Biggest club rugby fixture weekend and a significant weekend for our DHL WP Rugby Women’s team.

This weekend sees just over one hundred and sixty club rugby fixtures on the cards, possibly our highest amount of weekend fixtures this season.

The Super League features ten clubs in action, and it’s in the middle of the table where the likes of False Bay, Brackenfell, and Hamiltons will realize that they are on the edge of the top six. The next few games will be vital. Hamiltons this week face UCT, who have four games in hand. Maties, with seven games in hand, and after their midweek win over Uni-Mil are already showing their intentions. Kuilsriver will be looking to extend the gap against NTK to avoid the dreaded play-off position thirteen.

Franschhoek remains at the top of the log in Super League B, but with an off weekend, they will know that their position is in jeopardy. The ever-challenging unbeaten SK Walmers look for the top spot as they face Bellville this week. The middle of the table still looks wide open, with only ten log points difference between positions five and ten.

Langa hosts CPUT this week, and while CPUT will be looking to secure their top six spot, they will be facing a motivated Langa. Langa, with two games in hand, and Belhar in fourteen will know that they are running out of opportunities as they face Primrose in a must-win game for both sides.

In Super League C, both log leaders Van der Stel-Evergreens and Goodwood are on a break. However, the latter will know that wins for Macassar and Hamediehs over Morning Star and Blue Jets, respectively, could see them drop to fourth. Morning Star in thirteen will be up for the challenge to get over Albions, who are on a break this weekend.

The promotion league is already witnessing some teams stating their intentions as Sir Lowrians lead the pack for promotion, followed by Manenberg Rangers. Yet, with Strand United, who have a game in hand and face Gardens this weekend, both positions are close enough to see a change in the log.

Local fans can witness some action-packed rugby at City Park this weekend as our DHL WP Rugby side hosts The Eastern Province Queens in their bid to secure their home semi-final position in the SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division league. Kick-off is at 12:30 at City Park.

On a final note, we congratulate our DHL Stormers’ Frans Malherbe, Deon Fourie, Manie Libbok, and Damian Willemse. They were all named in the final 33-man Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup together with current regulars Marvin Ory and Steven Kitshof while Joseph Dweba, Evan Roos and Herschel Jantjies have also been recognised by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber.