I thought it good to open a new thread seeing as these sides' inclusion is now official.. Player transfers (confirmed) Please inform me of ones I might miss? Cheetahs - Raymond Rhule (WP/Stormers) (available to Cheetahs for the remainder of 2017) - Sergeal Petersen (WP/Stormers) (available to Cheetahs for the remainder of 2017) + Makazole Mapimpi (Kings) + Cecil Africa (SA 7s) Kings - Makazole Mapimpi (Cheetahs) - Lionel Cronje (somewhere in Japan) - Chris Cloete (Munster) - Ross Geldenhuys - Irne Herbst - Tyler Paul - Louis Schreuder - Thembelani Bholi + Cornal Hendricks (retirement subject to passing a medical exam) Having had a look at the Cheetahs line-up for the Currie Cup my 1st impression was they are resting their best players but then I realized that they have lost Cassiem, Venter and Mohoje to the Bokke while Van Jaarsved and Lee are still injured. I am not 100% if they are retaining Mohoje though. I see their Wiki page is way off. I'll take it upon myself to edit that as we get more clarity regarding their player squad in the weeks leading up to the 1st round. Seeing as the Rugby Championship clashes with Pro 14 it is starting to look like a master stroke to have let Rhule go and sign up Mapimpi and Africa. I expect Rhule'd be on a tidier sum as well as being unavailable to them for the duration of the Rugby Chamionship. I don't think anyone would have guessed they'd be without both of Cassiem and Mohoje though. And losing Francois Venter with Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Vorster and Mapoe all not selected for the Bokke is a bit of a surprise as well. Certainly to my mind. The Bok squad might look different later on in the competition though and I expect its exactly the likes of these 3 Cheetahs players who are more likely to rotate out. I expect they will be talking to the national coach to release these players if they aren't being used which I would be surprised if all three were. The Cheetahs will be needing their squad. I have less hope for the Kings for this season even if they were well above the Cheetahs ITO Super Rugby performances for 2017.