On a weekend of sumptuous semi-finals and finals, the Vodacom Bulls alone are exposed to the risk of suffering double disappointment.
It’s not looking pretty for the Vodacom Bulls, but the Stormers have got the green light from the SA Rugby magazine team to make home ground advantage count against Ulster in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-finals this weekend.
The Vodacom Bulls will look to bounce back from two successive defeats to the Sharks when they clash in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-final at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers are overseas in Round 18 of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and two of them got a unanimous vote of confidence from the SA Rugby magazine team.
The Stormers have won seven on the trot at home and that streak will be on the line when they host log-leaders Leinster on Saturday night.
The SA Rugby magazine team predict another SA sweep in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, with the Stormers just getting the better of Glasgow Warriors in Cape Town.
The picks are in and the SA Rugby magazine team is split over who will win the north-south derby between the Stormers and Vodacom Bulls in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Sharks and Stormers are each tipped to bank a Vodacom United Rugby Championship win this weekend, but there was dissent among the SA Rugby magazine team in backing the Lions and Bulls.
Hearty back-to-back wins against Cardiff and Munster has won over the SA Rugby magazine team who are backing the Lions to ground Ospreys in Joburg on Friday night.
Hopes of a second successive SA sweep in the United Rugby Championship hinge on the clash between the Lions and Munster at Ellis Park on Saturday, according to the SA Rugby magazine team.