Martin Johnson insists England have not suddenly become a poor side because of their 19-9 World Cup warm-up defeat to Wales in Cardiff.
Western Province will wait on the news of availability of Springboks Juan de Jongh and Gio Aplon before naming their team to face the Lions at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
For the second week in a row there was a big enthusiastic crowd at Faure Street Stadium in Paarl and for the second week in a row a tense match, also an FNB Classic Clash. Then Paarl Gim won but this time it was New Orleans who beat Klein Nederburg 15-9.
France coach Marc Lievremont has rung the changes for his team's second World Cup warm-up match against Ireland on Saturday, bringing in 13 new faces including Clermont centre Aurelien Rougerie.
Warren Gatland says Gethin Jenkins is unlikely to be fit for Wales' opening World Cup match against South Africa in Wellington on September 11.
Glenwood went over the Berg to Grey College in Bloemfontein and lost a brave encounter 28-6 on Saturday. The change in the second half came when SA Schools centre Jan Serfontein teetered the fray.
The Lions, despite their good start to the Currie Cup season, will have to improve if they want to stay at the top of the log, coach John Mitchell believes.
Chiliboy Ralepelle has been released for provincial duty by the Springboks and will play off the bench against Griquas on Friday.
Cradock High schools went over to Gill College in Somerset East for their FNB Classic Clash and won 16-14 in a tense match on the DA Coppens Field on Saturday.
South Africa captain John Smit has been left out of the starting XV for this Saturday's Tri Nations clash with New Zealand in Port Elizabeth.
Ryan Jones will captain Wales in their final World Cup warm-up game against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Tasman threw the form book out of the window to beat Auckland 30-28 in a tightly contested NPC match on Tuesday at Trafalgar Park.
Schoonspruit survived a few nervous moments early on to run out comfortable 41-13 winners in their match against Hermanus at the Wesbank grounds in Malmesbury on Monday. The match was an eliminator to see who would represent Boland as a Medium School in Die Burger's competition.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has made nine changes to the team that beat England last week to play Argentina in a final World Cup warm-up match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Injuries to key players forced the Blue Bulls to give some of their future stars a place in the starting line-up for Friday's Currie Cup match against Griquas in Pretoria.