It remains tight in two of the three conferences in Super Rugby as 14th round of fixtures takes centre stage – starting on Friday.
The Crusaders lead the overall standings, and have a bit of daylight between themselves and their closest rivals in the New Zealand conference, but the same cannot be said in the other two tables.
The Sharks have a one-point lead over in the South African conferences while, in Australia, it’s an identical situation at the top with the Brumbies only just edging the Rebels.
The Australian conference leaders sit out the weekend’s action, with the Rebels hosting the Bulls in Melbourne on Friday morning, but not before the Hurricanes kick off the weekend’s action as they welcome the Jaguares to Wellington.
Saturday starts off with a couple of derbies as the Blues and the Chiefs do battle in Auckland before the Aussie clash between the Waratahs and the Reds.
The afternoon sees the Lions welcome the Highlanders to Ellis Park before the Stormers and the Crusaders round off the rounds fixtures.
Super Rugby Round 14 fixtures
All times are SAST.
Hurricanes vs Jaguares – 9:35
Rebels vs Bulls – 11:45
Blues vs Chiefs – 9:35
Reds vs Waratahs – 11:45
Lions vs Highlanders – 15:05
Stormers vs Crusaders – 17:15