The Blues were forced into a late change ahead of Friday's clash with the Hurricanes when Ma'a Nonu was ruled out with injury.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley believes his side has not lost any of their drive despite experiencing a losing streak in recent weeks.
Waratahs attack coach Darren Gibson admits his side are too reliant on the influence of Israel Folau's offensive prowess.
Flying Lions winger Anthony Volmink makes his first Super Rugby start of the season against the Stormers on Saturday.
Lock Adam Coleman and scrum-half Ian Prior will make their run-on debuts when the Western Force face the Rebels in Melbourne on Good Friday.
Chiefs utility back Mils Muliaina has been ruled out for the rest of the defending champions' Super Rugby campaign due to injury.
Saracens' South African-born flanker Justin Melck has been called-up by Germany in their bid for a place at next year's Rugby World Cup in England.
What They Said
We are looking forward to this one, and we want to see if we can correct what we did wrong in the last two weeks and get the confidence back up there.
~ Lions boss Johan Ackermann ahead of his side's clash with the Stormers at Newlands ~
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