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Two intra-national meetings of the New Zealand variety this weekend make for some very enticing viewing as the Chiefs travel to face the Hurricanes in Wellington while the Highlanders play host to the Crusaders.
And after suffering such a disappointing result at home to the Sharks last week, the Crusaders will find it tough to bounce back in Dunedin, where Jamie Joseph's men have lost just once this season.
The Crusaders have been in fine away form, too, however, showing the ability to win by both big and small margins, but Joseph's fifth-placed Highlanders have the weapons at their disposal to distance themselves from the Crusaders, just two points below them.
In the other clash, the reigning champions will storm the gates in Wellington, recovering from a bad run of form to win their last two in a row, although both those meetings were in New Plymouth.
The two teams that have managed to beat the Chiefs on their travels this season are the Western Force and the Brumbies, each of whom have a trip advantage over their foes that the Hurricanes aren't as fortunate in possessing.
Conrad Smith & Co. have already lost twice at home this campaign, and although the talents emerging in their back line would see their attack boast some extreme potential, it's debatable as to whether or not the same can be said of their defence.