Matt Burke doesn't expect home ground advantage will be enough for either the Reds or the Bulls in their respective games in this weekend's Super Rugby.
Reds v Stormers
This week sees a big return to the field for the Reds after they had the bye last week, which was enough time to freshen up and get the return of some of their stars, such as Lucas and Harris.
Perhaps that will ease the pain of the selection at No. 10.
They got a win against the Brumbies with Lane at the helm but will welcome back some direction to the backline that has struggled to find the flare and unpredictability we have come to see.
The Stormers continue their road trip and will be no doubt ruing the loss to the Crusaders last week in a game of lost opportunities where the Stormers, for the first time, were not allowed to play.
Still, they boast an impressive line-up and when they get going can play fast and physical.
Upfront will be the key to the Stormers regaining the momentum they had at Newlands. Vermeulen and Steenkamp will have to be on song to overcome a Reds outfit looking to get their season back on track.
I'm tipping the Reds to get pipped at home by a smarting Stormers outfit.
Stormers one unit.
Bulls v Brumbies
This game may come down to local knowledge, something the Aussie teams haven't been privy to before.
I speak of Jake White and his X-factor in this game in the Highveld.
The Bulls sit high on the ladder and have produced a brilliant style of rugby. Led by captain Pierre Spies, they are able to vary the attack from short to wide when needed then be physical up front.
With a back-line chock full of Springboks, it would be hard to go past the home team, especially against a team not prepared for the effect of altitude.
Kicking sensation Morne Steyn will be a factor in this game with his contribution off the boot and will have to be factored into the Brumbies' game plan so as to limit the number of penalties conceded.
The Brumbies, it should be noted, are playing with confidence. A massive win over the listless Rebels sees this team growing into a great team of combinations, and not just relying on individuals as they have done in the past.
It's the younger crew who are standing up at the moment. New captain Mowen is leading Hooper, Mogg, Lealiifano and team to a place where they feel there is still some improving to do.
The biggest challenge will be taking on the pack of the Bulls, but with the insight by Mr White, they may provide one of the upsets of the season.
Brumbies in a tight one away from home.