The Crusaders could lose hooker Corey Flynn and scrum-half Willi Heinz for a lengthy period due to injuries.
Exeter Chiefs secured a home final against Northampton in the LV= Cup after edging Bath 22-19 at the Recreation Ground on Sunday.
Scotland have suffered a setback after back-row Johnnie Beattie and wing Sean Lamont were ruled out of their meeting with Wales.
Wales prop Gethin Jenkins believes his side face the ultimate challenge when they take on rivals England at Twickenham on Sunday.
Sharks boss Jake White was happy with the performance of stand-in fly-half Frans Steyn against the Lions, saying "he was fantastic".
The Blues are hopeful that Keven Mealamu will return to action against the Lions after missing Saturday's 38-22 loss at the Bulls.
Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll admitted he would "remember the day for a very long time" after they beat Italy 46-7 in Dublin on Saturday....
Scotland boss Scott Johnson has questioned the heavy penalty count against his side throughout the Six Nations.
The Sharks returned to the top of the Super Rugby table after securing a hard-fought 37-23 victory over the Lions in Durban on Saturday....
Jean-Marc Doussain kicked a 78th minute penalty to see France claim a 19-17 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The Bulls produced their best performance of the Super Rugby season so far to beat the Blues 38-22 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Ireland have built a healthy lead at the top of the Six Nations standings thanks to a 46-7 victory over Italy at Aviva Stadium on Saturday....
Brian O'Driscoll officially became the most-capped player in the history of Test rugby after taking the field against Italy on Saturday....
Toulon have signed France international prop Fabien Barcella from Biarritz on a one-year contract, according to sources.
Western Force boss Michael Foley hailed his side's performance in their 32-7 bonus point win over the Rebels in Perth on Saturday.
Stormers boss Allister Coetzee admitted he felt "gutted" for his players after their agonising 14-13 loss to the Crusaders.
An amazing first-half performance saw the Western Force hand out a 32-7 thumping to the Melbourne Rebels in Perth on Saturday.