Former All Blacks halfback Brendon Leonard will make his return from injury for the Chiefs Development side when it takes on Tonga A in Te Kuiti tomorrow.
Brumbies halfback Nic White is in doubt with a shoulder injury for his side’s clash with the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning (NZT).
The Chiefs have confirmed Richard Kahui will be on the bench when they take on the Highlanders in Hamilton tonight.
The Highlanders have been boosted by the return of All Blacks midfielder Ma’a Nonu for their match against the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow night.
Cooper Vuna and Jason Woodward will make their long-awaited returns from injury to face the Sharks in Durban on Sunday morning (NZT).
Trouble winger Zac Guildford will make his first Crusaders appearance of the season via the bench when the side takes on the Kings in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Liam Messam will captain the Chiefs in his 101st game for the side when it takes on the Highlanders in Hamilton on Friday.
Waratahs playmaker Berrick Barnes will miss up to six weeks of action after he dislocated his thumb against the Cheetahs in Sydney last Friday.
Cheetahs pivot Johan Goosen has been ruled out of all rugby for six months after he injured his knee while training in Perth yesterday.
The Reds will be hoping the loses of the injured Liam Gill and Radike Samo will be offset by the return of captain James Horwill when they take on the Bulls in Brisbane on Saturday.
Crusaders hooker Ben Funnell has been suspended for one week after pleading guilty to a dangerous tackle charge following his side’s win over the Bulls in Christchurch last Saturday.
Week five of Super Rugby is over and the upsets kept coming.
Veteran flanker George Smith will make his first start for the Brumbies since 2010 when the side takes on the Sharks in Durban on Sunday morning (NZT).
Liam Messam will become the first Chief to play 100 games for the franchise when he takes on the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning (NZT).
The Crusaders have named an unchanged starting side for their clash with Bulls on Saturday in Christchurch.
Andre Taylor has been dropped from the Hurricanes’ starting side to face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night.
The Reds have confirmed star halfback Will Genia will captain the side in its clash against the Force in Brisbane on Saturday night after almost six months on the sideline.
The Chiefs have called in Rhys Marshall and Michael Kainga as replacements for hooker Mahonri Schwalger and prop Ben Tameifuna ahead of their clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning (NZT).
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.