The Blues have made just one change to their starting XV, while the Highlanders have named an unchanged team for the Trans-Tasman final between the sides at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
No 8 Hoskins Sotutu scored two tries as the Blues beat the Force on Saturday to secure a Trans-Tasman home final against the Highlanders next week.
The Rebels’ home game against the Crusaders has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney as authorities are still battling to contain a new Covid-19 outbreak in the state of Victoria.
All Blacks centre Anton Lienert-Brown starred as the Chiefs claimed a 36-26 victory over the Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.
The Highlanders ran in nine tries to claim a record-breaking 59-23 bonus-point win over the Waratahs in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Chiefs have had to extend their stay in Australia after their home game against the Rebels was moved from Hamilton to Sydney due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Scrumhalf Aaron Smith produced a Man of the Match performance to inspire the Highlanders to a 42-27 win against the Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.
The Blues ran in five tries to record a commanding 38-10 win over the Brumbies at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
The Highlanders’ home Trans-Tasman game against the Rebels has been moved to Sydney due to an extension of the travel pause between Melbourne and New Zealand as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
The Rebels have been left stranded following a new Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne and the greater Victoria region.