The first game of the weekend is one of two table topping clashes to look forward to, which has the Chiefs at home, hosting the Bulls, in a match that will inevitably eliminate one team’s hopes of a home final.
The Chiefs come off a bye weekend and will be fresh against a Bulls team that are playing their fourth tour match. Richard Kahui is injured and will be not play for the rest of the season, with Jackdon Willison taking his place in the team.
The Bulls play their final tour match, and who knows how they will feel after their loss to the Highlanders last weekend. I am sure they will not have the one foot on the plane syndrome, with a win against the Chiefs being important to their title aspirations.
Chiefs: 1. Toby Smith,2. Hika Elliot,3. Ben Afeaki,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam – 90th game,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Kane Thompson,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Jackson Willison,14. Lelia Masaga ,15. Andrew Horrell
Replacements : 16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Arizona Taumalolo,18. Michael Fitzgerald,19. Sam Cane,20. Brendon Leonard,21. Robbie Robinson,22. Maritino Nemani
Bulls: Zane Kirchner , Akona Ndungane , Johann Sadie , Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard , Pierre Spies (c), CJ Stander , Dewald Potgieter , Wilhelm Steenkamp, Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger ,Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling .
Replacements: Willie Wepener, Rayno Gerber, Juandre Kruger, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak , Louis Fouche , JJ Engelbrecht.
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 2:Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri
TMO : Nick Briant