Having won only one match in this year’s Varsity Cup and finishing at the bottom of the pile, UWC are currently unbeaten in this season’s Super League A.
Coach Chester Williams and his men played to a draw against struggling Hamiltons in their first match and then got the better of newcomers Paarl in their second encounter.
This weekend sees them hosting another unbeaten team in Brackenfell.
Coming off an easy 50-15 win over Primrose last weekend, scrumhalf Johan Herbst, who dotted down twice in the encounter, and his Brackenfell teammates will be full of confidence heading into the tie.
UDubs, meanwhile, also have some momentum on their side, having got the better of Paarl 34-28 away from home.
But if Williams and his men want to be considered serious playoff contenders this season, they have to beat Brackenfell at the University’s grounds on Saturday.
As for Primrose, they are finding life tough in SLA and will have their work cut out again when they travel to Milnerton to face UniMil on Saturday.
Having been promoted from Super League B last season, Primrose again got a 50 this past weekend and have now leaked a total of 160 points in just three games.
Another interesting development on the Western Province club rugby scene is the involvement of Maties’ second-stringers - Victorians - in the top flight.
With their match against False Bay not taking place last weekend, the skinner on social media platforms are that Vics have pulled out of the league because they don’t have enough players.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, it will serve as a blow to Villager, who would have faced them this weekend.
The men from Brookside had a bye last weekend and last played before Easter weekend and the extended break might halt the momentum they have built so far this season.
Maties, who were scheduled to play Vics last week, have now only played one match this season, having ended UniMil’s unbeaten run in Stellenbosch last weekend.
The defending champions will again be at home on Saturday when they welcome SK Walmers to the Danie Craven Stadium.
Elsewhere, Hamiltons are still in search of their first win this year when they travel to Durbanville where they’ll cross swords with Durbell.
Defeat in that encounter will severely damage Hamiltons’ aura of a team that is feared in the top flight.
Die ding gaan ook ruk at the Jan Burger Sports Complex in Parow where hosts NTK will welcome neighbours Tygerberg.