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The Lions' bye week could not have come at a more opportune time for the struggling franchise, as it could see them finally move off the bottom of the Super Rugby table.
The Chiefs surged to the top of the Super Rugby standings with their impressive 39-33 win over the Cheetahs at the weekend, with a large portion of the credit going to their Tongan try-scoring machine - prop Arizona Taumalolo.
The Stormers are sweating over the fitness of their two frontline locks, aster their unbeaten run came to an end in an arm wrestle against the Crusaders in Christchurch at the weekend.
The Blues have threatened to ban from Eden Park any spectators who make themselves guilty of unruly behaviour.
World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White will return to South Africa this week in charge of Australia's leading franchise, hoping to topple one of the top SA teams.
World Cup-winning All Black captain Richie McCaw will return to the playing field when he runs out at the Crusaders' new home ground in Christchurch in a fortnight.
The decision of Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder to name rookie Tom Taylor at flyhalf and shift Dan Carter to inside centre may not have been met with universal approval, but his decision has been vindicated in the most emphatic fashion.
The Bulls were at their physical best as they dominated the Lions in Johannesburg, outscoring their highveld rivals by five tries to two in a convincing 32-18 victory on Saturday.
The Chiefs ran in five tries to record a valuable 39-33 bonus-point victory over a brave Cheetahs team that fought hard until the end in their intense encounter in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Crusaders captain Kieran Read said that his team knew that they needed to get their noses in front early and keep them there against a quality defensive unit like the Stormers who they edged out 31-24 on Saturday.
Rebels captain Gareth Delve refused to make any excuses for his team's meek 37-6 capitulation to the Brumbies, explaining that his team simply did not deliver a high enough standard.
The Brumbies secured the bonus point before half-time before taking their foot off the gas and cruising to a resounding 37-6 victory over the Rebels in Canberra on Saturday.
The Crusaders showed good composure to hand a determined Stormers side their first defeat of the season, edging them out 24-31 in their bruising encounter in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Waratahs overcame a spirited second-half fightback by the Western Force to eke out a 23-18 win in their Super Rugby clash on Friday, but admitted afterwards they nearly threw the game away.
As the Blues' pain over their poor on-field form continued, the franchise's off-field troubles escalated as their supporters showed the darker side of Auckland.
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