Women’s Premier Division

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The Women’s Premier Division is set to heat up on Saturday when the only two unbeaten teams – DHL Western Province and the Border Ladies – look to extend their winning runs to three victories, while the Boland Dames and the Blue Bulls Women go in search of their first victories of the season.

The action kicks off in Durban at 10h00 on Saturday when the Cell C Sharks Women host Border Ladies with the match being broadcast live on SuperSport (channel 207).

Two matches will play out at 14h00 as the Boland Dames welcome the Blue Bulls Women to Wellington, and DHL Western Province take on the EP Queens in Cape Town. Both these encounters will be streamed live on Springboks.rugby.

The KwaZulu-Natalians will have their work cut out against the Border Ladies, who boast an impressive track record against them with comfortable victories in their last three outings – two of which were in Durban.

While the hosts will be wary of the fact that they need to step up their attack after scoring a combined total of only 12 points in their first two matches of the season, they will be inspired by the fact that the East London side were made to work hard for their 17-10 and 17-11 victories in the opening rounds.

DHL Western Province will also look to stick to their winning ways when they host the EP Queens at DHL Newlands, and to maintain their dominance against the visitors after recording victories in their last three matches.

The defending champions have been in fine form, scoring the most points (67) and registering the biggest wins so far in the competition.

The EP Queens, meanwhile, started their campaign with a win against the Cell C Sharks Women, but slipped against Border Ladies last week, and they will be determined to avoid back-to-back defeats.

In Wellington, the Boland Dames and Blue Bulls Women will give everything to break their duck in the competition after going down in their last two matches.

The Dames, in particular, will look to step up their attack after scoring only 11 points so far, while the Blue Bulls Women will be highly motivated to bounce back from a disappointing 29-8 defeat against DHL Western Province last week, which will set the scene for a gripping encounter.

Women’s Premier Division fixtures (Saturday, 22 May):

Cell C Sharks Women v Border Ladies

Time: 10h00

Venue: Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Referee: Maria Mabote

Assistant referees: Ashleigh Murray-Pretorius and local referee

TMO: Cwengile Jadezweni

TV: SuperSport Variety 2 (channel 207)

DHL Western Province v EP Queens

Time: 14h00 (live stream on Springboks.rugby)

Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

Referee: Phumzile Mbewu

Assistant referees: Local referees

Boland Dames v Blue Bulls Women

Time: 14h00 (live stream on Springboks.rugby)

Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

Assistant referees: Local referees

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