Hamilton Fri, 18 Apr 7.35pm
Last meeting: Chiefs 30-24 in Christchurch, round 13, 2007
After fielding a second-string outfit last week against the Lions, Crusaders coach Robbie Deans has recalled all his available big guns, including playmaker Stephen Brett and key forwards Richie McCaw and Brad Thorn, to protect his team's unbeaten record in what shapes as one of their biggest tests of season. In all, Deans has made four personnel and seven positional changes. The Chiefs are intact after notching 18 tries in a succession of impressive wins over the Bulls, Highlanders and Brumbies to climb to fourth on the ladder and emerge as genuine finals contenders. They slipped to eighth after missing round nine with a bye, but are a mere three points adrift of the top four.Lasseters Sportsbook: Chiefs $3.00, Crusaders $1.40Tip: Crusaders by 12
Chiefs: Mils Muliaina (captain), Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Callum Bruce, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Stephen Donald, Brendon Leonard, Sione Lauaki, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Kevin O'Neill, Toby Lynn, Ben Castle, Tom Willis, Simms Davison.
Reserves: Aled de Malmanche, Ben May, Jay Williams, Faifili Levave, Jamie Nutbrown, Dwayne Sweeney, Sosene Anesi.
Crusaders: Scott Hamilton, Sean Maitland, Casey Laulala, Tim Bateman, Caleb Ralph, Stephen Brett, Andrew Ellis, Mose Tuiali'i, Richard McCaw (captain), Kieran Read, Ali Williams, Brad Thorn, Greg Somerville, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks.
Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Wyatt Crockett, Ross Filipo, Nasi Manu, Kahn Fotuali'i, Hamish Gard, Kade Poki.
Brisbane Fri, 18 Apr 7.40pm
Sydney Sat, 19 Apr 5.30pm
Canberra Sat, 19 Apr 7.40pm
Pretoria Sat, 19 Apr 3.00pm
Cape Town Sat, 19 Apr 5.05pm