The Capetonians have accumulated the maximum of 20 log points so far, with Boland (15), Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV (15), Cell C Sharks XV (11) and Multisure EP Elephants (10) the other teams who scored two or more wins halfway through the pool stage.

The Multisure EP Elephants are facing the high-flying DHL WP side at DHL Newlands and could find their surge up the log halted and their campaign derailed.

Boland have been the most-improved side in this campaign and have already outplayed the Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV and narrowly lost to the Cell C Sharks XV last weekend, so bar their match against the DHL WP, will be playing teams in lower log positions in their remaining fixtures.

The first of those is in George this weekend, where the SWD Eagles could prove a real spoiler at Rosemore Stadium. This clash will also see the debut of female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron in the competition.

The Cell C Sharks XV (against Border in Durban) and the Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV (against Zimbabwe Academy in Constantia) will start their matches as favourites to win, but will underestimate their opponents at their own peril.

South Section fixtures – Saturday 25 May:

DHL Western Province v Multisure EP Elephants

Kick-off: 12h10

Venue: DHL Newlands, Cape Town

Referee: Jaco Kotze

Cell C Sharks XV v Border

Kick-off: 14h30

Venue: Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Referee: Stuart Berry

SWD Eagles v Boland Cavaliers

Kick-off: 14h30

Venue: Rosemore Stadium, George

Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron

Zimbabwe Academy v Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV

Kick-off: 16h00

Venue: False Bay Rugby Club, Cape Town

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge