Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday.
The PSL season is about to resume after a gap of several weeks, with traditional giants Chiefs and Pirates in the driving seat.
There are some plum derbies to be played in all three countries represented in Vodacom Super Rugby this weekend that even at this early stage of the competition could have a big bearing.
Welcome to our live coverage of the Pool B match between South Africa and the West Indies in Sydney.
Williams' Felipe Massa was fastest as McLaren's embryonic relationship with engine supplier Honda suffered another blow on the first day of the third pre-season test in Barcelona on Thursday.
A birdie-birdie-eagle front-nine start powered South African Nic Henning to a course record-equalling 62 on Thursday and a one-stroke Joburg Open first-round lead.
Andy Murray's February torment deepened on Thursday when he lost 6-1 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships.