The Reds will be fully refreshed after their bye as they look to wrestle themselves back into the play-off shake-up with victory at the 'Canes.
A verdict in the disciplinary hearing for Waratahs head coach Michael Chieka has been delayed until next week.
Sharks boss Jake White has named a 27-man touring squad that will travel to Australasia for their month-long overseas tour.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named a 27-man touring squad for their upcoming four-match Super Rugby trip to Australasia.
The Northampton Saints starting line-up for Friday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Harlequins shows four changes.
The Sharks will be keen to continue their impressive start to the season when they host the Highlanders in Durban on Saturday.
Glasgow have named Al Kellock in their line-up as the captain returns for the second leg of the 1872 Cup against Edinburgh on Saturday....
Dealing with off-field distractions and poor on-field performances, there's no respite for the Blues as they host the Waratahs on Friday....
Last season's finalists meet for the first time since their 2013 showdown on Friday as the Brumbies host the Chiefs in Canberra.
Scrum-half Warren Fury is the latest player to pledge his future to Newcastle Falcons after signing a new two-year deal.
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage is back in the England frame and he is determined to play on the international stage once again.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has made three changes to his team to face the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has made just one change to his team for Saturday's clash with the Reds at Westpac Stadium.
Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano will make his first start of the season after being named in the Brumbies team to face the Chiefs....
Reds captain James Horwill will earn a milestone 100th cap for his side as they take on the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium in Canberra this Friday on ANZAC day.
Does the Heineken Cup need neutral semi-final venues? Saracens' CEO Ed Griffiths and Toulon's Bernard Laporte offer differing views.