In the wake of numerous speculation in the media, the Lions have released the following statement.
It promises to be the game of the weekend as the Stormers travel to Durban to face a resurgent Sharks team.
The Cheetahs have said all week that intensity is needed. Can they deliver and change the trend of near losses into wins?
It is a bottom of the log clash in Perth. Can the Lions record a moral boosting victory on tour?
With 3 All Blacks benched – the Blues will be looking for mojo from their younger players to finish the season with some respectability.
Rebels are on a bit of a roll with two from two but it will be a tough assignment for them as they travel to Wellington where they will face the Hurricanes.
St.George Queensland Reds flanker Beau Robinson and fullback Luke Morahan have been selected in the Reds starting line-up for their blockbuster encounter with the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.
NSW fan favourite Drew Mitchell will pull on the sky blue jersey for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday when the HSBC Waratahs take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontain.
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow.
The Bulls stumbled last week against the Highlanders, but they will no doubt look to ‘pink-out’ the Chiefs in their last game on tour!
Sharks coach John Plumtree has named Pat Lambie at fullback for their clash against the Stormers at Kings Park.
The clash against former coach John Mitchell’s Lions will see just two changes to the starting 15 with Nick Cummins returning from injury and Alfie Mafi back in the side after an electrifying performance against the Rebels last week.
Ali Williams looks set to play his 100th Super Rugby game off the bench after he and fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu were relegated to the reserves for Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.
The St.George Queensland Reds have announced a strong 23-man squad for their blockbuster Super Rugby clash with Australian Conference leaders, the Brumbies, in Canberra on Saturday.
SARU has less than a month to find a solution for the Super Rugby problem, and options are few.