Toyota Free State Cheetahs
The Toyota Free State Cheetahs are one of the first South African sides to participate in the Pro14 competition in Europe and the Bloemfontein side’s experience in Europe could prove to be vital in their quest for Currie Cup title number four. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs, considered one the smaller unions in South Africa, always punch above their weight and in Europe it was no different as they managed to secure a play-off spot in their debut Pro14 season.
Cell C Sharks
The Cell C Sharks won their first Currie Cup trophy in 1990 a triumph that is widely regarded as the biggest upset in the history of the Currie Cup. The Cell C Sharks 18-12 win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the 1990 final propelled the side to powerhouse status.