Hurricanes v Jaguares 9.35am
South African fans will once again back a New Zealand team against the Jaguares.
Currently occupying the final wildcard spot in the SA Conference, defeat for the Jaguares from Argentina will be good for the Stormers, Bulls, Lions and the Sharks, providing they win their matches.
Last week the Jaguares lost to the Highlanders and will have to play out of their skins if they want to stun the Canes at home.
Rebels v Bulls 11.45am
First match on their overseas tour after an embarrassing defeat to the Crusaders at home last weekend, the Bulls have a point to prove.
The Rebels, though, are tough to beat at home and will fancy their chances against the visiting South Africans.
Blues v Chiefs 9.35am
Sam Cane makes a welcomed return to action for the Chiefs in his first game back after breaking his neck for New Zealand against South Africa last year.
The Chiefs will hope he can inspire them victory in a bottom-of-the-Conference New Zealand derby.
Reds v Waratahs 11.45am
The Waratahs lost their last three matches and look to have lost some of their zip without Israel Folau.
They will fancy their chances against the Reds, though.
Lions v Highlanders 3.05pm
Narrowly beating the Waratahs last weekend, the Lions have regained some lost confidence.
At home, they should get the better of the Highlanders.
Stormers v Crusaders 5.15pm
The ultimate Cape “derby” highlights this week’s round of matches.
The form book suggests an easy win for the defending champions, but the Stormers are taking this match personally and will leave nothing out on the field in search of a win.