Cheetahs and Southern Kings join new-look Pro14

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South African clubs Cheetahs and Southern Kings will play in a new Pro14 competition comprising of two conferences this season.

Cheetahs and Southern Kings were axed from Super Rugby last month and were expected to join what was previously the Pro12.

It was confirmed via the competition's Twitter account on Tuesday that the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs and Port Elizabeth side Southern Kings will take on teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy.