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The Cheetahs were a South African rugby union side, representing Free State and the Northern Cape, that competed in the Super Rugby tournament. The side entered Super Rugby in the second phase of its expansion in 2006 when the competition was labelled the Super 14.

Along with the Western Force (Australia) they side was one of two to enter during this period, however, both sides had their licenses revoked when the competition retracted by two teams at the end of 2017.

The Cheetahs struggled for much of their existence, qualifying for the finals just once – in 2013. They lost their only ever finals match to the Brumbies, 15-13, while finishing tenth or lower in every other season they played.

The 2018 Super Rugby draw can be found here.

Last updated: 11 January, 2018

Cheetahs Articles

The best South African XV in the Pro 14

The best South African XV in the Pro 14

by , 2 Aug 2017

It was recently announced that the Kings and Cheetahs will be joining the Pro 12 competition in Europe. Therefore, it’s time to look at how many players from the two teams would make a combined South African-qualified Pro 14 team.

Cheetahs and Kings officially join European Pro14 comp

Cheetahs and Kings officially join European Pro14 comp

by , 1 Aug 2017

South Africa’s two clubs that were axed from Super Rugby have been confirmed to participate in an expanded Pro14 competition in Europe.

Kings vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores

Kings vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores

by , 15 Jul 2017

It’s the end of an era for South African Super Rugby as the Kings and the Cheetahs play out their last ever match in the competition. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Mandela Bay Stadium early on Saturday morning, starting from 3am AEST.

Cheetahs and Kings axed, Pro 12 on the horizon

Cheetahs and Kings axed, Pro 12 on the horizon

by , 8 Jul 2017

The South African rugby union confirmed on Friday what was already widely expected as it axed the Cheetahs and Southern Kings from Super Rugby from next season.

Cheetahs vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores

Cheetahs vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores

by , 1 Jul 2017

The Stormers will hope for a win to improve their finals position when they travel to face the Cheetahs. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night, starting from 11:05pm AEST.

South Africa’s cast-offs set sights on European riches

South Africa’s cast-offs set sights on European riches

by , 1 Jul 2017

It may not seem like a seismic shift, but is the news that the Cheetahs and Southern Kings are set to join a European competition the first move in South Africa’s eventual exit from Super Rugby?

Cheetahs eclipse Sunwolves 47-7

Cheetahs eclipse Sunwolves 47-7

by , 27 May 2017

The Cheetahs have triumphed comfortably over the Sunwolves 47-7 in Tokyo.

Sunwolves vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Sunwolves vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 27 May 2017

Match result: The Cheetahs have triumphed comfortably over the Sunwolves 47-7 in Tokyo.

Hurricanes vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Hurricanes vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 20 May 2017

Match result: The Hurricanes blew away the Cheetahs 61-7 with a nine-try romp in Round 13 of Super Rugby at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

Blues vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Blues vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 12 May 2017

The team at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues, hosts the team sitting third in the Africa 1 conference, the Cheetahs. Join The Roar for commentary, scores and your say from 5:30pm AEST.


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