Free State Announce Exciting Once Off Match On Saturday

The Toyota Cheetahs are pleased to announce a once-of match to take place on the 29th of May 2021 when the Toyota Cheetahs will face a Toyota Invitational team in Toyota Stadium.

The Toyota Cheetahs, with the help of SA Rugby and the four other franchises, have made this special game a reality. This game will give quality players on the fringes of their respective Rainbow Cup SA franchise teams some quality game time while the Toyota Cheetahs get to prepare against top opposition for the upcoming Currie Cup competition.

“We also believe it is of national interest that the Toyota Cheetahs players and the Toyota Invitational side get this opportunity to show their skills to the national selectors before the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa”, says Harold Verster, Managing Director of the Toyota Cheetahs.

The Toyota Invitational side will be made up of players from the Vodacom Bulls, Cell C Sharks, DHL Western Province and the Emirates Lions. The selected players will gather in Bloemfontein from Wednesday the 26th of May 2021 and will work under the guidance of two very experienced coaches, namely Ricardo Laubscher, former Springbok assistant coach and Springbok scrum coach Daan Human.

The two teams will be announced on Thursday the 27th of May 2021 by the respective coaching teams.

Honouring the massive work done by schools and school coaches in South Africa players from both teams will have the unique opportunity on Saturday to wear the socks of the school that helped them create their respective rugby paths.

“With this gesture, we would like to thank all the schools and school coaches that tirelessly produce top quality rugby players for the South African rugby landscape on an annual basis” add Verster.

The match will kick-off at 16h00 on Saturday the 29th of May 2021 in Toyota Stadium.