The Crusaders have announced the recruitment of Marty McKenzie, Ben Volavola and Richie Mo'unga for their 2016 campaign.
The Waratahs moved top of the Australian conference on Saturday as they saw off the Crusaders 32-22 with a try bonus-point.
The Waratahs host the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday in a repeat of last year's final and with play-off hopes on the line.
A Crusaders team will play a one-off, historic match against Saracens in New Orleans on August 1.
Full-back Israel Dagg will make his return from injury via the bench when the Crusaders face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley expects the Crusaders to have 'a chip on their shoulder' when the two sides clash this weekend.
Crusaders playmaker Dan Carter says the seven-time champions are confident they can still sneak into the Super Rugby play-offs.
The Crusaders kept their Super Rugby play-off hopes alive on Friday with an impressive 58-17 victory over the Reds in Christchuch.
Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are set to play their last game in Christchurch for the Crusaders in Friday's clash with the Reds.
Richie McCaw is set to make his return from concussion after being named on the bench to face the Reds in Christchurch on Friday.
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Crusaders young winger David Havili won't be intimidated by taking on his opposite man Julian Savea on Saturday.
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Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw has been ruled out of their game against the Hurricanes due to a head knock he suffered last week.
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is "unlikely" to feature for the Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby show down with the Hurricanes.
The Crusaders bounced back with a 29-15 triumph over the Blues as they led from start to finish in Christchurch.