All Black Charles Piutau returns after eight weeks on the sidelines in the only change to the Blues' team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.
AMI Stadium, Chrsitchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Liam Napier The champs are alive, and in the process, the Chiefs have killed off the Hurricanes' and Blues' faint Super Rugby playoff hopes.
Daniel Gilhooly The Blues say they're not after Beauden Barrett. Barrett says he's considering their advances.
Crusaders 21 Blues 13 Richard Knowler The power of Nemani Nadolo has probably killed the Blues' Super Rugby title hopes after the Crusaders won a brutal encounter in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Two tries to the Crusaders' powerhouse Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo wrapped up a 21-13 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday.
Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)
A stunning opening assault from the Auckland Blues powered them to a 40-14 win over the Western Force in their Super 15 clash in Perth on Saturday night.
Alex Rowe The Waratahs play for top spot on the Australian conference - if only briefly - against a struggling Blues outfit.
David Polkinghorne The Brumbies take on the Blues from 7.40pm at Canberra Stadium.
Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.
Liam Napier Constant scrutiny continues to swirl around Benji Marshall’s indifferent code switch and, indeed, future but for now the Blues insist he will see out his two-year contract.
Veteran halfback Piri Weepu is to resume training with the Blues after making a full recovery from his stroke and minor heart surgery.
The Hurricanes breathed further momentum into their revived Super Rugby campaign by overcoming a mid-match hiccup on Friday to beat the Blues 39-20 in Wellington.
Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Liam Napier Pride needs to be swallowed by both parties but the Blues will strongly consider welcoming Gareth Anscombe back next year.
Georgina Robinson Israel Folau says the Waratahs must take a good look at themselves after a bid to play like the "Harlem Globetrotters" ended in disaster in Auckland.
A 20-point performance from rookie five-eighth Simon Hickey paved the way for the Blues' bonus-point win over the Cheetahs.