It reeks of a South African stitch-up – the Bulls are set to field a second string team against the Stormers for the top of the table final round clash in Cape Town this weekend.
The Bulls can't be headed for the crucial No 1 position heading into the semifinals.
The second-placed Stormers are vulnerable to the chasing pack but a win against the Bulls would almost certainly give them second place and the other home semifinal.
The Bulls signalled their intentions with their opening training session of the week.
The players going through their drills were very much the second-stringers.
Local media suggested at least 13 stars will be rested this weekend.
These include captain Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez, Morné Steyn, Zane Kirchner, Francois Hougaard, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Gary Botha, Werner Kruger, Dewald Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Wynand Olivier and Pierre Spies.
Doubtless our mate MAWM will be on here shortly to compliment us on our foresight, and to confess that his faith in the integrity of South African rugby was misplaced ...
Seriously though, couldn't you see it coming? We did. If you've taken our advice and put the house on the Stormers, just e-mail us and we'll give you our bank deatils so that you can show your gratitude!
We'll say it again; we love being right!!!!!