Ben Smith will not play for the Highlanders against the British and Irish Lions.
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The Highlanders have welcomed back a couple of their All Blacks
Scott McLeod may have to choose between coaching roles at the All Blacks and Highlanders.
Eight straight wins and still stuck in fourth - life sure is tough in the Kiwi conference.
Follow live as the Highlanders try and pick up a win in Australia over the Force.
The Highlanders will be able to call on two decent bench players against the Force.
Lima Sopoaga will make his return to the Highlanders off the bench this weekend.
No members of undefeated Crusaders were deemed good enough this week - but four Reds were.
Waisake Naholo will miss one week of action for the Highlanders.
Lions get a charmed run to quarters, but NZ sides could fill all four semifinal places.