The Lions have named their team to face the Blues this weekend in Auckland with one change from the team that lost to the Chiefs in Round 11.
Alwyn Hollenbach has been ruled out of the rest of the Lions tour of New Zealand and Australia with a knee injury and will return to South Africa.
The loss of Hollenbach means that Michael Killian will get his first start of the season and he will start on the wing.
Ruan Combrinck will start off the bench to replace Killian. Anthony Volmink is flying to New Zealand to replace Hollenbach in the squad.
15 Andries Coetzee,14 Deon Van Rensburg,13 Lionel Mapoe,12 Jaco Taute,11 Michael Killian,10 Elton Jantjies,9 Ross Cronje,8 Joshua Strauss (c),7 Grant Hattingh,6 Derick Minnie,5 Ruan Botha,4 Franco Van der Merwe,3 Patric Cilliers,2 Callie Visagie,1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Reserves: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout,17 CJ Van der Linde,18 Cobus Grobbelaar,19 Jaco Kriel,20 Tian Meyer,21 Ruan Combrinck,22 James Kamana