The Currie Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed by a week to ensure that the matches do not clash with the Rugby Championship.
This comes after the second semi-final was originally scheduled to take place on 8 October, this is the same day the Springboks host the All Blacks at Kings’ Park in Durban.
To prevent a clash of matches, SARU decided to put the domestic knockout matches on hold and the semi-finals will now be played on 14 and 15 October.
The final will now be played on 22 October.
At this stage it looks as if the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be hosting the first semi-final, while the Blue Bulls and Sharks are the strongest contenders to be hosting the second semi.
Meanwhile, the Free State Cheetahs will be announcing their side to tackle the Pumas on Friday evening in Nelspruit.
It is expected that the team’s captain, Francois Venter, will be making his return from injury in the match.
Friday evening’s clash at the Mbombela Stadium in the Lowveld kicks off at 19:35. – MORGAN PIEK