• Flash v Bash: Agility meets brute strength in these eighth men. While the fleet-footed Pierre Spies will try to dance rings around the Brumbies, Fotu Auelua will be hoping to bash holes straight through the Bulls defence. (Gallo Images)
  • Dogfight: A real battle of the air is anticipated between the two finest lineout locks in world rugby right now, as a towering Andries Bekker takes on the All Black giant Sam Whitelock. (Gallo Images)
  • Baptism of fire: Although Sergeal Peterson's attacking play is spell-binding, questions marks have arisen over his size and over the defensive abilities of the young Kings wing. There will be no truer test of this than facing Lomu-alike Julian Savea, whose barge and hand-off have reached legendary proportions this year. (Gallo Images)
  • The Minge of the Ginger Ninjas: They say there's nothing more fiery than a redhead: Well then there should be a veritable firestorm happening in the game between the Rebels and Cheetahs, where the Russet beard of Wallaby Scott Higginbotham faces up to the copper crop of the in-form Cheetahs eight Philip van der Walt. (Gallo Images)