Cape Town - The Lions backs are set for a tough first round Super Rugby duel when they host the Hurricanes on Friday, February 13.
According to the Stuff.co.nz website, the Hurricanes will be allowed to call on all their All Blacks for their first game of the season.
Coach Chris Boyd was initially told he would have to begin the 2015 Super Rugby season without some, if not all, of his 10 All Blacks.
The All Black players will be rested for some parts of the 2015 Super Rugby season.
This means the Hurricanes would be able to pick a formidable backline featuring All Blacks TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Conrad Smith, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu and Cory Jane.
The Hurricanes meet the Bulls in Pretoria the following week, before playing the Western Force on the way home through Perth, in what could be a tough start to their campaign.