Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
24 Jan 2020
10:14 am

Free State seems to be off the radar

Rudolph Jacobs

For a union that gives so much to South African rugby, it receives very little in return.

Rudolph Jacobs.

Are the Cheetahs being neglected by the national governing body? This is an issue that has been raised quite often lately. While the City of Roses hosted the Boks and England in 2018, it has been a while since Bloemfontein was allocated a major Test match, and there is a feeling that the city has disappeared from the radar since the Cheetahs’ exit from Super Rugby and their alliance with Pro14. Cheetahs supporters were very unhappy last year that the Springboks’ World Cup trophy tour didn’t include the Free State, while the British and Irish Lions tour in 2021 also...