It does not matter who has won how many matches before today. All that counts is who is in the lead when the final whistle goes.
The Chiefs have a 10/14 record and the Bulls have an 11/14 record for the season going into this game this afternoon. Neither of those stats have any real meaning today.
The Chiefs are at the disadvantages of having travelled halfway around the world, playing the match at a time when their body clocks believe it is 03:30 in the morning, playing at altitude and having very little support in the stadium.
The Bulls have none of these disadvantages and should they get ahead early on they will be carried home by the fanatical home support at Loftus Versveld.
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17:30 Local Time
Ref: Jonathan Kaplan
ARs: Craig Joubert, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Derick Kuün, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Danie Rossouw, 19 Pedrie Wannenburg, 20 Heini Adams, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Marius Delport.
15 Mils Muliaina (captain), 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Callum Bruce, 11 Dwayne Sweeney, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Toby Morland, 8 Sione Lauaki, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Kevin O’Neill, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 James McGougan, 2 Aled de Malmanche, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
16 Hika Elliot, 17 Joe Savage, 18 Toby Lynn, 19 Serge Lilo, 20 David Bason, 21 Mike Delany, 22 Sosene Anesi.