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The Blues are running out of loose forwards rapidly, with Steven Luatua called-up to make his run-on debut against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Melbourne Rebels on Friday boosted their forward pack with the acquisition of Wallabies flank Scott Higginbotham from defending Super Rugby champion Reds.
It is a raging debate: To win at all cost, or to entertain? The Stormers, hoping to end a decade-long trophy drought has put winning at a premium.
With time running out to make a move on the Super Rugby standings there should be plenty of intensity in the last four clashes of Round Thirteen, we take a look at the match-ups.
Highlanders coach, Jamie Joseph has made four changes to the run-on team to face the Bulls in Dunedin on Saturday, following their Super Rugby loss to the Hurricanes last week.
The South African Rugby Union, despite their best intentions, appear to be no closer to a resolution of the Southern Kings Super Rugby saga.
Riaan Viljoen has returned to the Sharks team for their Super Rugby derby with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Bulls know all about being top dogs and having a chasing pack bearing down on you. As three-time champions they have been there before.
It may seem like madness for the struggling Lions to release one of their most reliable players to an overseas club, but the departure of Doppies la Grange to Italian outfit Benetton Treviso is part of a "succession plan".
After sticking with the same team in their last two outings the Western Force coaching panel has made six changes to the 22 man squad that will tackle the Rebels on Sunday.
After leading the table-topping Bulls into the closing minutes of last Friday's match, Waratahs coach Michael Foley has made four changes to the side in the hope of overcoming the second-placed Stormers.
The Crusaders experiment with Dan Carter at inside centre appears to have come to an end with the star flyhalf in the No.10 jersey for the clash with the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday.
Lucky for some they say, but who will fortune favour in Round 13 of Super Rugby this season with the jostling for log positron beginning to heat up with pride and reputation on the line.
Golden Lions Rugby Union President Kevin de Klerk says he remains optimistic over the union's participation in the Super Rugby competition.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that his attempts to sign Saracens loose forward Ernst Joubert amongst others as short-term injury cover were not successful.
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