Of the seven teams in the Currie Cup Premier Division, all but the Pumas still have a chance of qualifying for the three remaining semi-final berths – and even log leaders Griquas, assured of a semi-final place, are not a certainty to finish top of the log and of home ground advantage next weekend.
Springbok prop Lizo Gqoboka will make a timely return to the Blue Bulls this weekend when they face the Sharks in their final Currie Cup clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria om Saturday.
It may come as a surprise to some supporters to learn that the overseas contingent will probably make up the largest portion of the probable World Cup squad.
The continued growth of their squads as a unit and the improvement of individual performances are high on the agenda for the SA Schools and SA Schools A coaches this weekend, when the final matches of the SA Rugby Under-18 International Series take place at Hugenote High School in Wellington on Saturday.
It is indeed a relevant question: Is history relevant if the chances of two opposing sides are weighed up for a next match?