Go get some biltong, buy peanuts and put whatever in the freezer, your long wait to see South African rugby players in action is over.
It’s on days like these that I am glad we have top South Africans, or Saffas as we are called over there, playing in the UK.
While we are still waiting for SA rugby bosses to confirm the format of their post-lockdown domestic tournament, Harlequins and Sale Sharks will kick off the English Premiership restart tomorrow night at 8.40pm.
And kerels, this match - the first in the tournament after Covid-19 halted sport worldwide in March - should feature a number of South Africans.
One of Cape Town’s eie seuns, Wilco Louw, should have been involved in the colours of Harlequins.
But Quins coach Paul Gustard revealed earlier in the week that he is “still stuck in SA”, while they are also waiting on the arrival of Bok centre Andre Esterhuizen.
Ex-Lions youngster Tyrone Green is another new signing at Quins, while prop Maks van Dyk joined on a short-term deal.
Add one-cap Bok Stephan Lewies and Quins’ SA nommer staan sterk.
While they won’t have all their SA manskappe available for the clash, Quins will cross swords with a team that has no fewer than 10 of our countrymen in their squad.
Yes readers, I won’t be surprised if Sale Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe makes the lineout calls in Afrikaans.
He’ll be aiming at Lood de Jager or either one of Jono Ross, who is an ex-Bulls player, or the Du Preez twins Dan and Jean-Luc.
Gooi ex-Stormer Cobus Wiese in the mix and you have a hele klomp South African options for prop Coenie Oosthuizen to lift to get to the ball.
From there the “pill” will be taken by scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, who will feed Robert du Preez at 10.
There is the possibility that Du Preez might set up Rohan Janse van Rensburg to take the crash ball.
At this point, you may ask nou waar’s die Ingelse dan?
But our focus will be on our boys - hopefully all of them make the squad.
I am particularly interested in seeing how Du Preez goes at flyhalf next to Bok De Klerk.
Before the coronavirus lockdown, he enjoyed a good life in the Sharks’ No.10 jumper and playing outside of SA seems to be the best thing he could do.
Now 27, his best years are ahead of him and I do hope he cracks the nod for the national team again.
I believe Du Preez got a raw deal in SA - playing under heavy pressure at the Sharks where his dad was accused of nepotism because he picked his son over Curwin Bosch.
In Cape Town, he also didn’t have it all his way.
But Robert Junior is talented, he’s big and without unnecessary pressure. I reckon we will see him shine even more in England.
While that clash is the only one on Friday, Saturday is action-packed.
Francois Hougaard and Francois Venter’s Worcester Warriors get the ball rolling against Ruan Ackermann and his Gloucester teammates at 1.30m.
SA loosies Jacques Vermeulen and Jannes Kirsten’s Exeter, who top the log as we head into the restart, then tackle Leicester Tigers, who have Cyle Brink, Hanro Liebenberg, Jasper Wiese, Jaco Taute and also Kobus van Wyk, who will join from the Hurricanes, on their roster.
Bath, with former Kings prop Juan Schoeman in their squad, and London Irish, who have Joburg-born Sebastian de Chaves in their squad, then lock horns, before Bristol and Saracens square off.
Sarries used to be the English team with the most South Africans in their squad, but they now only have two - both ex-Stormers in prop Vincent Koch and Michael Rhodes - and will face a Bristol side without any Saffas in it.
Northampton Saints and Wasps end the round at 4pm.
Northampton, having lost Bok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach to Montpellier in France, added ex-Baby Bok Shaun Adendorff to their ranks before the restart - with him joining fellow countrymen Francois van Wyk and David Ribbans at the club.
Facing them is Wasps’ ex-Bok Juan de Jongh.
So while we don’t know exactly when we’ll get to see our local teams in action, these players should provide enough entertainment to keep SA fans going.