The Crusaders have sailed to the top of the Super Rugby log for the moment, following a comfortable victory over the Highlanders in a New Zealand derby in Christchurch.
Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am says he is adjusting well to life as captain of the Sharks. The 26-year-old was named skipper at the start of the season and has led the team to two impressive victories on the trot.
Sharks coach, Sean Everitt has made one injury-enforced change to his starting XV to face the Highlanders in Dunedin, New Zealand on Friday.
The Canterbury Crusaders overwhelmed Otago Highlanders 38-14 Friday to storm into the Super Rugby semi-finals and reinforce their status as favourites for a third consecutive title.
Emirates Lions coach Swys de Bruin has lamented that they are going to Loftus on Saturday to take on the Vodacom Bulls knowing very well that the need a victory to ensure their Vodacom Super Rugby play-offs spot.