The Boland Kavaliers should be able to field a full-strenght side for Friday’s first promotion/relegation rugby match against the high-flying Griffons in Wellington.

According to team manager Denver Pienaar, all the top players are fit and raring to go. “We even have No 8 Dries van Schalkwyk available for this very important encounter.

This is a huge bonus,” Pienaar said. With David Hendricks playing some excellent rugby after Van Schalkwyk’s injury, coach Deon Davids could opt to retain Hendricks in his starting line-up with Van Schalkwyk getting playing time in the second half.

Meanwhile, Griffons coach Harry Pienaar is still not sure whether he could use Cheetahs stars Jacques-Louis Potgieter (flyhalf), Jandre Blom (scrumhalf) and Hennie Daniller (centre). “I can’t get hold of Naka (Drotske).

He needs to clarify whether we could use then unless he wants them to have a rest,” Pienaar said. The three Cheetahs could pose a huge threat to Boland’s winning chances if Drotske releases them.