Rugby action gets going

17/01/2020
This weekend sees the start of the Super Rugby friendlies as the DHL Stormers play the Sharks in the Super Hero challenge at the FNB stadium in Soweto and our additional contracted players take on the Kings at Loerie Park in Knysna tonight.

The forthcoming action comes after we had a fantastic day of rugby at the Tygerberg RFC in Ravensmead which saw our Universities rugby day. Even though it was dubbed as such, we saw several players in action including the DHL Stormers and the WP Rugby Fifteen. The WP Rugby Fifteen as it is now referred to are all club players under the guidance of coach Jerome Paarwater.

The WP Rugby Fifteen was selected from our Super Leagues A, B and C after the clubs were invited to attend testing sessions at the HPC. Jerome will now move his attention to the Northern Region with clubs invited for testing at the Van der Stel rugby club this coming Tuesday, 21 Jan, The Paarl Region on Wednesday 22 Jan and the City and Southern Region on 28 Jan at City Park. Club players attending must bring along their RSA ID card as well as their rugby kit including boots, socks, shorts and jersey.

It’s heart-warming to see how many clubs have launched their pre-season activities and are inviting players to join their club structures. Clubs are however reminded that the administrative component is equally important and should ensure that they register their players with the WPRFU as soon as possible. Please be advised the player movement cut-off date for the 2020 season is 13 March 2020 which is three weeks before the start of the season.

Additionally, clubs are reminded to register all their coaches on Scrumit as a matter of urgency, this is a WPRFU requirement which falls in line with the regulations of various controlling bodies.

As you know rugby cannot move forward without officials and as such we again remind our clubs and fans to consider signing up as a referee. Registering with the referee’s society has been simplified, all you need to do is click on this link. Once you become a referee you could earn extra income weekly whilst staying involved with the sport you love.

With the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province set to play their matches at Cape Town Stadium from 2021 onwards, 2020 marks the end of an era at DHL Newlands, with some special farewell celebrations planned on top of the regular season. Season ticket holders will also have the first option on prime seats at Cape Town Stadium from 2021 for DHL Western Province and DHL Stormers matches.

The 2020 DHL Newlands season ticket package is R2900 per ticket and includes a Springbok Test and a special last game, as well as the full Vodacom Super Rugby and Currie Cup campaigns including all possible quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, for both the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province.
Season tickets can be purchased online at online.computicket.com whilst any queries can be directed to the WP Rugby Offices, on 021 659 4600.


WP Club Rugby Sevens ends another season successfully

20/11/2019
The WPRFU Score Sevens presented by African Bank ended with much fanfare and some excellent WP Rugby skills at CPUT this past weekend with Tygerberg RFC crowned as the sevens champions for the second year running.

After playing through four weeks of pool stages the top sixteen teams ended up playing in the Cup, Plate Shield and Bowl competitions with prize money on offer for several of the teams.

Tygerberg scored a 25-5 victory over Kuilsriver in their opening match before beating Hamiltons 24-5 in the quarter finals and then beating UWC 22-0 in the Cup Semi-finals to eventually end up as overall champions with a 14-0 win over Maties.

After losing their first match of the day to Belhar, False Bay went on to beat Young Peoples 14-7 in the Shield Semi-finals before beating Kuilsriver 12-5 in the Shield Finals.

Former champions Bellville walked away as the Plate Champions after beating Hamiltons 24-5 in the Plate final.

After losing their opening match to Maties, Goodwood went on to beat Uni-Mil 24-7 in the semi-finals and then winning the Bowl with a 31-7 win over Albions.

Not only did Tygerberg walk away as the overall champions but as was expected also with the bragging rights of having the player with the most points on the board. With most points and most tries scored during the tournament Tygerberg’s Rossco Syster was crowned as player of the tournament.
As overall champions Tygerberg also walked away with R10000 in prize money.

The WPRFU Score Sevens presented by African Bank this year went into it’s fifth year and again showed the success of the event. With just under fifty teams and close on one thousand players, in what we believe to be the world’s biggest organizational Sevens Rugby Tournament we are very happy to say that there is no doubt that the demand for this event is growing. We look forward to putting on an even greater show next year.


Sevens presented by African Bank top sixteen playoffs have finally arrived.

15/11/2019
After four rounds of sevens rugby action which saw just under fifty clubs participating in what we believe is the worlds largest organisational sevens rugby tournament we now see the top four form each pool on the finals day.

