The Lions will beat the Highlanders in a tight Super Rugby quarter-final on Saturday, if local bookmakers are to be believed.
Rob Houwing pinpoints four of many individual battles that shape up as appealing and influential between the Lions and Highlanders.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann is confident that his son, Ruan, will be able to fill Warren Whiteley’s boots against the Highlanders.
NZ commentator Tony Johnson has criticised the decision to appoint Jaco Peyper as referee for the Lions v Highlanders quarter-final.
The Lions believe they have enough confidence “in the tank” to live up to the overwhelming expectation in this weekend’s Super Rugby semi-final.
The Lions are hoping that referee Jaco Peyper will be hard on infringements in the 22 metre area, especially those which are professional fouls.
A few more Lions players deserve call-ups to the Springbok squad for this year's Rugby Championship, writes Herman Mostert.
Jaco Kriel will lead the Lions in their Super Rugby semi-final against the Highlanders after Warren Whiteley was ruled out.
Modern meetings between the Lions and Highlanders have tended to be high-quality, down-to-the-wire affairs, reminds Rob Houwing.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann won't rely on the fact that only seven games during Super Rugby's final stages were won on another continent.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley is hopeful that he’ll be fit to lead his team in their Super Rugby semi-final against the Highlanders.
The Lions are sweating over the availability of skipper Warren Whiteley ahead of their Super Rugby semi-final against the Highlanders.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will be under increased pressure to select more Lions players for his side for this year’s Rugby Championship.
The Lions coaches have a ritual of praying in the coach’s box after every game.
The Highlanders have received an injury blow ahead of their Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions in Johannesburg.