With two home matches remaining in the competition – the last of which is a South African derby against the Isuzu Southern Kings – Franco Smith’s men will target a strong finish to the season.
The Free Staters have performed better than the Welshmen in the Guinness PRO14 this season with six victories and 36 log points in their 19 matches, to four wins and 21 points by the visitors, while they boast a far better attacking record with 66 tries to the Dragons’ 32.
The teams, however, have been closely matched on defence, with the Toyota Cheetahs conceding two more tries so far so far in the competition, but with the Dragons still in the hunt for their first away win, and the team inspired by an 18-18 draw against the Isuzu Southern Kings, it could be a cracker.
The Toyota Cheetahs registered a 29-17 victory against the Dragons in their only outing up until now in Newport last season, and they will look to maintain their dominance over the side as they go in search of their first home win since 2 February.
Date: Saturday, 13 April
SA time: 19h35
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (IRFU), Griffin Colby (SARU)
TMO: Johan Greeff (SARU)