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Meyer To Lead Cheetahs In Currie Cup

Tian Meyer will be leading the Toyota Free State Cheetahs for the 2019 Currie Cup competition.

The experienced scrumhalf was named as the joint captain of the Toyota Cheetahs for the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 following the long-term injury to Oupa Mohoje and proved himself as a worthy leader.

“It is a huge honour for me to be the captain of the Toyota Free State Cheetahs for this year’s Currie Cup,” said Meyer in a statement. 

“Together with the team, I am very excited to get onto the field to show how hard we’ve worked in the pre-season.  It’s not going to be easy, but we are determined to give our best and to make the supporters proud,” he added.

The management expressed confidence in the player. “Free State Rugby believes in Tian and wishes him well in the task ahead,” said the management.

The Toyota Cheetahs are especially excited about this year’s Currie Cup because of the fact that it doesn’t overlap with Guinness PRO14.  This means that the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be able to put their strongest possible side on the field and be a strong contender for the Cup.

For the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, the Currie Cup kicks off on Friday, 19 July against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.  On Saturday, 27 July they will be eager to face the SuperSport Challenge Champions, the Griquas in a neighbouring rivalry at Toyota Stadium. 

A week later, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on the Golden Lions on home turf in Bloemfontein followed by the Sharks in Durban.  The team will be travelling to Nelspruit where they will stand against the Pumas.

On 24 August the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will come up against Western Province in Toyota Stadium before seeing who qualifies for the Currie Cup semi-finals on 31 August 31 and final on the 7th of September.

By: Thapelo Molebatsi