If last Saturdays results are any indication this round will be just as enthralling, Tailem Bend the reigning premiers could not match the power of Mannum at Tailem Bend.
Murray Bridge was favoured to get the most points at Karoonda but fell by the wayside while at Jervois the locals were far too good for RSL.
Murray Bridge V Mannum
The Bridge did not get off to a good start at Karoonda whereas the Mannum players were in devastating form against Tailem Bend, and could go on with it come this Saturday.
The Mannum skippers Graham Wakefield, Marty March and Terry McDonnell have their teams focused strongly on a pay-back mission this season.
One summer doesn't make a summer however but they have started very well.
The Bridge contingent will be disappointed but certainly not over flustered, the skippers Bruce Attrill, Darren McIntosh and Ben Traeger will recover with their teams and back at home will brighten them up.
Striking Mannum in red hot form will be a good one to regain their confidence, I do however think they might have to wait a bit longer. Mannum to win by around. 12 shots
Karoonda V RSL
Back at home again the Karoonda skippers Ian Symonds, Josh Porker and Rowan Zadow will have their teams jumping over the silo's.
They were facing up to what looked like a big task first up, it did not deter them one little bit and will now be looking forward to backing it up with a great start to the season.
RSL did not fire at all and a 39 shot loss to start proceedings would have the "The Bones" and company rattling.
They have had success in the Mallee but they are coming up against what should be a very confident home side. Skippers Noel Kneebone, Jason Sipos and Karen Kneebone will have their chargers in the running for most of the event but will evaporate over the concluding phases. Karoonda home by 1-10 shots.
Tailem Bend V Jervois
Tailem Bend has a very impressive record against their across the rival rivals, but it is hard to see Travis Schenke, Duane Edwards and Robbie Hales taking their teams into this fracas with any confidence.
The teams will need to improve by a bucket full of shots to compete with the teams of David Kempe, Roger Zarantonello and Graeme Herbert, who put together full points last start and have pencilled this one already. Jervois with 11 points to spare at the finish.
This has always been a robust competition and could be even more sterner this season, the only thing that detracts somewhat is having a bye.
Meningie V Bridge White
Both of these stumbled in their last outing so it's hard to get a line on them, Meningie is usually the powerhouse of the contest, and will no doubt improve on that effort. Whites too could put in a better endeavour at home and win a tight one 1-10.
Mannum V Jervois Red
There is no doubt Mannum is made of strong material and the teams are the current champions.
Reds just the same are strong opponents and will make a tough game of it. Mannum deserve to be favoured and will most likely make it by -10.
Karoonda V RSL
As usual Karoonda will be hard to compress and the teams weren't that far away, RSL were most notable and a repeat of that will make it hard for Karoonda to match.
The Mallee's are not out of it by any means, it could however go RSL's way near a margin of shots.
Tailem Bend V Bridge Blue
Having the bye means Tailem hasn't been on show yet, so it is hard to judge how they will perform first up.
On the other hand, Blues started their campaign at home with a win over Karoonda, so at this stage it suggests they will be preferred to make it two wins straight by six shots.
In recent times the Mannum club seems to have a stranglehold on this division, Premier with Gold and runner - up with Green last season, now off to a good start already.
Meningie V Bridge Blue
Both are coming of wins which should make this a keen contest, I'll make it a drawn result.
Mannum Gold V Tailem Bend
Mannum Gold at the moment will be too good for Tailem Bend.
Bridge White V RSL
White's started much better than their opponents but that doesn't mean RSL are certainties to go under in this one. I do though think that another look at "The Diggers" is justified. Whites by around 11 shots.
Jervois V Karoonda
Another interesting encounter is on the cards, Jervois sat out the bye while Karoonda just missed out by one shot, Jervois at home will be tough but their opponents with a game under their belts could make it by four shots.