The Cheetahs lead the Currie Cup after five rounds thanks to a late escape against the Bulls in Pretoria.
Attack won the day over defence in a 81-point try-scoring festival as the Cheetahs scored in the final minute to win 41-40.
It was the Bulls third defeat in five matches.
The Cheetahs have won four from five matches. Their only defeat was earlier in the week to neighbours Griquas.
Tries: Swanepoel, Jantjies, Ulengo (2), Gelant
Conversions: Jantjies (3)
Penalties: Jantjies (3)
Free State Cheetahs
Tries: Mapimpi (3), Wiese, Venter, Petersen
Conversions: Eksteen (4)
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2017 Currie Cup log
- Cheetahs 21 points (five matches)
- Sharks 20 (4)
- WP 16 (5)
- Bulls 13 (5)
- Griquas (5)
- Lions 9 (5)
- Pumas 6 (4)