The defending champions come back into action after their week off to face a threatening Highlanders side who have produced some of the best attacking rugby we have seen this year. This game is ready-made to be a thrilling classic given the way both sides play with their heads up and with the ball in hand. Israel Folau v Ben Smith, Taqele Naiyaravoro v Waisake Naholo (19 tries between them this year), Bernard Foley v Lima Sopoaga (the top two points scorers) – and those are just the clashes in the backs. We expect tries, lots of them, and a high-scoring match, but who will come out on top? Home advantage and that extra bit of rest could be key for the ‘Tahs, while the Brumbies have spent plenty of time in the skies over the last two weeks flying to Cape Town and back before the trip to Wellington, which may takes a toll on their energy levels.