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Nortjé hoping to set the tone in Brisbane

Nortjé has followed that on and received plaudits from his coach after being tasked with calling the line-outs for the first time last weekend

Who will stand tall for the Lions?

And if there’s one man with the potential to fire up this under-performing Lions team it is the former Jeppe star.

Sharks happy to be favourites

“They have had one slip-up They are a good team and they are going to be around in the competition at the knockout stages”

Kriel expected back for Chiefs clash

If all goes well, Kriel will run out for the Lions when they are next in action in South Africa, against the Chiefs

Stormers will turn their focus to bouncing back from the Blues

“So that’s the main drive, they want to bounce back. Pieter-Steph hasn’t really been talked about so much.”

A season-defining clash for Stormers

The Stormers won all four of their first games, but suffered a 33-14 defeat to the Blues at Newlands before last week’s bye

Sikhumbuzo will keep his focus on the ‘small’ things

“I am really excited about the Sharks and what they are doing. Very excited indeed because I am suited to the linking style of rugby they are playing.”

Lions have to kick their habits

They are currently in New Zealand preparing for a match against the Blues, which will be followed by a date with the Highlanders

…but they have to watch out for Notshe

“This game against the Stormers will be about finding the point of pressure early on based on what they have come to do against us, and then exploiting that.”

Stormers need to get back to winning ways

“The Sharks contest hard with the ball in the air to get turnovers, we saw that in the game against the Jaguares."