The Premier Division will strike round nine with log-leaders DHL Western Province hosting the Cell C Sharks Women in Cape Town, and the Boland Dames take on the Border Ladies in Wellington – both matches will be streamed live on

The match between the Blue Bulls Women and EP Queens, meanwhile, has been cancelled in line with COVID-19 protocols following positive cases in the Pretoria team, which will result in the EP Queens earning four log points and the score recorded as 0-0, in line with tournament rules.

UPDATE: Two matches will play out in the Women’s First Division with the one Group 1 match, between Free State and SWD in Bloemfontein cancelled, and Griquas going up against the Griffons in Kimberley.

In the only match in Group 2, the Valke will host the Limpopo Blue Bulls in Brakpan. The clash between the Mastercard Golden Lions Women and the Pumas has been cancelled as the team from Mpumalanga forfeited the match in line with COVID-protocols, which results in the side from Johannesburg receiving four log points and the score is recorded as 0-0.

Premier Division

DHL Western Province will have their sights set on stretching their unbeaten run to nine matches this season with the top spot on the table virtually sealed when they meet the Cell C Sharks Women at Newlands on Saturday.

The Capetonians have set the pace in the competition with their effective attack and defence, and they will be determined to maintain this standard as they attempt to defend their title in a little over two weeks.

Form and history favour the Cape side, who remain the only unbeaten team, as they seek their fifth win in a row against the KwaZulu-Natalians.

Their last two encounters, however, were close with no more than 10 points separating the teams on the scoreboard, which will add to the Cell C Sharks Women’s motivation to bounce back from a three-match losing run.

In Wellington, the clash between the Boland Dames and Border Ladies is expected to be thrilling as the home side looks to build on their convincing victory against the Blue Bulls Women last week while the East London side aims to build winning momentum with an eye on the final.

The Border Ladies have won the last two matches between the sides, but the Bolanders have surprised a few teams this season with their gutsy performances.

First Division

In Kimberley, Griquas will want to make the most of their home ground advantage when they host the Griffons who will be resolute in their desire to earn their first win of the season.

In Group 2 the Valke and Limpopo Blue Bulls will both face a tough defensive test after the sides registered wins of 70 points or more in their last matches, which could set the scene for a gripping battle.

UPDATE: Free State's match with SWD at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday has been cancelled due to positive COVID tests in the SWD squad. The result will be recorded as 0-0 and Free State will receive four log point, which will move them to nine points after their big win over the Griffons last weekend.

Women’s Premier Division Round 9 fixtures (Saturday, 3 July):

DHL Western Province v Cell C Sharks Women
Time: 10h30 (live stream on
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Referee: Paul Mente
Assistant referees: Local appointments

Boland Dames v Border Ladies
Time: 14h00 (live stream on
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Mpho Matsaung
Assistant referees: Local appointments

Women’s First Division Group 1 Round 2 fixtures (Saturday, 3 July):

Griquas v Griffons
Time: 11h00
Venue: Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley
Referee: Angie Bezuidenhout
Assistant referees: Local appointments

Women’s First Division Group 2 Round 4 fixture (Saturday, 3 July):

Valke v Limpopo Blue Bulls
Time: 11h00
Venue: Bosman Stadium, Brakpan
Referee: Ashleigh Murray-Pretorius
Assistant referees: Local appointments