Wian du Preez, is already training with the Cheetahs for the upcoming Currie Cup season. Wian has 1 Springbok cap, but it could be argued that he could have had a few more. He has been a stalwart at Munster since the end of 2009. His experience will be invaluable, as the real possibility exists that the current Cheetahs front row could be called upon for The Rugby Championship.
Other returnees, are Piet Lindeque (Tuks, Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup, and Sharks), and Pieter Jordaan (DHL Western Province).
Wian joins Caylib Oosthuizen, Schalk van der Merwe, Rossouw de Klerk and Charl Marais as the prop options. Junior Bok prop Luan de Bruin could also come into the selection frame if needed.
Pieter Jordaan, younger brother of Sharks plyer Paul Jordaan, returns from Western Province, a year after signing for them straight out of school. He is a talented flyhalf, who is equally comfortable at centre. He will probably slot in for the Junior teams.
Piet Lindeque also joined the Sharks straight from school, then joined Tuks for the 2013 season, and played some Vodacom Cup rugby for the Blue Bulls before being drafted into The Sharks Super Rugby team. He has signed for the Free State Cheetahs and will be useful cover in the center position. He may even play a bigger role, should Robert Ebersohn be involved in The Rugby Championship.