The Lions need Lionel Mapoe to produce another strong attacking performance against the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
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.
Damian de Allende may be the man to penetrate the formidable defence of the Force at Newlands, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Sharks will not record a historic win in Christchurch unless they limit the inluence of All Blacks flanker Richie McCaw, writes JON CARDINELLI.
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.
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.
The Lions have made two changes for their clash against the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.
The boys are back and pick their South African XV based on Super Rugby form.
The Sharks have made five changes for Saturday's showdown with the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Beau Robinson will earn his 50th Reds cap this Saturday in an unchanged team named to face the Rebels in Brisbane.