SAPS will head the chasing pack as the EP Grand Challenge rugby competition continues tomorrow, with NMMU Madibaz still on top despite their loss to Despatch last weekend.
The varsity side got back on track with a crucial result over Gardens in a clash on Tuesday, winning 50-8 to show they will not give up their position without a fight.
The result comes as a setback to Gardens, who suffered their second loss of the season, and leaves them trailing the leading teams. They have another tough clash this weekend when they come up against Uitenhage rivals Progress, with the game to be staged at the Zwide Stadium.
SAPS, meanwhile, will take on a Despatch side who will still be buoyant after their fine win against the Madibaz last weekend.
SAPS will have home ground advantage but Despatch will be up for the fight.
Fourth-placed Harlequins play the ever-improving Park at the Adcock Stadium in what should be another keenly contested encounter.
Park have shown good form of late, but Quins are lying fourth on the log and they will be determined to bounce back from a loss last week to African Bombers. Bombers, meanwhile, will be looking to continue that form as they take on Spring Rose at the New Brighton Oval.
The latest points standings are: NMMU 40 (9), SAPS 34 (8), Despatch 32 (8),Quins 30 (9), Gardens 28 (9), Progress 25 (8), African Bombers 21 (8), Park 16 (7), Spring Rose 16 (8), Saders 13 (8), Kruisfontein and Brumbies 12 (9), Suburban 9 (10), Barbarians 5 (10).