HARLEQUINS and Buffaloes will put their unbeaten records on the line when they clash in the penultimate matches of the round-robin section in the Eastern Cape Super 12 club rugby competition in East London tomorrow.
They are the only teams to have won all their matches in Group A and tomorrow's showdown should decide who ends on top.
The top four sides in each group will qualify for the quarterfinals, which will take place on March 9.
Quins have registered two close wins, by three points and four points, and they will do well to hold Buffs in their own backyard.
After Fort Hare pulled out of the competition, it has left only five teams in Group A and this makes Park's encounter with Breakers in Queenstown tomorrow a crucial fixture in deciding who ends fourth. Neither side have registered a win yet and the outcome of tomorrow's match is virtually a playoff to decide who qualifies.
Breakers do have another game next weekend but it is difficult to see them lowering Harlequins' colours in that match at the Adcock Stadium.
In Group B, Progress have been setting the pace and they will be aiming to seal their spot at the top of the standings when they host EL Police in Uitenhage. The East London team, though, are fresh off a thumping win over Brumbies and will be looking to further boost their position by causing an upset.
Swallows and Brumbies are the two sides struggling for survival in Group B, with each side having suffered three losses.
If Swallows lose to PE SAPS in Port Elizabeth tomorrow, it will be the end of their playoff chances, while Brumbies need a win against Winter Rose in Grahamstown to keep alive their slender hopes.
Winter Rose, though, have lost only to Progress and they should rack up another victory, while PE SAPS will be determined to secure a playoff spot against Swallows at Kemsley Park.