Another mud bath – even worse than last year – awaits Western Province when they take on the Boland Kavaliers in a crucial Currie Cup rugby match at Wellington on Saturday.

A five pointer is not negotiable for Province, but the outing could prove to be a messy affair.

According to the Weather Bureau, 80 per cent rain is forcecast for Tuesday, 30 per cent for Wednesday, 30 per cent for Thursday, 60 per cent for Friday and 60 per cent for Saturday.

And with the Boland Stadium still wet after last week’s rain, it could come down to the team that can swim the best.

In last year’s Currie Cup match at Wellington the Kavaliers shocked Province 15-10 in a five-star performance by the Boland forwards. Coach Deon Davids said it is a match the Kavaliers would love to win.

“We are doing nobody any favours. We are a proud team that will give it our best shot,” he said.

Against the Lions last weekend the Kavaliers showed glimpses of brilliance on attack and this could be their main goal against Jean de Villiers’ side. “We have to keep the ball alive and stay on our feet as much as possible.

By doing that we were dangerous at times against the Lions and therefore it will be our recipe against Province,” he said. Davids is expected to name his side on Wednesday.