Oupa Mohoje will start on the bench for the Cheetahs against the Blue Bulls after being left out of the Springbok World Cup squad.
The Free State Cheetahs' recent resurgence continued when they beat Western Province 28-21 in Bloemfontein on Friday.
The Golden Lions claimed their fourth bonus-point win in as many games with a 41-11 victory over the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
The EP Kings will be keen to build on their recent improvement when they host the Sharks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Blue Bulls will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they face Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Francois Hougaard will miss the Blue Bulls clash with the Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday to attend his sister's wedding.
The Free State Cheetahs host Western Province in what promises to be an entertaining affair in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made five changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit.
Wing Kobus van Wyk returns to the Western Province line-up for Friday's Currie Cup clash against the FS Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Springboks Frans Malherbe, Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth and Damian de Allende have signed new deals with WP and the Stormers.
Blue Bulls number eight Hanro Liebenberg has been sidelined due to stomach surgery, but fellow back row Arno Botha is on his way back....
Western Province have confirmed that Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit will be furthering his career with the Stormers.
WP forwards Oli Kebble and Chris van Zyl could both miss this Friday's clash against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Although the official result will state that the Golden Lions beat the Sharks in Durban at the weekend, the full story is not reflected....
WP head coach John Dobson offered no excuses after his team's 47-29 loss to the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Blue Bulls kept up the pressure on the Golden Lions at the top of the table thanks to a 47-29 win in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Pumas bagged their second win of the Currie Cup season on Friday thanks to a 15-13 victory over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.