It is time for us to put our heads on the block and give you Planet Rugby's calls for this weekend's Currie Cup action.
South Africa's oldest rugby competition has returned and with several sides dreaming of success later on in the season, let's take a look at the strongest betting action ahead of the opening Currie Cup weekend.
Natal Sharks v Griquas
The Griquas lack of Super Rugby competition makes them an unattractive option with the bookies, but that shouldn't discount their ability to take down one of the big five franchises given the chance.
The bookies however are less forgiving. A Griquas victory fetches 6/1, a winning margin of 13 points or more sitting at 25/1.
Making money back on the Sharks could be possible if Brendan Venter's side are trailing at half-time. With the door now firmly shut on the John Plumtree era and Keegan Daniel markedly describing this Currie Cup as a new chapter, the Sharks could either be magnificent or continue to struggle.
If it does turn out to take them some time to get going, not unreasonable by any stretch, then the odds of them trailing at half-time before coming back to seal a victory at 6/1 should be considered.
Griquas producing the same outcome on the other hand, at 14/1, appears to be rather unlikely. A victory for the visitors between 11-15 points fetches 30/1.
Lwazi Mvovo is the bookies favourite to rack up the game's first try at 6/1, with Nico Sheepers the best bet from Griquas at 16/1.
Holding greater interest are the odds for a hat-trick, where Louis Ludik is down at 50/1 for a treble. Mvovo, the lethal finisher that he is, appears to be a more promising bet at 12/1.
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs
Far tighter than the previous fixture in Durban, Johan Ackermann's newly-promoted Lions are full of confidence having secured their Super Rugby future ahead of next season.
The main talking point this week has been the decision to drop Elton Jantjies in favour of Marnitz Boshoff at fly-half. 25/1 on as the first try scorer, the 24-year-old from Nelspruit will be hungry to make an impact.
Banking on the feel-good factor from last weekend's success over the Kings, the Lions will be expected to start fast at Ellis Park - which sets up an intriguing scenario where the Cheetahs could conceivably come from behind after trailing at half-time to win at 6/1.
The Cheetahs are entering the 2013 Currie Cup on the back of their best-ever performance in Super Rugby, reaching the playoffs for the first time before narrowly losing out to the Brumbies in Canberra.
Naka Drotske has opted to select all of his Super Rugby players not away with the Springboks to face the Lions, with plenty of quality talent in the shape of Robert Ebersohn and Johann Sadie in midfield - with both potential first try scorer bets at 14/1.
A fast start from the Lions with the Cheetahs finishing on top seems fair at 7/1, with elusive Cheetahs winger Raymond Rhule the bookies favourite to cross the whitewash at 9/2.
Western Province v Blue Bulls
The 2012 champions come into this one as favourites at 1/3, lead by last year's captain Deon Fourie.
The Bulls outfit is rather more inexperienced, captained by Jono Ross at number eight in his first Currie Cup start.
Only five members of the side that took part in the Bulls last Currie Cup match against the Sharks last year remain, with that inexperience putting the Bulls as outsiders for Saturday at 11/5.