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All Black full-back Ben Smith returns after a three-week break due to injury to play his record equalling 127th game for the Highlanders.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been impressed by the strong form of New Zealand’s sides in Super Rugby this season.
With the dust having settled on Round 13 of Super Rugby, we’ve gone through the action to pick out the best players of the last weekend.
The Highlanders recorded the biggest ever win in their Super Rugby history with 55-6 victory over the Force in Perth on Saturday.
Catch up on the latest action from Round 13 of Super Rugby, which kicked off in Fiji with the Chiefs battling the Crusaders.
Take a check on the teams as they are released ahead of Round 13.
The Highlanders will be looking to make it eight wins in a row when they travel to Perth to face the Western Force on Saturday.