The Cheetahs Are Coming To Ireland For Their First Ever PRO14 Fixture
Exciting times ahead.
It has been confirmed that Ulster Rugby will host the Toyota Cheetahs in the opening round of the Guinness PRO14 Championship.
The Cheetahs are one of two South African franchises along with the Souther Kings to join a new revamped championship featuring 14 teams, split into two conferences of seven.
Commenting on the announcement, Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss said:
“This is a really exciting departure for the competition and we’re delighted to be hosting the Cheetahs on the opening day, in what will be fantastic occasion under the lights of Kingspan Stadium.
“South Africa is one of world rugby’s great powerhouses with sides renowned for playing fast, open and uncompromising rugby so there is no doubt that both teams will add greatly to the Championship. The Cheetahs in particular are famous for their all-out attacking brand of rugby, and we also like to get the ball moving fast so I think it will make for a highly entertaining spectacle.”
The full schedule for Rounds 1-13 of the 2017/18 Guinness PRO14 Championship will be confirmed on Monday 7th August.