POOR: The Chiefs have been woeful this season. Photo: Supplied.

Friday

Chiefs v Hurricanes (8.35am)

There is something seriously wrong with captain Brodie Retallick and his Chiefs teammates this season, having lost all four of their matches to date.

That includes defeat to the Sunwolves in their own backyard.

Against the Hurricanes, we’re afraid it will be zero from five.

Brumbies v Waratahs (10.45am)

The Brumbies have proven so far this season that they can turn on the style on attack.

But they will be met by a strong Waratahs team that will go all out to win this derby and keep the pressure on the Rebels in the Australian Conference.

Expect an open match, with the visitors taking home the bacon.

Saturday

Sunwolves v Reds (6.15am)

The two bottom teams in the Australian Conference, the form book shows that the Sunwolves will be too strong for the Reds in this match.

Ex-Stormers wing Gerhard van der Heever and his teammates have proven that they are no pushovers this year and have to be respected.

If not, things can get ugly.

Highlanders v Crusaders (8.35am)

The Highlanders are coming off back-to-back defeats, but in both cases the result could have gone either way.

They will test the defending champions in this encounter and if the Crusaders take them lightly, they might be in for a long day at the office.

Lions v Rebels (3.05pm)

The Lions will be tested by Australia’s top team to date.

Unbeaten, the Rebels will go to Ellis Park knowing that they can cause yet another upset.

The Lions, though, should take this one, but it won’t be easy.

To bag the points, the Lions should keep a close eye on Rebels halfbacks Will Genia and Quade Cooper.

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