Coenie and Goose good to go
Cheetahs fans will be relieved to hear that Springboks Coenie Oosthuizen and Johan Goosen will both be fit to face the Sharks this weekend.
Oosthuizen has managed to train this week as he returns from back and neck injuries and is expected to start from the bench.
Goosen, who was rested for the pre-season games, will feature in the starting line-up set to be named on Wednesday having overcome a foot injury.
Heinrich Brussow will not play this weekend, but should be fit to travel to New Zealand to face the Chiefs next week.
“It’s a big game for us,” coach Naka Drotske told supersport.com.
“We want the victory to make sure we start on a high note. We can use the momentum as we go on tour next week, so it makes it a very important home game for us.”