Board

    ... include the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. PRO14 chief executive Martin Anayi, commercial & marketing director Dermot Rigley and tournament director David Jordan joined Roux and Erasmus at the match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Munster in Bloemfontein last week following a series of productive meetings with local stakeholders. “To have the CEO and the director of rugby of another Tier 1 nation join the board is another important step forward for the PRO14 Rugby and for the rel...

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  • Esportif Establish South Africa Office

    ... company called Esportif International SA Ltd and will work closely with the other Esportif International offices throughout the rugby-playing world. Esportif International SA will have six full time agents operating in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and they will be managing Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Springbok players along with the future stars of the game. All of the agents are experienced operators accredited by SARU. Esportif International SA will specialise in the full...

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  • Super 18 Reverts To 15

    ... Sanzaar has confirmed that it is the national governing bodies of the two countries involved who will decide which sides are to be cut. It is expected that the two South African franchises with the least support and poorest results, the Cheetahs based in Bloemfontein and Kings in Port Elizabeth will be cut. SARU have said that a consultative process will delay an announcement until June. The ARU have announced that one of two clubs will be cut from either Western Force in Perth or the Melbourne...

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  • Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

    ... conditions including a minimum guaranteed payment of up to £800k (€910k) per team per year and a strengthening of playing squad quality. If the SA teams are to participate in this year’s PRO12 then time pressure would require some quick decisions. The Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs and Southern Kings from Port Elizabeth are the least successful of the countries six regional teams in terms of on and off-pitch performance. The Kings first competed in Super Rugby in 2016. The travel logistics wo...

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