Cheetahs lose prop

The Free State Cheetahs will be without injured loosehead prop Trevor Nyakane for the rest of the Currie Cup campaign.

Nyakane broke his thumb during Free State’s 29-16 win over Griquas last weekend and is expected to be out of action for eight to six weeks. This is a big blow as the Cheetahs have already lost WP Nel (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Coenie Oostuizen (injury) in their front row stocks.

Schalk van der Merwe is set to take over in the No 1 jersey, while Ross Geldenhuys provides back-up.