Johan Ackermann and his men are fighting to stay in contention for a place in the semi-finals of the 2016 Currie Cup.
Western Province still have their Currie Cup destiny in their own hands after outlasting Griquas 52-31 in Kimberley on Friday night.
WP coach John Dobson is expecting a “shoot-out” on attack in Friday night’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas.
As the Currie Cup edges ever so closer to its crescendo, there remains uncertainty over which teams will join the Free State Cheetahs in the playoffs.
With 35 tries in the bag the Lions are the leading attacking team in the Currie Cup, but three defeats on the road has left them in a desperate fight.
Springboks Juan de Jongh and Bongi Mbonambi have been drafted straight into the WP starting line-up for their clash against Griquas.
The Free State Cheetahs take on Pumas in a Currie Cup match on Friday at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, with many changes to their line-up.
WP, who have lost three of their six matches, have been plagued by injuries and the No 2 position has been a particular problem.
The Free State Cheetahs will finish on top of the Currie Cup standings, but nothing is yet cast in stone for the Blue Bulls ...