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The Sharks were dealt a double blow when season Springbok wing Odwa Ndungane was forced to return home from New Zealand and Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis was ruled out of the encounter with the Hurricanes on Friday.
The Cheetahs will wait for the results of a medical assessment before making a call on the fitness of star loose forward Juan Smith who has been battling with an Achilles heel injury for some time.
The Cheetahs have made just one change to the team that beat the Hurricanes last week with Springbok loose forward Ashley Johnson coming into the starting line-up for the clash with the Lions in Bloemfontein this weekend.
The Chiefs, who collected their fourth win in a row after beating the Waratahs last Saturday, have made a couple of changes to their team to play the Western Force in Perth on Friday.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made just one change to his team to take on the Highlanders in their Super Rugby showdown in Dunedin on Saturday.
Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie has promised that his side will not let a few turnovers compromise their fluid attacking game as they try to match their red-hot form on tour in front of their home crowd.
Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand, the capital of the Crusaders, is hosting an international schools rugby festival over Easter.
The Hurricanes have All Black loose forward Victor Vito back in their pack for the clash with the Sharks in New Plymouth on Friday.
The Force have signed former Waratahs and Brumbies scrumhalf Josh Holmes who will add some valuable experience and versatility to the Perth side for the rest of the season.
All Blacks and Crusaders captain Richie McCaw has had his final operation on his troublesome right foot, but it won't affect the timing of his return to Super Rugby.
The Crusaders are not satisfied with their patchy form in recent weeks and they are well aware that they will need to hit their straps properly if they are to compete with the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld this weekend.
Stormers forwards coach Matt Proudfoot admits that the battle at the breakdown will be key against the Highlanders, who are deadly if you "leave the ball lying around".
The Blues will have their full-strength front row together for the first time this season when they travel to Melbourne to take on the Rebels on Thursday.
The Melbourne Rebels have been boosted by the return of English flyhalf Danny Cipriani to the starting line-up for the clash with the Blues this weekend.
Sale Sharks are poised to announce a ground-sharing move with Super League club Salford City Reds.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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