Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean will be sidelined for the rest of the Super 15 season after breaking his arm.
The Chiefs have breezed past the Crusaders in Super Rugby action on Saturday winning 40 - 16 at home.
All Blacks Dan Carter and Israel Dagg will miss the Crusaders' Super 15 derby against Chiefs this weekend.
The Chiefs have made 11 changes to their starting XV for their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Hamilton.
Owen Franks has received a two-match ban for striking an opponent during the Crusaders' win over the Highlanders.
Crusaders prop Owen Franks has been cited for alleged foul play during their Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders.
The Crusaders have bounced back from their opening round defeat to beat the Highlanders in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin.
SA-born prop Ross Geldenhuys will make his debut for the Highlanders when they host the Crusaders.
Rebels scrumhalf Nic Stirzaker has been suspended from rugby for a week after stamping on Crusaders flank Matt Todd.
All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has suffer another leg injury in the Crusaders' surprise 20-10 loss to the Melbourne Rebels.
The Rebels have stunned the seven-time champion Crusaders in their opening Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.
All Blacks Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will look to go out on a high when the final Super 15 competition starts ahead of the RWC.
Sharks for domestic supremacy again, but maybe not quite multi-skilled enough for the Super Rugby title, predicts Rob Houwing .
Richie McCaw will start for the Crusaders when they open their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Melbourne Rebels.
The Reds have comfortably beaten the Crusaders in a pre-season friendly match at Ballymore in Brisbane.