This Saturday sixteen teams will take to the field at CPUT to eventually end up in The Cup, The Plate, The Shield and

The Bowl sections.

The winners from the first round will remain competitive in The Cup whilst the losers from the first round will move to The Shield competition thereafter teams move to the Plate and Bowl competition in they lose again.

To get the day started Tygerberg face Kuilsriver and Hamiltons are up against Albions on fields A and B respectively at 11:30.

2018 Champions Tygerberg are unbeaten so far, and with the tournament, top try scorer Rosco Syster they will be a handful. To date, Syster has accumulated one hundred and sixty-six points with twenty tries and thirty-three conversions, which certainly puts him in the running for tournament top points scorer.

Hamiltons who ended second in Pool D under the guidance of former WP Rugby player Morgan Newman have lost only one match to date are scoring an average of five tries per match versus Albion’s three per match will be looking to make up for last year when they ended up as runners up to Tygerberg. Both Cameron Anderson (Hamiltons) and Xavier Mitchell (Albions ) are on a ten try run and as the two teams top try scorers these players could make the difference for either side.

Hands and Hearts who is generally known as a sevens specialist team face Hamlets and with them, in third place as the tournament point scoring team, they will be a big threat. Bellville faces Kylemore at the same time. Both these teams have lost only one match and we expect yet another close game.

Durbell face Young Peoples and Stellenbosch take on Goodwood in the third sequence of the day. The stats between these two teams is negligible as there is only a three-point overall score difference and both are on an equal four tries per game average. In contrast to this match, Stellenbosch has greater on paper advantage over Goodwood having scored more than a hundred points more overall.

Belhar will have their work cut out for them in the opening matches when they face False Bay. False Bay is currently the tournaments top points scoring team and top try-scoring team. The interesting fact here is that False Bay does not have any player in the top twenty top trie scorers, it’s this statistic that indicated False Bay are effective at utilising all more of their players.

UWC have the Duran Peter Hoffman and will be looking to put his try-scoring ability to work when they face Uni Mil in the final match of the opening games. The stats are in favour of UWC but UniMil will no doubt bring all their experienced passion to the field.

With all these matches scheduled for the weekend and with prize money for teams and players on offer, we expect yet another exciting day of Seven Rugby.


WP Clubs, Women’s rugby, SuperSport Challenge and DHL Stormers in action

14/06/2019
This Sunday our DHL WP Rugby team plays against Griquas in the semi-final of the SuperSport Challenge in Nelspruit. In addition to our regular Western Province and club rugby players coach Jerome Paarwater has included four players from the Super Rugby ranks. Kick off is at 12h30 on Sunday. Fans can watch the match live on SuperSport.

After eight matches UCT is still on top of the log in Super League A, but the rest of the pack is catching up fast. False Bay who has two matches in hand is now only six points behind after their 69-3 win over Villagers. By the time UCT return to action on 20 July a number of teams such as Durbell would have caught up with games in hand which could threaten their position. UWC and Uni-Mil will be watching closely to see how the log unfolds as they are next in line.

With no wins on the board yet for NTK and Paarl, and knowing that Primrose and SK Walmers return shortly, these two will be quite concerned about the relegation zone.

This weekend will see Villagers looking to show some grit as they travel to face Maties in Stellenbosch at the Danie Craven Stadium.

Super League B remains a hotbed, and where we saw the top nine teams split by only seven log points last week, it was evident that any team in the league is up for the challenge as Young Peoples scored a 31-26 win over St Georges. Kuilsrivier and Franschhoek have now jumped ahead of the crowd slightly as both teams sit on 27 points with Kuilsrivier only slightly ahead on point’s difference after their respective wins over Macassar and Bellville. There are no matches scheduled for Super League B this weekend. Excluding Kuilsrivier all teams are back on the park next week and which means we could see a change in the log lead as Franschhoek need very little from their match against Busy Bees.

Scottsdene remains on top of the log and four points ahead of Hands and Hearts after their 43 – 15 win over Elise Rivier in Super League C. These two log leaders will, however, be put to the test when they face Pniel Villagers and Morning Star respectively. Morning Star scored a 28-18 win over rivals Kylemore and Pniel Villagers 19 – 12 over Blue Stars. There are no fixtures in Super League C this weekend and teams will be itching to get on the park next week.

