South Africa’s newest franchise, the Central Cheetahs represent the predominantly rural high veldt provincial unions of the Free State Cheetahs, Griquas and the Northern Free State Griffons. Free State participated as a stand alone entity in the 1997 Super 12, and from a year later was a junior partner in the Cats franchise.

http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/

Head to Head Record:

Highlanders 8 Wins
Cheetahs 2 Win

Results:

1997: Highlanders v Free State, 0-5
2006: Cheetahs v Highlanders, 12-17
2007: Highlanders v Cheetahs, 21-17
2008: Cheetahs v Highlanders, 28-31
2009: Highlanders v Cheetahs, 32-8
2010: Cheetahs v Highlanders 24-31
2011: Highlanders v Cheetahs 24-21
2012: Cheetahs v Highlanders, 33-36
2013: Highlanders v Cheetahs, 19-36
2015: Cheetahs v Highlanders, 24-45

Log Placings:

1997: 7th
2006: 10th
2007: 11th
2008: 13th
2009: 14th
2010: 10th
2011: 11th
2012: 10th
2013: 6th
2014: 14th
2015: 12th
2016: 14th

Coaches:

2006: Rassie Erasmus (convenor) , Helgard Muller & Franco Smith
2007: Rassie Erasmus (convenor), Helgard Muller & Franco Smith
2008: Naka Drotske (convenor) & Helgard Muller
2009: Naka Drotske (convenor), Hawies Fourie & Barend Pieterse
2010: Naka Drotske (convenor), Hawies Fourie & Barend Pieterse
2011: Naka Drotske
2012: Naka Drotske
2013: Naka Drotske
2014: Naka Drotske
2015: Naka Drotske
2016: Franco Smith

Captains:

1997: Helgard Muller
2006: Juan Smith
2007: Juan Smith
2008: Juan Smith
2009: Juan Smith
2010: Juan Smith
2011: Juan Smith
2012: Adriaan Strauss
2013: Adriaan Strauss
2014: Adriaan Strauss
2015: Francois Ulys
2016: Francois Venter

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