The Western Force are set to be boosted by Wallaby Isi Naisarani as they prepare for the daunting task of facing the Crusaders in Christchurch.
The Chiefs have won a franchise record nine consecutive matches to establish an eight-point lead at the top of the table with five rounds remaining.
In claiming their second win of the season against the Crusaders on the weekend, Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan said his side did not display everything they have in their arsenal.
Queensland are well on their way to Super Rugby Pacific finals after grinding out a 31-17 win against the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium.
Damian McKenzie has boosted his claim to a place in New Zealand's World Cup squad by leading the Chiefs to a 34-24 win over the defending Super Rugby Pacific champion Crusaders.
Melbourne have ended a three-match Super Rugby Pacific losing run with a 43-33 win in Auckland over a fast finishing but undisciplined Moana Pasifika side.
The Blues have kept pace with the top four with a 30-14 win over the Fijian Drua in Fiji.
The NSW Waratahs have claimed their first New Zealand scalp of the 2023 season to scramble back into the Super Rugby Pacific's top eight.
The Brumbies have fallen short of a Super Rugby Pacific statement win, beaten 32-27 by the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium in Wellington.
Round 10 is Culture Round in Super Rugby Pacific and all 12 teams are in action following the last of the bye rounds.
Consequences after the loss to the Force are reflected in the Highlanders' choices for their DHL Super Rugby Pacific game with the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday.
ACT Brumbies captain Allan Alaalatoa is relishing the challenge of heading to Wellington to face the Hurricanes.
It was a case of 'You win some, you lose some' for the Blues during their 55-21 DHL Super Rugby Pacific win over the Waratahs at Eden Park on Saturday.
Super Rugby Pacific will celebrate the many cultures that unify teams and fans across the Pacific region during Round 10 of the competition, kicking off on Friday 28 April.
The Western Force have produced their best first-half performance of the Super Rugby Pacific season to secure a 30-17 upset win over the Highlanders in front of 8293 fans at HBF Park.
The understrength NSW Waratahs conceded seven tries in a 55-21 Super Rugby Pacific thumping by the Blues at a wet Eden Park in Auckland.
The Melbourne Rebels have again let a Super Rugby Pacific halftime lead slip to fall to the defending champion Crusaders 43-17 in a brutal clash.
The Hamilton-based Chiefs have showcased their handling skills in teeming rain to beat the Fijian Drua 50-17 and stretch their winning start in Super Rugby Pacific to eight games.
The Melbourne Rebels prop Sam Talakai has said they plan to "fire a shot" in round nine's crucial clash with the Crusaders.
It will be an epic weekend of Trans-Tasman action with three New Zealand v Australia matchups preceded by an intriguing Chiefs v Fijian Drua clash.