The Blue Bulls have been dealt a big setback ahead of the Currie Cup final with star lock RG Snyman having been ruled out with a skull fracture.
The 21-year-old Snyman has been one of the finds of the season but will miss out on the biggest game of his short career after suffering the skull fracture and a concussion in his side's 36-30 semi-final victory over Western Province at the weekend.
Meanwhile Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais believes that his charges are good enough to unseat with the rampaging Cheetahs.
"The Cheetahs are an excellent side, they didn’t lose one game," Marais Supersport.
"The Lions also didn’t lose one game last year on their way to win the Currie Cup. All the momentum is with them at the moment.
"Our side is playing good rugby and we will have one or two plans up our sleeves. They are a young team that is playing with a lot of confidence, but we are also a young side that is playing with a lot of confidence. So it will be an interesting match.
"We know how good they are so we won’t go down there and underestimate them. As John Dobson said this week, the pressure was on us because it was a home game.
"We believe we are a good enough side to beat them but only 80 minutes down the line will tell you that."