There have been plenty of surprises over the years and playing in familiar surroundings is no guarantee of a passage into the final.
The Transvaal Currie Cup winning team from 1994 included from left, the late Gerbrand Grobler, captain Francois Pienaar and Uli Schmidt. The team beat the Free State 56-33 in the final, played at the old Springbok Park cricket ground, in Bloemfontein. Who will advance from the semi-finals next weekend to get the chance to play for glory in the final? Picture: Wessel Oosthuizen/ Gallo Images