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Despite a fairly extensive fixture list there is not that much to get the pulses racing in this weekend's Western Province and Boland programmes, while the South Western Districts teams begin with their extensive trials.
Back from South Africa and holding serve over the Australian conference, the Brumbies have captain Ben mowen back to take on their biggest rivals, the Waratahs in Canberra on Saturday.
Without James O'Connor and Danny Cipriani the playmaker responsibilities have fallen on Kurtley Beale's shoulders for the Rebels clash with the Bulls in Melbourne on Friday.
Reds twins Anthony and Saia Faingaa join forces for the first time in 2012 after being selected for Sunday's critical Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Sharks coach John Plumtree believes the incredible comeback from the Highlanders against the Cheetahs goes to show just how "courageous" Jamie Joseph's men are.
The Chiefs, who remain at the top of the Super Rugby table, have re-shuffled their team Lions on Saturday in Pukekohe.
Sitaleki Timani's try in the final seconds of last year's derby clash secured victory for his new team against his old. This time around, Michael Foley has backed Timani to make a difference from the first minute for the Waratahs against the Brumbies.
Durban crowd-favourite Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira will make his long-awaited return for the Sharks on Saturday, while flyer Paul Jordaan is also in the mix against the Highlanders.
Super Rugby rumbles forward into Round Eleven and both the Bulls and the Lions begin their long Australasian road trips in what is sure to be a bumpy ride in this tough competition.
Four more players have committed their futures to the Brumbies beyond 2012, with Andrew Smith, Ita Vaea, Jesse Mogg and Scott Fardy all signing contract extensions on Wednesday.
Cheetahs flyhalf Sias Ebersohn will have the opportunity to make amends for his poor penalty miss last weekend when he line-up in the No.10 jersey against the Western Force on Saturday.
In what might otherwise have ended in a deadlock, flyhalf Cameron Wright proved to be the difference as Hilton recorded a gripping 13-6 victory over Kearsney on Gilfillan. Chief architect Wright scored all of his team's points including a scintillating try.
Michael Hobbs has been handed the No.10 jersey for the Blues for the Super Rugby encounter with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Friday.
Three players will get their first starts for the Lions in the Super Rugby match against the log-leading Chiefs in Pukekohe on Saturday.
London Irish have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Setaimata Sa from the Catalan Dragons.
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