Updated: 24 weeks 10 hours ago
Time for Tank Lanning to run the rule over the five matches making up the Rugby 5 bet this week ... and what an eclectic mix it is.
Cheetahs scrum-half Piet van Zyl could miss Saturday's clash against the Blues, after injuring his ankle at training.
The Sharks have made one change for their encounter with the Bulls, with Bismarck du Plessis coming into the starting XV.
Mark Hammett isn't pursuing a move to bring Ma'a Nonu back to the Hurricanes but won't shut the door on a possible return.
Japan international hooker Shota Horie has put pen to a new one-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels.
Rene Ranger has been recalled to the Blues starting line-up for their must-win clash against the Cheetahs on Saturday.
The Hurricanes have made only two changes to their starting XV to face the Highlanders in Wellington on Saturday.
The Crusaders have it all to play for as they host the New Zealand conference leaders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday.
All Blacks back Ben Smith has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby, the Highlanders and the Otago RFU for another four years.
The Cheetahs will give Hennie Daniller and Coenie Oosthuizen until Friday to prove their fitness for Saturday's clash with the Blues.
Stormers boss Allister Coetzee has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Springbok fly-half Mornè Steyn returns to the Bulls starting line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby clash with the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder has made five changes to his run-on side for Friday's encounter against the Chiefs in Christchurch.
Chiefs boss Dave Rennie has made four changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Tim Nanai-Williams has admitted his surprise at reaching 50 matches so soon for the Chiefs ahead of facing the Crusaders.
The Kings have named an unchanged starting line-up for their penultimate Super Rugby fixture, against the Stormers in PE on Saturday.
All Blacks backs Israel Dagg and Zac Guildford have confirmed they will remain at the remain at the Crusaders until the end of next season.
The Stormers have been hit by another injury blow after flanker Siya Kolisi was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle problem.
The Chiefs have confirmed they have signed loosehead prop Jamie Mackintosh from the Highlanders on a two-year contract.
The Stormers will face a SANZAR disciplinary hearing in relation to an incident during their match against the Hurricanes.