Scandalous allegations that WP Rugby faked bankruptcy for ulterior motives have emerged in an urgent high court application.
Details of WP Rugby's dire financial state, including how it suffered an operating loss of more than R12m in 2015, have emerged.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union applied for and obtained a court order for a provisional liquidation of their commercial arm.
Rugby writer Jacques van der Westhuyzen says the major challenge for the Cheetahs in the next few months will be to build their depth.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says the clash against the Bulls was a typical final in which pressure forced his side into errors.
Cheetahs flyhalf Niel Marais steered his team to their first Currie Cup title since 2007 in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Justice was done in Bloemfontein on Saturday as the Free State Cheetahs clinched their fifth Currie Cup title with a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls.
Franco Smith's men are hot favourites to capture the Currie Cup title and it would be a huge surprise if they aren't crowned champions.