Affies take on Grey College it what may turn out to be the national championship decider.
Should Affies win, good money will be on the Pretoria Witbulle to close out the season by winning their remaining matches and with that amass a high enough average point score to claim the number one position in South Africa for 2022. An honest gambler probably would have given Affies outside odds of achieving this sort after feat at the start of the season.
A Grey College win in Pretoria is likely to keep them in the running to finish first in one of the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory. The Inland Navy came into the season as second favourites behind Paarl Gymnasium, who are also not out of contention to be ranked number one, provided Affies are defeated this weekend.
Bishops who have had lots of praise heaped on them for their winning style of play, have the most matches left of all the top contenders. Asking Bishops to deliver another Southern Suburbs grand slam is a big enough ask, given the quality of Rondebosch and Wynberg this year. Asking the Platinum Blues to conquer the likes of Boishaai and Gimmies in addition to this, is practically guaranteeing the team immortality, it is just that difficult a task to accomplish. If it can be done, Bishops will deserve to top the rankings. Their schedule is so difficult, it is possible for them to lose three close games and still challenge for the summit.
The likes of the Garsfontein Bere, the Paarl Boys’ High Galpille and the Paul Roos Maroon Machines are all still in with an outside chance but apart from perfect finishes, they will need other results out of their hands to go their way.