EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer isn't expecting life in the Currie Cup to get any easier when his team begin their cross-pool matches.
Sharks captain Tera Mtembu admits that his side have slumped into a "desperate" position in their bid to defend the title.
Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer to make several changes to the team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in PE.
Western Province will be without openside Siya Kolisi until at least the Currie Cup play-offs after he suffered a knee injury.
Beating WP has given Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann hope that they could turn Ellis Park into an impenetrable fortress.
Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann and hooker Bongi Mbonambi will face SARU disciplinary hearings after being cited for foul play.
The Currie Cup battle at Ellis Park was one for the Golden Lions to celebrate, winning 35-33 as Western Province battled back late on....
The Bulls shook off a slow first half to secure a 28-13 win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth, but it wasn't without some drama.
Louis Schreuder will play his 50th provincial match for Western Province on Saturday when they face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg....
Griquas coach Hawies Fourie named an unchanged matchday 22 for Saturday's clash with the Pumas in Kimberley.
The Sharks have made six changes to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Western Province forward Rynhardt Elstadt has been suspended for three weeks for charging into a ruck dangerously against the EP Kings....
Sharks coach Paul Anthony believes the team's players need to "man up" and take responsibility after a second successive loss.
EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer is hoping experienced Springbok prop CJ van der Linde will bring some stability to their set-pieces.
The Blue Bulls have recalled Springbok wings Akona Ndungane and Bjorn Basson for Friday's clash with EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Western Province full-back Cheslin Kolbe is a doubtful starter for their Currie Cup clash with the Golden Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday....
Lions' boss Johan Ackermann described his team's loss to the Bulls as "the most boring game of rugby" he has seen for a long time.