Highlanders prop forward Kane Hames has been suspended for five weeks for striking Crusaders lock Dominic Bird.
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.
The Highlanders have overturned a 12-point deficit to beat the Crusaders in their first pre-season outing in Timaru.
SA prop Ross Geldenhuys will start at tighthead prop for the Highlanders in their pre-season match against the Crusaders.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has named his squad for next year's Super Rugby competition.
South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has signed a deal with New Zealand Super Rugby franchise, the Highlanders.
Sharks director of rugby Jake White has hailed the late fightback by his side after they saw off the stubborn Highlanders.
Labouring to beat the Highlanders may have strangely aided the Sharks for their tough semi in Christchurch, writes Rob Houwing .
The Sharks have reached the Super Rugby semi-finals after beating the Highlanders in a thrilling encounter in Durban.
See how the action unfolded in the S15 playoff between the Sharks and Highlanders.
The Sharks will be all too aware that they face the only team this year to deny them a Super Rugby log point in their playoff.
Highlanders’ head coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to take on the Sharks in Durban in the Super Rugby playoffs.
The Highlanders will look at the history books as they hope to upset the Sharks in their Super Rugby playoff in Durban.
Craig Joubert and Steve Walsh will referee this weekend's Super Rugby qualifiers when the competition reaches its business end.