Hurricanes vs Chiefs
The Hurricanes are a terrifyingly good rugby team. They made the Sharks look more like chum in last week's qualifier, beating them 41 points to zero and running in some breathtakingly good tries in the process. All of this was done in driving rain and wind. But while
Brumbies vs Highlanders
The Brumbies did just enough to finish atop the Aussie conference in the end, which gave them a home semi-final against the Highlanders, who actually finished with nine more points on the log. In fact, the Highlanders had the joint second highest total of anyone, and yet they
Blues vs Waratahs
A tough one to call first up on the final weekend of regular season action. Assuming the Brumbies beat the Force later on, the Tahs need a bonus point (and for their rivals not to get one) to top the Aussie conference and make the quarter-finals. The trouble
Blues vs Brumbies
The Blues made a good fist of it before eventually succumbing to the Hurricanes last weekend, while the Brumbies saw off the Reds at home. The Blues have nothing left to play for, while the visitors are battling with the Waratahs for top spot of the Australian conference,
New Zealand vs Wales
Wales played really well in the first test last weekend - in fact, you could go as far to say it was one of the best performances for quite some time. They lost that game by 18 points.
So this week, after a midweek pummelling by the Chiefs
New Zealand vs Wales
Wales will know that their best chance of getting a result in the land of the long white cloud is in this first test. The All Blacks almost always take a little while to blow the cobwebs away and get their game going.
To be brutally honest, however,
Murrayfield plays host to an all Irish final this year between four time winners Leinster, and first time finalists Connacht.
There is little to separate the teams in terms of their results this season; in the two meetings, they are one victory a piece and they finished first and second in
The 2016 Aviva Premiership final gives us one of the best narratives we've seen in recent years. Saracens have been the bona fide best team in Europe this season, oozing consistency in swotting aside most comers as they set themselves up for what would be a well-deserved double.
And then there
Hurricanes vs Highlanders
Another week of Super Rugby, another very tricky Kiwi derby to pick first up. This is a repeat of last season's final, which the Highlanders won to most people's surprise. Both sides should be fresh after a week off, and the battle between Naholo and Savea on the
Leinster vs Ulster
The first Pro12 play-off sees an all Irish affair with pre-tournament favourites Leinster hosting Ulster. Both sides have appeared in six semi-final play-offs before; Leinster have won them all, whereas Ulster have only a solitary victory. History would suggest then that the home side should be good for