The season has shown a marked turnaround in performances, led by the indomitable Lions.
The going is extremely tough for the Sharks right now as the Lions and Stormers surge ahead.
Can the Durban team sink any lower than last weekend's embarrassing defeat to the Crusaders? Andy Capostagno traces the sad decline.
Highly paid Super 15 superstars owe it to the fans not to produce lacklustre, boring displays.
It's not stretching credulity too far to suggest that the Lions could now be leading the South African conference, instead of languishing in 11th spot
Battling Sonny Bill Williams will remind the former Bok of the glory he has potentially sacrificed.
Changes to the rules of rugby bring the law of unintended consequences into play.
For many reasons, this season's Super Rugby will be more unpredictable than ever.
Coach Frans Ludeke has a lot riding on this weekend's match against the Sharks.
Super Rugby stats provide an eye-opener but, then again, they are a poor predictor of the future.