This weekend is the last week for South African sides in Super Rugby before the International break in June.
It does not look good for our sides at the moment with only two possible teams that can make it into the play-offs.
The Lions and the Sharks will have to however put everything into it to make sure that they do make the cut with the Lions likely to be the South African conference winners.
The Jaguares have finally started to play to their potential after three years in Super Rugby and are a real threat at the moment.
Here is the current overall log standings:
|6||Free State Cheetahs||8||6||2||0||0|
|13||South Africa U20||1||1||0||0||0|
|14||DHL Western Province||6||2||4||0||0|
This weekend have some great match-ups which we can look forward to starting with the Sharks that have to travel to Argentina and face the Jaguares on Friday.
This is going to be an interesting match as both teams are not just fighting for a wild card spot but also chasing the Lions for that all important conference winner spot.
Saturday the Bulls will host the Brumbies back at Loftus and it is an all South African derby when the Lions travel to Newlands to take on the struggling Stormers.
Here is the full schedule for Round 15 of Super Rugby
FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018
SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018
After this weekend all focus will shift to Rassie Erasmus who will be picking his first Springbok squad, first for a date with Wales in the USA and then the all important English tour next month.
There are still some major concerns over certain positions which are having the public on the edge and in huge debates the last couple of weeks.
We have already seen that Rassie will not be able to pick overseas players for the test against Wales which will be interesting to see which young guns he will give a change for this test.
The biggest discussion points have been for 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15 on social media with the number nine jumper the one that we do not seemed to be agreeing on.
For the Wales test Erasmus can go a bit wild and give a real opportunity to a youngster like Ivan van Zyl?
The midfield have also been heavily discussed among fans and the media. There were even talks to put Pollard at 12 and Jantjies at 10 at one stage.
We will have to wait and see what Rassie Erasmus does with the squad that will go to the USA and the one he will pick for the English.