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    Mapoe out to trouble Tahs

    The Lions need Lionel Mapoe to produce another strong attacking performance against the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

    Coenie faces front-row test

    Coenie Oosthuizen needs to make as big an impact at scrum time as he does in open play against the Brumbies in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

    Sharks must nullify McCaw

    The Sharks will not record a historic win in Christchurch unless they limit the inluence of All Blacks flanker Richie McCaw, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Reds hopes hinge on Horwill

    James Horwill will have to be back to his best if the Reds are to arrest their slump, against the Rebels in Brisbane on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

    All eyes on Fekitoa

    Just days after receiving an All Blacks call, Malakai Fekitoa can build on his reputation against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

    Same again for Reds

    Beau Robinson will earn his 50th Reds cap this Saturday in an unchanged team named to face the Rebels in Brisbane.