James Lowe will be a key man when the Chiefs look to bag a bonus-point victory against the hapless Blues in Hamilton, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Reds will need to contain Rebels flank Sean McMahon in their quest to claim an away victory in Melbourne on Friday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
Marcell Coetzee, Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie have returned to the Sharks starting lineup for their match against the Crusaders at Kings Park on Saturday.
Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia will join Stade Français after the World Cup on a three-year deal.
Daryl Gibson will replace Michael Cheika as Waratahs head coach at the end of the 2015 season.
The Crusaders have made seven changes to their starting lineup to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Henry Speight will wear the Brumbies No 13 jersey against the Cheetahs in Canberra on Saturday.
Brodie Retallick has returned to the Chiefs starting lineup for their match against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday.
Karmichael Hunt has been named on the Reds bench for their match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
The Rebels have made two changes for their clash with the Reds in Melbourne on Friday.