As quick as a flash the opening round of the 2010 Super 14 draws to a close with the Sharks and the Chiefs taking it to each other in Durban.
The Sharks have to put up with some rather heavy preseason issues off the field least of which was some playing by little children up north. No worries the court put them in their places.
The Chiefs have also had their issues and are ultimately fielding their 3rd choice captain.
All that reamins to be see is which team can rise above all that and start the season on a winning note.
Ref: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
ARs: Jonathan White (New Zealand), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Venue: Kingspark (yes it is) Durban.
Kick-off: 19:10 SA Time; 17:10 GMT
The Sharks: 15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Johann Muller, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 John Smit (captain), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Adrian Jacobs.
Chiefs: 15 Mike Delany, 14 Dwayne Sweeney, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Jackson Willison, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Colin Bourke, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Kevin O’Neill, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Nathan White, 2 Aled de Malmanche, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 James McGougan, 19 Culum Retallick, 20 Jarrad Hoeata, 21 Junior Poluleuligaga, 22 Tim Nanai-Williams.