After stumbling against Western Zebras last year, Masiphumelele regained some pride this weekend past as they walked away with an impressive 55-15 win to keep themselves unbeaten and on top of the log in the City League. In our other City League match, we saw Young Ideas beat Police 32-11. This was a good result for Young Ideas as they climbed four places on the log to fourth. Police, on the other hand, have now exhausted nine matches and will know that the remainder of their season matches are must wins if they are to reach the top three. It’s a full house of fixtures in the City League as we see several teams return to action this weekend.

Peninsula and Noordelikes remain unbeaten and one and two on the log in the Southern League after beating Young Brother and Rocklands respectively. CPUT, Retreat and Rocklands share the next three spots on the log with only point’s difference separating them. Lagunya is threatening to challenge as they have some games in hand and this weekend face Young Stars. Excluding points against Lagunya do have the upper hand on paper.

Albions and Whistling Wheels were the big climbers on the Northern League logs this week. Albions jumped from fourth to third with their 50-17 win over Stellenbosch Coronations while Whistling Wheels climbed into the second spot behind Blakes with their 26-23 win over Windmeul United. We have only one fixture on the cards here this week as Strand Pioneers host Stell-Corr. Pioneers who have played only four matches this year will be raring to go and will know that they have their next three matches at home, which will add a swing to their step.

Paarl Rangers and Lower Paarl remain on top in the Paarl Region, and Riverstones unseated Allandale to move up into third place. Young Standards took full advantage of their match against Simondium winning 22-10 and move up to fourth place. Allandale drops two places to fifth.

In the Simonsberg region, Phizantekraal could go into second place if they score a full house against Excelsior, but with Excelsior currently scoring an average of 32 points per match versus the 21 of Phizantekraal, this might be easier said than done.

On the ladies front, we see Tygerberg host Busy Bees. After five games, Busy Bees is unbeaten in the Women’s League. Tygerberg is in second place with only one loss this season and will be up for the challenge. Blue Jets Ladies are away to Dolphins.

The DHL Stormers face the Cell C Sharks at Newlands this weekend. This is a knock out match which will sees both teams needing a win to secure a place in the quarterfinals next week. We wish our boys the best of luck. Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 15h05 are available from all Computicket outlets and online at wprugby.computicket.com.


All leagues in action, WP Girls u16 and u18 run unbeaten and WP Rugby LSEN team great success

21/06/2019
It is all systems go for our WP Club Rugby teams as we see more than two hundred and sixty teams take to the field this weekend. Our WP Rugby u18 and u16 girls rugby sides traveled to Johannesburg, and our u21’s to Pretoria to face the Bulls in the Currie Cup competition.

Our juniors have been in action at the SA Schools week with some sterling performances. Our LSEN team went unbeaten with solid victories over EP, Griffons and SWD. We’re thrilled to say that twelve of our LSEN players have been accepted into the LSEN SA Fifteens team and five into the LSEN SA Sevens side.

Our u16’s DHL WP Rugby girls side went unbeaten against Border Country Districts, EP and Border and our u18’s were victorious against SWD, EP and the Blue Bulls. All this is again showing the success of our youth development programmes.

Closer to home we see Primrose back in action at home against Paarl in Super League A. Primrose will be looking for a good result here as their next four matches will be away from home against some well-oiled outfits. Brackenfell host Hamiltons in what seems to be a pretty even match but with both teams hovering at mid-table and the concern over a top-six position this could be an exciting match.

The annual match between SK Walmers and Uni-Mil has turned into somewhat of an occasion and this week sees SKW back after only three games to date. SKW travel to Milnerton. Our University sides are all on a break and return in four weeks.

Super League B is slowly developing a slight spread between the top and bottom teams but remains ever so close as only seven points separate the top six. With all the teams in the Super divisions off last week, the teams will be well rested and ready for action. With only one log point difference between Goodwood and Vineyards, and Vineyards getting back on the park for the first match since early May, this match promises to be spectacular..

A big talking pointy this week will no doubt be Collegians return to action and finally back on their home ground, as they face St Georges at Lentegeur. St Georges will still be smarting from their loss to Young Peoples and will know that playing at Lentegeur is always tough.

Franschhoek will be looking to take a clear lead at the top of the log over Kuilsrivier who is on bye this weekend. Franschhoek will need only one point from their match against a struggling Busy Bees to go to the top. Kuilsriver will never the less know that they still have a game in hand.

