Excitement is brewing in Cape Town as the possibility of a Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-final between the DHL Stormers and Connacht looms.
The Irish club secured their place in the last four and a trip to South Africa with a stunning 15-10 victory over Ulster in Belfast on Friday night, sending shockwaves through the URC.
All eyes are now on the Stormers, the defending URC champions, who have a crucial north-south derby against the Bulls on Saturday to determine if they will be the team to face Connacht.
The Stormers have had a strong season so far, with a string of impressive victories, and boast a 5-0 record against the Bulls in the competition.
The atmosphere at Cape Town Stadium is sure to be electric on Saturday as the Stormers take on the Bulls in what promises to be an epic showdown.
With at least 45,000 supporters expected to fill the venue in the shadow of Table Mountain, fans are eagerly anticipating a Stormers victory and a chance to host Connacht in the semi-finals.
However, the Bulls will be as determined to come out on top and upset the Stormers for the first time in the URC to secure their place in the semis, where they could host Connacht at Loftus Versfeld.
The @BlueBullsRugby have never beaten the Stormers in the @Vodacom #URC, and it’s going to stay that way when they collide in the quarter-final at DHL Stadium, according to @mark_keohane and Zels. pic.twitter.com/D0L9lXKKF5
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) May 5, 2023