The SuperSport Rugby Challenge are back this weekend as the countries provincial sides will fight it out for the cup.

The competition was won last year by the Pumas and we expect a huge onslaught from all the teams to challenge them for the 2019 title.

We will see the Pumas, Border Bulldogs, Western Province, Eastern Province, Blue Bulls, Golden Lions, Sharks, Free State Cheetahs, Griffons, Griquas, Leopards, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Valke, Boland and SWD fighting it out in two groups.

The Pumas and Blue Bulls will start it all on Friday in Nelspruit ending the weekend with a double header when DHL Western Province take on SWD Eagles and Boland Cavaliers taking on the EP Elephants.

The competition format have changed, splitting the teams into two sections, North and South, with the top two teams from each section progressing to the semifinals.

Namibia home matches will be played in Windhoek while Zimbabwe will be based at False Bay Rugby Club.

Both WP v SWD and Boland v EP will be broadcast live on Super Sport on Sunday afternoon.

Here is this weekends matches:

Friday 26 April:

ISG Pumas v Vodacom Blue Bulls
Time: 19h00
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Divan Uys

Saturday 27 April:

Boland v EP Elephants
Time: 14h00
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Archie Selako

Tafel Lager Griquas v Valke
Time: 14h30
Venue: Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley
Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys

Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV v Cell C Sharks XV
Time: 15h00
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Paul Mente

Down Touch Griffons v Leopards
Time: 16h00
Venue: HT Pelatona Stadium, Welkom
Referee: Christopher Allison

Namibia v Xerox Golden Lions XV
Time: 16h00
Venue: Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Vusi Msibi

Sunday 28 April (all matches Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane):

SWD v DHL Western Province
Time: 12h30
Referee: Griffin Colby

Border v Zimbabwe Academy
Time: 14h30
Referee: Ruhan Meiring

For more information visit SuperSport Website