The ever-dangerous Hamlets travel to Helderberg this weekend and even though they scored a home win over leaders Franschoek their work will be cut out for them.

In Super League C log leaders Scottsdene United face Morning Star, but even with Scottsdene’s unbeaten record, travelling to Morning Star will keep them on their toes.

The match of the week in this league is no doubt Hands and Hearts up against Pniel Villagers as these teams sit in two and three respectively. It is worth noting, that should Pniel not succeed here, a win for either Strand over Young Wesleys, or Langa over Kylemore could see Strand or Langa jump into third on the log.

In the City League Hamediehs made a significant return with their win over Gardens thereby moving into second on the log and have now played an equal amount of matches as the unbeaten Masiphumele. Another team returning to action is the unbeaten Violets up against Police. A bonus point win for Violets could propel them to third considering the current third place Young Ideas is resting this weekend.

In the Southern League, it is virtually make or break for Retreat as they face Rocklands in what some would say is a derby match. For Retreat as is the case with CPUT, the ever coveted third place is up for grabs as Noordelikes are on a bye this weekend. The current Varsity Shield Champions are likely to be just a bit too strong for Stars as having amassed more than double their rivals season points, double the average tries and more than double the average points per game with thirty eight vs eighteen.

Albions will be looking to go top of the log and take advantage of the Eersterivier bye as they face Windmeul United in the Northern League. Blakes meet Whistling Wheels who are one point behind and fourth on the log.

Lower Paarl and Paarl Rangers still share the log lead in the Paarl Region, but this weekend will see some big challenges. Games in hand are not a major factor for most of the Paarl teams as, unlike the other leagues Paarl play two rounds with all teams playing home and away.

Phizantekraal and Faure have games in hand, and with Phizantekraal’s win over Excelsior, they continue to share second place with Faure behind Gordon Leopards. This weekend sees all six teams in the Simonsberg Region in action.


Currie Cup goes to club rugby and WP Rugby juniors dominate.

This week once again sees an abundance of WP club rugby action, and we’ve had some very proud WP Rugby moments. After last weeks success of our WP Rugby Girls and LSEN teams, our boys u13’s and u16’s followed suit with dominant results at the Grant Khomo and Craven week

Super League A became a bit more interesting after this past weekend’s results as Tygerberg scored an away win over False Bay, SK Walmers beat Uni Mil, and Brackenfell beat Hamiltons. There are three major factors at play, make the top six for the playoffs, secure first or second place on the log for a guaranteed semi-final and avoid the bottom three log positions by the end of the season.

Both False Bay and Durbell will need a five-point win if either of them are to overtake log leaders UCT this weekend. Durbell has home ground advantage, but after The Bay’s loss to The Tiere, they will be looking to set the record straight. SK Walmers wasted no time getting back into action with a win over Uni-Mil. This result will be of some concern for Paarl who scored their first season win over Primrose last weekend, as they face SKW this weekend.

Super League B once again delivered the entertainment with some interesting if not surprising results. Hamlets under the guidance of former provincial player Gavin Passens showed their ability to win home and away with their 36-15 win over Helderberg. Collegians made a solid return back at Lenteguer beating St Georges 19-18, and Belhar beat Young Peoples 19-17.

The excitement continues as we see some big games on the cards in Super League B this weekend. Fans will no doubt trek to Bellville as they host neighbours Belhar to enjoy a derby match and some Currie Cup action as our DHL WP Rugby u21 side host the Leopards at Bellville. Kick-off at 13:30. Collegians will be looking to capitalise on their win as they travel to All Saints, but the latter will still be flying high after taking the bragging rights over Macassar last week. Kuilsrivier, who still have two games in hand and only one loss this season host Helderberg, but Helderberg will know that they need to regain their early-season momentum and will likely up the pace.

The log positions in Super League C is turning out even closer than Super League B, as we now have only a twelve point split between the top nine teams. After Scottsdene’s 25-12 loss to Morning Star and Hands and Hearts narrow win over Pniel Villagers, Scottsdene and Hands now share the lead at the top of the log.

This week sees Pniel Villagers travel to Strand in what promises to be a close match. Both teams have a 71% win rate, and both are scoring an average of five tries per match. Pniel has the on-paper advantage of fewer points-against while Strand, on the other hand, has points-for in their favour.

