Saracens have completed the signing of Wales international second-row Dominic Day from the Rebels for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
Hurricanes second-row James Broadhurst has confirmed that he has decided to retire from rugby due to the ongoing effects of concussion.
The Highlanders recorded their highest ever total against the Stormers when they thrashed the South Africans 57-14 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Brumbies will hope to end a run of two straight Super Rugby losses when they take on the Blues at GIO Stadium in Canberra this Sunday.
Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea will make his 50th appearance for the Super Rugby franchise when the Blues visit GIO Stadium on Sunday.
The Crusaders will be hoping to continue their fine form when they visit Bloemfontein where they face the Cheetahs on Saturday.
The Reds are looking to break their hoodoo against the Waratahs when they host their traditional rivals at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
The Jaguares will be keen to continue their impressive home form when they host Africa 2 rivals the Sharks at Vélez Sarsfield on Saturday.
The Lions will be looking to pile more misery on the Western Force when the sides clash at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday.
The Rebels have regained valuable experience with four changes to the team for their clash with the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.