It was cold and wet in the Mother City last weekend, but the action on the rugby fields was vuurwarm.
While it wasn’t raining tries, with the wet conditions not making for the most expansive style of play, it doesn’t mean there was a shortage of drama.
All the Super League A matches went down to the wire.
At Rosmead Avenue, Paarl registered their first win of the campaign beating Primrose 13-12.
While it was Conroy Eiman and his teammates’ first win of the season, Roses will be feeling that this was a game they should have won at home.
It was at the Philip Herbstein Stadium where the biggest shock of the weekend took place.
Having started the season by winning their first three matches, the Tiere slipped up big time against UWC, Hamiltons and Durbell and were on a three-match losing streak heading into the match against False Bay this weekend.
Coach Johnno van der Walt’s Bay were the clear favourites, but suffered their first defeat of the season against the odds as they went down 10-8.
Close encounters were the order of the day and it wasn’t any different in Brackenfell where the hosts squared off against Hamiltons.
Coming off back-to-back wins Hamiltons, would have wanted to make it three in a row to get their stuttering season on track.
But they were met by a determined home outfit that edged them by one point (14-13).
The only other match that took place last weekend saw Parow NTK host Durbell in what turned out to be the highest scoring encounter of the weekend.
With the hosts looking to bag only their second win of the season to date, they pushed Durbell all the way.
But they were beaten 24-18 in the end.
After their heroics in Constantia this past weekend, Tygerberg again hit the road on Saturday.
High on confidence, coach Anton Moolman’s men will look to inflict further damage on Primrose’s Super League A survival hopes.
The match of the weekend, though, is undoubtedly the battle between Durbell and False Bay in Durbanville.
Experienced lock Graham Knoop and his teammates will be hurting after losing to the Tiere and Durbell will know that they have to be on guard if they are going to pull off a win in this one on Saturday.
We will also get to see two of Cape Town’s oldest clubs in action when Villager host Hamiltons at Brookside, with NTK tackling Brackenfell in the other encounter.