Plans to get the Cheetahs back into the United Rugby Championship (URC) are afoot, the franchise has confirmed.
The Cheetahs have been out in the cold after being booted out of the Pro14 in 2020 alongside the now liquidated Southern Kings.
The two franchises left the competition to make way for SA’s premier franchises, the Sharks, Bulls, Lions and Stormers, who are all playing in the URC now.
The Cheetahs have been left to play in the Currie Cup and have been doing really well, winning all seven matches so far season.
But they are running the risk of losing their best players who want to test themselves against top stars in an international competition.
Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has confirmed that there’s a meeting scheduled to take place towards the end of April to discuss a possibility of them getting a spot in the URC.
“That’s not in our hands, SA Rugby has got to come to the party there,” Fourie said.