The much-anticipated Border Super and Premier Leagues kicked-off last weekend with 11 of the expected 12 matches played. There were some enterprising games, nothing bigger than the East London derby where Police put one over their neighbours as the won 11-7 in a closely contested tie against Old Selbornians. Defending champions Swallows made their intentions clear that they are the team to beat this season and have send a strong warning to all the other contenders with a strong showing away in Alice against Fort Hare Blues. They simply blew the students out of the park with a resounding and clinical 54-24 victory. Berlin Tigers returned home happy from East London after a tight 8-5 win at Buffaloes. Ocean Sweepers got the better of Ntlaza Lions, winning 18-5. It is a good start for new boys in the Super League as Ncerha Leopards won a close match 13-12 away at Black Eagles. Breakers could not make use of home ground advantage as they were defeated 13-8 by WSU All Blacks at the Thobi Kula Stadium.
In the Premier League, Cambridge got the better of Ngculu Zebras, winning 17-12. It was an exciting match in King Williams Town as the home team Africans narrowly won 23-22 against Evergreens. New comers to the league, WSU Eagles made the perfect start in their 14-11 win away at Wallabies. Bussy Boys could not field a team at home to Winter Rose. Old Collegians came unstuck against rampant United Brothers side, who annihilated the Komani side 36-0 to take maximum points. Young Leopards recorded the biggest victory in the division, thrashing Shining Stars 50-24 in their own backyard.