Unbeaten in five matches, Tygerberg will have their first real test of their Super League A title credentials when they host defending champions False Bay at Florida Park on Saturday.
Fresh off a 38-14 win over SK Walmers this past weekend, Ricky Petersen’s men are flying high in the league and are currently in third place, with the Bay in fourth.
With Maties being the only other remaining unbeaten side in the competition, this is a match the Tiere will have to win if they want to keep their title challenge alive this season.
At home, it won’t be easy for Graham Knoop and his teammates to take the log points in Ravensmead.
But while the battle at the top of the log is getting intense, it is the
relegation scrap that is becoming even more heated.
Isma-Eel Dollie’s UniMil – one of the teams billed to be involved in this tussle at the start of the season after winning promotion from the Super League B last season, is currently showing that they are no pushovers.
Dollie guided his Milnerton side to yet another “shock” win over Brackenfell last weekend.
This after having a tough week in the build-up to the match.
Having suffered big defeats to Maties and False Bay, they were up against it against their hosts last Saturday.
But Dollie’s men, led by captain Edward Theron, bounced back in great fashion and produced a superb second half display to beat Brakkies 43-30.
The win pushed them up to ninth place on the log and with Parow NNK lying in wait this weekend, they have every chance of securing safety early in the season.
As for Wilbur Kraak’s NNK, they were in action against UCT last night and with only one log point to show for their efforts leading up to that game, they too will be hungry for a result when they travel to Theo Marais Park this weekend.
Then there’s the league’s bottom dwellers, Pniel Villagers.
With no log points to date, they face Durbell on Saturday.
Bobby Joubert’s men prepped for this game by playing against the Kenya national team last week and should add some stability to their up-down season to date.
Fourth from bottom, it is not expected that the Durbanville outfit will be involved in the relegation scrap come the end of the season.
But it’s time for them to show that they are still the team everyone feared after they won the 2015 national club championship title.
Primrose, third from bottom, have a bye this weekend.
In other action, Belhar host UCT at Accordian Park, while Hamiltons travel to Bellville where they will cross swords with Chester Williams’ UWC.