Still early days in the Super League A, it’s already clear who will challenge for top honours and who will fight relegation this season.
While there is enough time for teams to still find their feet, the fact that there are no third teams in this year’s competition means depth will be a problem for the teams that are already struggling against “bigger” opposition.
One such team is Belhar.
Having lost their season opener 43-15 to Parow NTK last weekend, Belhar was smashed 80-3 by False Bay on the weekend.
With flying winger Danie Roux once again in top flight, scoring four tries, the Bay ran in a total of 12 tries on the day.
Dylan Frylinck and Niyaaz Johnson also dotted down twice as False Bay once again proved that they will be one of the teams to beat this year.
As for NTK, who beat Belhar last weekend, they proved that that result was no fluke either when they got the better of Tygerberg at Florida Park last weekend.
After also going down unexpectedly to Brackenfell in their first fixture, it looks like Tygerberg is in for one tough season unless they can get back on the winning track at Villager this Saturday.
Back to NTK.
Alroy Brandt, former Milnerton High scholar, was the star of the show for them kicking a well-taken drop-goal to earn his side a one-point win over the Tiere.
Brandt scored a total of 22 points as his team pulled off one of the biggest early-season upsets to date.
NTK, still unbeaten heading into their clash against Hamiltons at home this weekend, will know that they will have to be even better come this weekend.
Hamiltons, after losing to False Bay in the first week, bounced back in style to klap Villager 40-11.
And there is no doubt that they will be in the top six come the end of the season.
Who exactly will join them, remains to be seen.
One club making a strong case for inclusion heading into the playoffs is Brackenfell.
After beating Tygerberg, the Brakke showed that they’ve got some bite.
So when SLA newcomers St Georges visited them last weekend, they were expected to win the match.
But experienced captain Armien Bailey and the rest of the Strand manne didn’t go down easily.
Despite trailing 17-0 at the break, St Georges fought back well and ultimately lost the match by only three points – 20-17.
Then there’s Durbell – the 2015 national club champs.
They weren’t as hot as expected last season, but with the core of their team still going strong they proved that they mean business once again against a strong UniMil side in Durbanville last weekend.
Despite a brace of tries by exciting utility back Jarryd Pennings, UniMil were washed off quite easily by Durbell 40-28.
And after also putting 40 past Villager in their opening match, the men from Durbanville will be happy going into their bye this weekend.