Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
4 Jun 2022
7:30 am

What an opportunity awaits Hawies and his Cheetahs team in Europe

Jonathan Mokuena

The fact Frans Steyn and Ruan Pienaar have committed to playing for another year should help lure new players to Bloemfontein.

The Cheetahs will play Challenge Cup rugby next season. Picture: Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images

The Cheetahs joining the European Challenge Cup is the best news of the last week. I am delighted that rugby in the Free State has been given a shot in the arm. I am so happy for the union, the players, coaches and the supporters. And you could see by some of the videos and tweets doing the rounds on Thursday just what it means to the Cheetahs and their supporters. Now, the hard work really starts. It is crucial that everything needed to be successful in an international competition of this magnitude is put in place and the players...