New Zealand speedster Doug Howlett will make his first Super 12 start of the season for the Blues on Friday as he bids to cement a place in Graham Henry's squad for the British & Irish Lions summer tour.
The All Blacks wing has recovered from a hamstring injury and will be joined by fellow international team-mates Tony Woodcock and Steve Devine in the starting line-up for the first time.
Woodcock has missed the opening two matches with a foot injury while Devine has been forced to warm the bench with David Gibson chosen ahead of him in the scrumhalf position.
The 1993 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand was the last of the amateur era but it took a performance of ruthless professionalism by a wounded All Blacks side to edge a thrilling series, remembers Gavin Hastings.
In the fifth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Colin Moffitt recounts his trip to Australia for the triumphant 2013 tour against the Wallabies.
Victory on a British & Irish Lions tour, alongside some memorable performances in the red of Wales, has seen Mike Phillips follow in the footsteps of legendary compatriots like JPR Williams and Phil Bennett - and it is a legacy he may have been destined to join since his junior days at Whitland RFC.
In the fourth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Norman Roberts - father of Lions centre Jamie Roberts - recounts his trips to South Africa and Australia.
There is nothing quite like being on Tour! The buzz and atmosphere generated on a Lions Tour is memorable. Here's what some of the travelling fans thought of their trip to Australia in 2013. Secure your place for New Zealand 2017 at www.lionstour.com
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.