Full day of action in SuperSport Rugby Challenge: Round 2 Preview

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The Constantia Sports Complex in Cape Town, Paternoster Sports Grounds on the West Coast, Wolmaransstad High School in North West and Old Selbornians Rugby Club in East London will be added to the ever-expanding list of venues of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge this weekend as the tournament continues to bring provincial rugby heroes to fans from all walks of life in far flung corners of South Africa.

There are four undefeated teams in each of the North and South Sections after last weekend’s opening round, but that number will be cut dramatically as a number of them face each other in Round Two of the competition.

In the South Section, one of Boland Cavaliers and Toyota Free State XV will have their flags lowered in tranquil Paternoster, while the other two undefeated team, DHL Western Province and Border, clash in East London. This will leave the South Section with only two undefeated teams after only two weeks of action.

In the same breath, Zimbabwe Academy and the Cell C Sharks XV (in Constantia), and the EP Elephants and SWD Eagles (in Port Elizabeth) will be looking to register their first victories in the new season.

The North Section only has one match where both squads are undefeated and that will change in Welkom on Saturday, when the Down Touch Griffons host neighbouring Tafel Lager Griquas.

The Leopards (against the Xerox Golden Lions XV), Vodacom Blue Bulls (against the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias) and Valke (against the iSG Pumas) will all hope that home ground advantage will count in their favour as they aim for their first wins in 2019.

The Leopards travel to Wolmaransstad for the first time, while Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan will welcome teams for the first time this season. The match in Brakpan will be repeat of the clash in 2018, when the teams played to a 41-41 draw.

For the latest standings in the North and South Sections, click here.

SuperSport Rugby Challenge Round 2 fixtures:

South Section:

Boland Cavaliers v Toyota Free State XV

Kick-off: 14h00

Venue: Paternoster Sports Ground, Paternoster

Referee: Egon Seconds

EP Elephants v SWD Eagles

Kick-off: 15h30

Venue: Wolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Referee: Divan Uys

Zimbabwe Academy v Cell C Sharks XV

Kick-off: 16h00

Venue: False Bay Rugby Club, Cape Town

Referee: Jaco Pretorius

Border Bulldogs v DHL Western Province

Kick-off: 16h00

Venue: Old Selbornians Rugby Club, East London

Referee: Ben Crouse

North Section:

Vodacom Blue Bulls v Windhoek Draught Welwitschias

Kick-off: 12h45

Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Referee: Griffin Colby

Valke v iSG Pumas

Kick-off: 15h00

Venue: Bosman Stadium, Brakpan

Referee: Stuart Berry

Leopards v Xerox Golden Lions XV

Kick-off: 15h30

Venue: HS Wolmaransstad, Wolmaransstad

Referee: Archie Sehlako

Down Touch Griffons v Tafel Lager Griquas

Kick-off 16h00

Venue: HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom

Referee: Ruhan Meiring

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