Predicting the Super 15 finalists would be simple were it not for the calibre of the teams competing.
Poor form leaves Durbanites with an uphill climb to overcome Super Rugby’s unforgiving structure.
The Durban team need to reverse their recent toothless form if they are to resurrect ambitions of glory.
The Durban team need to follow the example the Bulls set in 2007, when losing was just not an option.
Coach Heyneke Meyer needs to know that he has strength in depth across the squad. Moreover, he needs to give consideration to transformed match days.
The South African under-20s will take to the field against England in the final of the Junior World Championships.
Frans Steyn could learn a lot from the Saracens player who relishes playing for South Africa.
Heyneke Meyer has come to terms with choosing overseas players but otherwise he remains true to form.
Just when Super Rugby is getting really exciting, it's being interrupted by a show of mediocrity.
The 36 names announced by the South African Rugby Union do not include any European-based players, as the season there is still in progress.