‘I’ll follow my gut’ – Ackermann

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has revealed he will go with his gut when picking his team for their regular-season finale this weekend.

After defeating the Kings with ease in Johannesburg on Friday, the Lions cemented their position at the Super Rugby summit for another round.

But with the Chiefs and Crusaders breathing down their neck, Ackermann's men go to the Jaguares not assured of a home route to the final.

"We will look where we are on Sunday‚" Ackermann told Times Live when asked if he will rotate his side so they are fresh for the play-offs.

"I'll follow my gut.

"It has not let me down even when it came to selection‚ when I have to make that 50/50 call I always trust the feeling that I get inside. I'm going to do it again and live with the result afterwards."

The Lions sit on 52 points with the Chiefs (50) and Crusaders (49) facing the Highlanders (away) and Hurricanes (home) respectively this weekend.