Chiefs' depth at halfback to be severely tested with a concussed Tawera Kerr-Barlow to be rested and Finlay Christie suspended.
Seems it's only just dawned on the Lions coach he has three days to get his team ready for their NZ tour opener.
Free-wheeling Canes and Crusaders show how tough it's going to be for Lions.
OPINION: If he proves his form over the next month, Sonny Bill Williams should get the No 12 jersey against the Lions.
The rules may change but the fans are expected to play on as bars within Hamilton's Rugby World Cup Fan Zone switch codes and show the NRL final.