Waterkloof will be confident of victory when they travel to face Gauteng rivals KES on Saturday.
Both sides have a 50% win record this season, but Waterkloof have a slight edge having won their last match against Marlow (16-11) at the KES Easter Festival, while KES lost their last match 47-26 to Helpmekaar at home.
Waterkloof have won three of their six matches. They started with a crushing 53-14 win against Goudveld, in their only home fixture, but lost the next two against Paarl Gym (35-10) and Outeniqua (10-3) at the North-South tournament at Garsfontein in March. They then won two of their three fixtures at the KES Easter Festival, beating St Benedict’s (17-7) and Marlow, but losing to Jeppe (12-7).
KES have won two out of four games in 2016, all played at home. They started with a 26-17 loss to Ben Vorster in the opening match of their own Easter festival, before beating Kingswood (26-5) and Northwood (39-24).
In other Gauteng matches this weekend, Affies will face a tough challenge when they host Diamantveld. Affies have won all five of their matches this season, while Diamantveld have six wins from seven.
Jeppe will take on Ben Vorster at Ellis Park as part of the curtain raiser for the Lions Stormers match. Jeppe thrashed Pretoria Boys’ 59-18 at home last Saturday, while in their last match Ben Vorster defeated St David’s Marist 54-12 on the final day of the KES Easter festival.
Gauteng fixtures (16 April):
KES vs Waterkloof
Affies vs Diamantveld
Krugersdorp vs Springs
Linden vs Hoogenhout
Jeppe vs Ben Vorster
– Compiled by Tyrone Engel
Photo: Matthew Wood/KES