JON CARDINELLI and RYAN VREDE analyse the big Vodacom Super Rugby game at Kings Park.
The Crusaders host the Stormers in Christchurch on Saturday with both sides already under early pressure.
The Brumbies claimed a 29-21 bonus-point win against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday.
Chris Feauai-Sautia scored a hat-trick in the Reds' 43-33 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs on Friday, reports JON CARDINELLI.
The Reds and Cheetahs will be determined to return to their winning ways when they face off in Brisbane on Friday.
The Hurricanes return to the Cake Tin to face a side they have not beaten in four years.
Before you make your SuperBru picks for this weekend's Super Rugby matches, take a look at the SA Rugby magazine team's predictions.
Victory over an embattled France is not beyond Scotland on Saturday, but success at Murrayfield demands a much-improved performance.
Ireland will be aiming for a big win against a Sergio Parisse-less Italy in Dublin on Saturday.
Sharks wing Odwa congratulated his twin brother Akona, who will earn his 100th Super Rugby cap for the Bulls against the Blues on Saturday.
Brian O'Driscoll will become rugby's most capped Test player when he plays his 140th game against Italy on Saturday.
Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf for the Lions against the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday night.
Maks van Dyk will start at tighthead prop for the Cheetahs against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday after Coenie Oosthuizen was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a neck injury.
MARK KEOHANE looks ahead to this weekend's Vodacom Super Rugby matches involving South African sides and makes his predictions.
Sharks director of rugby Jake White has stuck with the team that beat the Bulls and Hurricanes for their match against the Lions at Kings Park on Saturday.
The Sharks have a great opportunity this Saturday to bag maximum points and keep the pressure on the Waratahs and Chiefs, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The quality of the South African franchise coaches is in question to a degree it hasn't been for some time and it will have an adverse effect on the health of our rugby, writes RYAN VREDE.
The quality of the match was questionable but the one-sided nature of the Vodacom Bulls' win against the Lions at Loftus was never in doubt, writes MARK KEOHANE.
MARK KEOHANE looks ahead to this weekend's Vodacom Super Rugby matches involving South African sides and makes his predictions.View all videos