Hamediehs, Masiphumelele and Violets remain unbeaten and in the top three places in the City League. Young Ideas remains in contention for one of these three spots, but they are running out of games in hand. This week Young Ideas takes on Hamediehs who have wins in their last three matches and will make things tough for their visitors.

The Southern League sees Peninsula still on top with Noordelikes who is also unbeaten in second place. The match of the weekend is undoubtedly Retreat versus CPUT. These two are equal on log points and win percentage, but CPUT does have the on-paper advantage with fewer points-against and more points-for.

Only two points off the pace in the Northern League is Blakes, who with the highest win rate on the log and still a game in hand is the likely threat to Albions. Albions recently regained the top spot and have won in their last four games. Eersterivier and Van der Stel – Evergreens are close behind with minor points separation. The door of opportunity will close for VDS-E as they play their final league match against Whistling Wheels. After this, their fate to get into the top three will depend on the other teams, but a win for them this weekend is vital.

In the Paarl Region, Paarl Rangers and Lower Paarl remain in one and two followed by Riverstones. This weekend’s clash between Paarl Rangers and Riverstones is possibly the feature match of the weekend. Riverstones have won their past four games on the trot, but Paarl Rangers are unbeaten, and the former will have to pull out all the stops to close the gap on the log. Young Gardens who come off losses to both these teams now face Lower Paarl who is also unbeaten.

The newly formed NFL League is up and running and saw wins for Young Brothers over Temperance and Cities, and Silverleaf over Bishop Lavis. Perseverance is top of the NFL League followed by Silverleaf and Young Brothers.


Juniors dominate at Craven week while WP Club Rugby gets hot in the wet

With the current school holidays, there certainly is a lot of attention on junior rugby. At the continuation of the Craven week, we see our u18 sides still performing well.

Our u18’s will be playing in the final against the Blue Bulls on Saturday at 2 pm, this match will be televised on SuperSport. The curtain raiser to this game will be the top-performing DHL WP Craven week XV u18. Additionally, the DHL WP Academy week side will be playing in the final against Free State.

On the club rugby side, False Bay jumped to the top of the Super League A log this week after their narrow 31-29 win over Durbell. The Bay leads here on points difference over UCT. UCT will be watching in anticipation as they only return to action in a fortnight.

Brackenfell who still have a game in hand and are only seven points off the pace seem well positioned after their 35-10 win over NTK. They will rest this weekend but then go on to face four teams which are position at the top of the log. Even though Villagers are floating around the bottom of the log this past weekend 33-27 win over Hamiltons, their oldest rival will go a long way towards boosting their confidence. With this match being one of the oldest derbies, Villagers will be proud of the bragging rights for another year.

SK Walmers showed their win over Uni-Mil was no flook as they delivered another great performance over Paarl. Similarly, Tygerberg continued their winning ways, beating Primrose 46-6. This weekend Tygerberg host Uni-Mil in what some would say is the featured match of the week. Even though Tygerberg has a higher win rate and significantly fewer points scored against they are still lower on the log, but on the other hand, they still have three games in hand and remain a big threat.

Franschoek remains in the top spot in Super League B while Kuilsriver and Bellville still have two games in hand and Vineyards and Hamlets with three games in hand. This keeps this league super exciting as there are still a number of contenders for the top three spots.

The match between Bellville and Belhar turned out to be a fantastic event for fans, and some coaches even going so far as to say that this was the best club rugby match they have seen this season. It was eventually Bellville taking the win 31-27.

Collegians showed they are back in action proper and can win away from home also as they travelled to Somerset West to take on All Saints and score a 25-12 win. This week The Coll host Kuilsriver, and even with the home ground advantage will have their work cut out for them against the former Super League A outfit.

Hamlets return to the Helderberg basin, where they have had some recent success as they face Macassar at home. Helderberg travels to Paarl to face Vineyards.

Langa is making a late challenge in Super League C as they come off a 52-24 win over Kraaifontein and still have two games in hand and only three points behind log leaders Hand and Hearts. Hands scored a 24-15 win over Blue Stars and remain unbeaten.

Second, on the log Scottsdene host Strand United this weekend. United have won their last five matches in a row and will be no pushover. A win for Scottsdene will take them to the top of the log as contenders Hands and Hearts, Strand and Langa are resting this weekend.

We see a top of the table clash between Hamediehs and Masiphumelele in the City League this week. Masi is unbeaten in the top spot and Hamediehs only stumbled against Young Ideas this weekend.

