The Chiefs snapped a three-match losing streak to keep their Super Rugby hopes alive with a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Friday.
Lock Blade Thomson provided the finish to two counter-attacks to help the Hurricanes keep their Super Rugby play-off hopes alive with a 16-9 win over the Crusaders in Wellington.
All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has been ruled out of the third Test against England and is likely to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season after he broke his thumb in the 28-27 victory over Stuart Lancaster's side in Dunedin on Saturday.
Toby Robson Super Rugby's defending champions, the Chiefs, suddenly have some work to do after toppling out of the top six with a 45-8 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday night.
Melbourne Rebels left empty-handed as Hurricanes snatch 25-15 win in their Super Rugby clash.
Georgina Robinson Pit two of the most exciting attacking teams in Super Rugby against each other and fireworks are guaranteed.
The Hurricanes hope another stable selection will keep them on a Super Rugby winning streak when they face the Waratahs in Sydney.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Jim Morton Will Genia paints a graphic picture of the danger bruising Hurricanes star Julian Savea will present to the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.
Toby Robson Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has revealed the seriousness of the season-ending blood clots on prop John Schwalger's lungs, saying it was a "scary" situation.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.
McLean Park, Napier, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)
Livewire winger Alapati Leiua fended off five tacklers in a brilliant individual try to lift the Wellington Hurricanes to a thrilling 29-26 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)