There’s more intense Super Rugby action in the 16th round of the competition, with seven high-stakes fixtures on the card.
The Australian and South African conferences remain tight, while the Crusaders – who also top the overall table – have some distance between themselves and the rest of the competition in the New Zealand log.
The Hurricanes sit out this week’s action as they are on a bye, their last of this year’s tournament.
The action kicks off in the Land of the Long White Cloud, where the Blues host the Bulls at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.
That is followed by the Aussie derby between the Rebels and the Waratahs in the day’s last fixture.
Saturday begins with the Sunwolves playing hosts to the Brumbies, while another New Zealand derby takes centre stage as the Chiefs and the Crusaders square off.
SA conference leaders, the Jaguares will be looking to continue their impressive away form when they travel to meet the Brumbies, just before the Sharks take on the Hurricanes in Durban.
The weekend’s action concludes with the North vs South derby between the Lions and Stormers at Emirates Airline Park.
Super Rugby fixtures and results
Blues vs Bulls – 9:35
Rebels vs Waratahs – 11:45
Sunwolves vs Brumbies – 7:15
Chiefs vs Crusaders – 9:35
Reds vs Jaguares – 11:45
Sharks vs Hurricanes – 15:05
Lions vs Stormers – 17:15
Super Rugby conference standings