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Cardiff Blues chairman, and financial backer, Peter Thomas is hoping his side can sign off from the Arms Park with their first trophy in eight years.
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged team to face the Hurricanes in the Super 14 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The Cheetahs will be boosted by the return of Springbok flanker Juan Smith to the starting line-up for Saturday's Super 14 derby battle against the Stormers in Cape Town.
Stormers' captain Jean de Villiers said the important thing for his team is to maintain their winning momentum when they host the Cheetahs in Saturday's Super 14 derby match at Newlands.
Sharks fly-half FrÃ©dÃ©ric Michalak has revealed his desire to return to Europe at the end of the Super 14 in order to focus on playing for France again.
Waratahs' fly-half Kurtley Beale is relishing the challenge of taking on opposite number Matt Giteau of the Western Force when the two teams go head to head in the all-Australian Super 14 derby match on Saturday.
Five players in France's Pro D2 have failed doping tests conducted by the French Anti-doping Agency in mid-January.
A number of injuries within the Leicester Tigers ranks are giving coach Marcelo Loffreda a headache ahead of the EDF Energy Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday.
Reds young fly-half Quade Cooper could be on his way to Saracens for a two-month stint later this year in a bid to speed up his development.
Lions coach Eugene Eloff, outspoken this week about the lack of commitment of some of the side's more senior players, has made six changes for Saturday's Super 14 match against the unbeaten Crusaders.