The Chiefs take on the Lions on their home ground in Hamilton. The Chiefs have had a week off and the Lions went down last week in a shocker to the Blues. Iâ€™d say that the Lions will go into this one as the favorites even after the loss last week. The Chiefs havenâ€™t one a game all season and itâ€™s another week before the return of their three missing All Blacks. Sadly non-talented 1st5 Tasesa â€˜pissoffbacktoaucklandâ€™ Lavea sounds like he has unfortunately recovered from injury and is scheduled to return in this game which I canâ€™t see as helping the Chiefs cause. If selected, Andre Pretorius should walk all over Lavea. The Chiefs have a still have lot of injuries in their campâ€¦ including Richard Kahui (shoulder), Jono Gibbes (calf), Sosene Anesi (neck) Aled de Malmanche (groin) and Niva Ta'auso (neck/back). However there should be some good individual match ups in this one as the Chiefs can still field a solid forward pack that could trouble the Lionsâ€¦ Wepener on Willis should be a good clash, Anton van Zyl on big Keith Robinson should be worth a closer look as well. On the one on oneâ€™s biggest disappointment for me is Jaque Fourie not being matched up against up and coming Niva Ta'auso. Was looking forward to this as was hoping to see Jaque finally being put firmly on his ass. Think this one will go to the Lions as the Chiefs can compete upfront but are going to be outclassed in the backs. Plus the Chiefs have Lavea.