Home Ground : Free State Stadium
The Cheetahs won the Currie Cup for the first time in 29 lean years in 2005, beating the Blue Bulls in Pretoria and starting a mini-revival for the hard men from Central South Africa. Unlike most of the grounds at the coast and even in places like Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Cheetahs, home base in Bloemfontein, Free State Stadium, has one of the hardest playing surfaces in the country. It's fitting really, as the men from the Free State have always been known to play a hard brand of rugby. In their white jerseys with orange trim, the Cheetahs are always formidable at home and have defeated numerous teams in Bloemfontein.