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The model also ensures the unions and the Springboks work in partnership to develop "players of national interest", and younger players will be offered "commitment clauses" that will reward them for staying in South Africa.
Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13 weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.
Munster used both experience and opportunism to come away with a narrow, but valuable, 30-26 win away over the Cheetahs in the PRO14 in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Scottish club Edinburgh held off a second half comeback from South Africa's Cheetahs to record a 37-21 win at Murrayfield on Friday.
Cardiff Blues came from 11 points down with just 20 minutes left in the match to emerge victorious against the Cheetahs.
Former Wallaby Henry Speight scored a try in a dramatic finish to ensure a draw for Ulster in their PRO14 encounter against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Scrumhalf Ali Price scored two tries as Glasgow Warriors continued their 100 percent start to the season with a bonus-point 52-24 victory over the Free State Cheetahs.
The Griquas claimed their first win of the 2018 Currie Cup when they rallied from behind to beat the Free State Cheetahs 52-24 in Kimberley on Saturday evening.
The Ospreys ran out convincing 46-14 winners over the Cheetahs from South Africa in their PRO14 fixture at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
A late penalty try wasn't enough for the Cheetahs as they suffered their third successive Currie Cup loss when they went down 29-33 to the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.
The 32-year-old hooker will end his 14-year professional career at the completion of the 2018 Super Rugby season.
KweséESPN's John Goliath looks at some of the pros and the cons if SA Rugby decides to ditch their southern-hemisphere partners for their northern counterparts.
Springboks centre Francois Venter will join Rory Duncan in swapping the PRO14 for the Aviva Premiership this summer after agreeing a two-year deal with Worcester Warriors.
Worcester Warriors have announced that current South African Rory Duncan will become head coach of the Aviva Premiership side when his contract at PRO14 side the Cheetahs comes to an end this summer.
Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and fellow New Zealander Jamison Gibson-Park have been refused entry to South Africa and will miss their side's upcoming PRO14 fixtures.
Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan remained upbeat, despite seeing his side lose 42-19 and conceding six tries to Ulster on their introduction to the new era of the Guinness PRO14.
Free State Cheetahs and Southern Kings are preparing for the start of a new chapter in their history when they enter the Celtic League's PRO14 competition.
South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.
Tuesday brought official confirmation that South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would, as expected, join an expanded PRO14 competition. But what will the new championship look like?
The PRO12 organisers have confirmed that the competition will expand to include two South African sides from the start of this season.
We're down to the final four in Super Rugby with the semifinal action set down for Christchurch and Johannesburg this weekend. So who will advance to the big dance?
After 17 rounds, we've reached the quarterfinals, so who'll come out on top and make it through to the semifinals?
We look at the final round of the home-and-away season: Can the Crusaders finish the campaign undefeated?
Australia's teams re-join the post-June Test Super Rugby action in the penultimate round of the competition.