In this weekends Currie Cup First Division Leopards, will have their sights set on a home semi-final, while the Boland Cavaliers will give everything in their final pool match to book their place in the top four, as the battle for semi-final places reaches fever pitch.
The Hino Valke will host the winless Eastern Province in the opening match on Friday, where they will target a victory to stay in contention for a place in the top four after stumbling last week.
This will be followed by an intense clash between the SWD Eagles and Boland Cavaliers in George, who will both give everything, as a victory for the hosts could steer them a step closer to a possible home semi-final, while a bonus-point win for Boland will guarantee them a semi-final berth.
The clash in Welkom on Saturday between the Down Touch Griffons and Leopards will mark a repeat of last year’s final, but the situation will be vastly different this time around as a win for the Leopards will guarantee them a home semi-final, while the hosts will be fighting for survival.
Even if the Down Touch Griffons secure bonus-point victories in both their remaining matches, their fate may not be in their control after a disappointing start to the competition.
Currie Cup First Division Round 6 fixtures:
Friday, 28 September:
Hino Valke v Eastern Province
Venue: Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Referees: Mpho Matsaung and local appointment
SWD Eagles v Boland Cavaliers
Venue: Outeniqua Park, George
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant Referees: Local appointments
Saturday, 29 September:
Down Touch Griffons v Leopards
Venue: HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Darren Colby and local appointment