Michael Hooper's battle with Jack Lam will prove pivotal in deciding who comes out on top when the Waratahs face the Hurricanes in Sydney on Saturday.
Richie McCaw will make his return to Super Rugby for the Crusaders' clash against the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
Quade Cooper will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance for the Reds against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.
Richie McCaw will start in the No 6 jersey for the Crusaders against the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
Frans Steyn will start at flyhalf for the Sharks in their Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
Schalk Burger has been given a starting berth for the Stormers against the Highlanders at Newlands on Saturday following an impressive cameo last week.
Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf for the Lions in their first tour match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Reds have made four changes to their starting XV for their match against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct and has received a suspended sentence.
BRIAN MOORE, writing for The Telegraph, says Saracens deserve credit not criticism for becoming a force in European rugby.