Depending on the former result Violets are in with a chance to take the second spot as they face Western Zebras while Young Ideas is off this weekend.

Noordlelikkes are in with a good chance to take the number one position on the log in the Southern League as the face Thistles, while the current log leaders Peninsula are on a bye. And with CPUT also off this weekend, we’ll see all top three on equal games played.

Blakes and Eersterivier have it all to play for as it’s make or break in the top five in the Northern League with only a six-point margin. Van der Stel-Evergreens might have left it too late as they have now completed their season and have to watch their fate from the sidelines. Albions, who face Strand Pioneers are also in with a chance to take first on the log should the results not go in favor of Blakes.

Even though Riverstones put up a good show against Paarl Rangers, it was simply a bridge too far as Rangers won 41-27. The same can be said for Young Gardens as they went down 27-12 to Lower Paarl. Even though this league still has a long way to go this does start splitting the log as these two winners increase the gap at the top of the log.

It’s a top and bottom clash as Perel United host Paarl Rangers, and with the significant difference between these two teams, Perel United need to bring a big game to stand a chance. Allandale will be looking to unseat Riverstones as they face Violets.


WP Club leagues loaded with action and the Currie Cup is back

With just over ninety WP Club Rugby fixtures and the start of the Currie Cup, we’re expecting yet another exciting weekend of rugby in Western Province.

This past weekend saw some very wet and windy conditions, but this did not dampen the spirits. In some cases, it did change the playing style a bit as we saw closer margin games as teams clearly decided the smart play was to keep the ball in hand.

In Super League, A False Bay top the log after their 5-0 win over Hamiltons while Durbell who are equal on games played is close behind in second after their 17-3 win over SK Walmers at the track. We’re still a long way from the final top six and next week sees the return of the Universities who will all have a hand to play in that space.

The nearest top of the log challenge this week is the match between False Bay and Brackenfell who is at five on the log. Brackenfell has two games in hand but will have to work hard away from home against The Bay who has only lost to Tygerberg this year.

There is no doubt that this weekend’s match between Bellville and Kuilsrivier at Bellville in Super League B is the pick of the weekend. As the stats go the numbers are pretty equal on both sides with pros and cons for both. Both sides have only one loss and are equal on log points with Kuilsrivier only ahead on points difference. Even though Kuilsrivier goes into this game with higher points for the season and slightly higher average tries per game, Bellville has the home ground advantage. This will be a true derby match and the fans will no doubt play a major role here.

After beating Macassar 38-13 Hamlets remain the dark horse and travels back to the Helderberg basin for the third week in a row as they now tackle All Saints. All Saints, of course, beat Macassar so this match will not be easy. Super League B again showed just how closely the teams are matched as Kuilsrivier beat Collegians 7-6, Helderberg beat Vineyards 13-10, Bellville beat St Georges 22-19 and Busy Bees beat Rangers 13 -8.

Super League C has been playing musical chairs at the top of the log this season and we could once again see Hands and Hearts at the top of the log as they face bottom of the log Young Wesley’s. A full house win here could see them jump over Scottsdene into first place, depending on Scottsdene’s results against Kraaifontein. Kraaifontein will be full of confidence after beating Pniel Villagers.

Masiphumelele and Violets remain unbeaten in the City League and retain positions one and two respectively. Masi managed to keep a challenging Hamediehs side at bay with a 13-3 win, while Violets, in turn, scored a 22-7 win over Western Zebras.

Noordelikes remain in the top spot in the Southern League after their 29-5 win over Thistles with Peninsula two points behind followed by CPUT. These three teams are virtually a shoe-in for the top three positions on the log, with only Lagunya standing an outside chance to squeeze into the third position ahead of CPUT.

The standout game this week in the Southern League will be Noordelikes hosting Retreat. This match will be a pride match for Retreat and with Noordelikes unbeaten it will be a tough game for “The Rivas”.

Van der Stel Evergreens will be sitting nervously on the sidelines in the Northern League this weekend as the third place is all to play for. Their fate now lies in the hands of the matches between Eersterivier versus Strand Pioneers and Sir Lowrians vs Blakes. If either Eerste Rivier or Sir Lowrians walk away with four points or more they will secure third place and make it to the promotion league.

It’s a two versus three clash in the Paarl Region as Lower Paarl take on Allandale, while the other top side Lower Paarl Rangers are up against Young Standards.