Following the cancellation of their final league fixture against the Durbanites due to COVID-19 protocols, and the amendment of the Carling Currie Cup playoff dates, the Capetonians are relishing facing the Cell C Sharks for the first time since the resumption of the local season.

The match will take place at DHL Newlands, the scene of the Cell C Sharks' famous 17-12 Carling Currie Cup final victory in 2018.

DHL Western Province head coach John Dobson said that his team’s focus will be on pouring everything they have into ensuring they are at their best in the semi-final.

“Our focus right now is on ensuring that we are as well-prepared for that (semi-final) challenge as possible,” said Dobson.

“Having finished in second position, it means a lot to our team and indeed our supporters, for us to be able to play our semi-final at DHL Newlands ... a stadium which holds such a dear place in the hearts of everyone who has watched and supported rugby in South Africa.

“A Carling Currie Cup semi-final between DHL Western Province and the Cell C Sharks is a true spectacle and it should be a great occasion."