Pro14: Tipuric home with expectant wife as Ospreys face Cheetahs
|Pro14: Cheetahs v Ospreys|
|Date: Friday, 29 September Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein Kick-off: 16:00 BST|
|Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app. Highlights later online and on Scrum V on Sunday|
Ospreys will be without Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Justin Tipuric when they face Cheetahs in the Pro14 in Bloemfontein on Friday.
The 28-year-old is at home with his wife, who is due to give birth.
Head coach Steve Tandy said: "Justin's back home. His wife is expecting their second child. We're out here for the week so he's going to stay back home."
However, fly-half Dan Biggar is fit after coming off with a back spasm in last weekend's defeat by Benetton.
Ospreys will become the first Welsh team to play in South Africa in this season's revamped tournament.
The Swansea-based team are hoping to avoid equalling their worst run in the competition.
Since beating Zebre 22-13 in the opening round, they have lost to Glasgow, Munster and, last weekend, in Treviso.
After the defeat in Treviso, Tandy said the run of results does not constitute a crisis.
They have lost three successive games and the last time they were beaten in four matches on the trot was in their inaugural 2003-04 season.
Tandy's side have also lost their last six away games and face opponents who are seeking a third successive win, after victories against Zebre and Leinster.
The last time the South African team did that was in the 2013 Super Rugby season.