NEWS: Springbok midfielders Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein will combine for the first time as a centre pairing on Saturday.
NEWS: The Hurricanes, fresh from a 0-28 shut-out by the Western Force, wasted no time in rushing back their World Cup All Blacks.
NEWS: Star Australian back row forward David Pocock is considering a one-year sabbatical from the game to study in England.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: All Black prop Charlie Faumuina is set to return to the playing field after being included in the Blues' 30-man team for their match against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Highlanders will field an almost completely different starting XV to the one that narrowly lost to Racing 92 in Hong Kong for their next encounter against the Crusaders.