Should he be given the all clear to play this weekend, Brumbies outside back Pat McCabe will have powered through his rehab well ahead of schedule after undergoing serious shoulder surgery after the World Cup.
McCabe injured his shoulder while playing for Australian against the United States during the pool stages of the competition, but went on to play the final two play-off matches before the Wallabies were eliminated in Auckland.
Originally surgeons predicted McCabe would not return until week six of the 2012 Super Rugby competition, but extra attention from Brumbies medical staff - Angus Bathgate, Hamish Macauley and Byron Field - set the star up for an early return.
McCabe said he was back to full strength having been put through his paces at training over the last two weeks.
"I was meant to play last Sunday [for the ACT XV], but the game got cancelled because of the weather - so depending on what [head coach] Jake [White] does with the team I hope to be out there on Saturday," McCabe said.
"I'm a bit nervous heading into that first match not having any previous game time but I guess that's just part of it. Once I'm out there I won't be thinking about it.
"It's obviously been a lot of months rehabbing and training by myself so I'm pretty keen to get out there and test myself.
"It's been pretty tough watching the boys go around but it's been good to see them playing well, hopefully I can fit into that somewhere.
"I'm feeling fit and strong and obviously match fitness will take a bit of time but I'm confident with everything else."
The Brumbies' backline coach, Stephen Larkham, said the team was now ready to fire for the Cheetahs after a week off.
"It was very good for us to have the week off after the Force game, we really needed to win that and it was a heavy week," Larkham said.
"Having the break has given us a good chance to look at how the other teams are performing.
"The Cheetahs are continuing on from some of their results last year, they had some unlucky results. They were outplayed by the Bulls but they were unlucky against the Lions
"They'll be a better team than the one you saw play last weekend in South Africa."
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.