The Waratahs do a brief trip across the Tasman to face the Blues.
Both teams are coming of losses and will be intent on making sure it doesn’t happen again.
A good win for either team could see them take a considerable leap up the congested top of the table.
The Waratahs have never beaten the Blues in New Zealand, will this be the weekend?
Or will it be three consecutive defeats in 2009 for the Waratahs?
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19:35 Local time, 08:35 SA time
Ref: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
ARs: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
15 Paul Williams, 14 Anthony Tuitavake, 13 Isaia Toeava, 12 Jamie Helleur, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Onosai’i Auva’a, 6 Chris Lowrey, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Kurtis Haiu, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tevita Mailau.
16 Tom McCartney, 17 Charlie Faumunia, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Michael Hobbs, 22 Rene Ranger.
15 Sam Norton-Knight, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Daniel Halangahu, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Ben Mowen, 5 Will Caldwell, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Chris Thomson, 19 Luke Doherty, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Kurtley Beale, 22 Timana Tahu.