Tygerberg pulled off one of the most exciting “upsets” in this year’s Super League A by beating log leaders Hamiltons 31-10 last weekend.
Coach Ricky Petersen’s Tiere proved that they mean business this year, completely outplaying Hammies from the first whistle at the Stephen Oval and thereby blowing open the title race once again.
While Hamiltons are still at the top of the pile, the Tiere (now in fourth place) are hot on the heels of defending champions False Bay in third.
With Maties now the only unbeaten team left in the competition, they are still favourites to walk away with the title at the end of the season.
Having played only five matches, they are currently in fifth place.
But as for the chasing pack, Tygerberg will have their eye on the runners-up spot after proving to their supporters and themselves that they can beat the big guns – even away from home.
Hammies, meanwhile, will look to get back to winning ways this weekend after the shock result.
And they couldn’t have asked for an easier opponent than Pniel Villagers.
Pniel suffered their seventh straight defeat of the season when they went down to Belhar 48-10 last weekend.
So in the top-versus-bottom clash, Hamiltons should bag five log points even away from home.
While the race for the title is now heating up, there is also a scramble for mid-table positions.
Durbell, usually top-four contenders, have proven to be a mid-table side this year.
And they will have to fight hard this weekend against Brackenfell if they don’t want to slip further down the table from their current position in seventh.
Coach Johan Kotze’s Brakke have proven over the past two seasons that they are not a team to be messed with.
With only 6.6km separating the two clubs, it will be a derby as intense as any when the two teams lock horns in Durbanville on Saturday.
Staying with mid-table action, Belhar will look to continue where they left off against Pniel last weekend when they make the trip to Greenpoint where SK Walmers are waiting.
The hosts have not played in a while and after six matches they are currently in 12th place.
They will no doubt look to climb the ladder, making this yet another mouthwatering affair.
In the only other match this weekend, False Bay, who klapped Parow NTK 57-14 last weekend will look to get yet another bonus-point win when they host second-from-bottom Primrose at the Phillip Herbstein Stadium.